Exactly a month has passed since the Bangladesh Premier League 2016 kickstarted, and the competition has been close, with hardly any dull moments. The BPL 2016 is in its last stage, with the final between Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings scheduled to take place at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
The final is expected to be a mammoth encounter. Both teams have some quality and in-form players, who will love to bring their A game in the final to help their team lift the title. Here is a look at some players, who can play an important role for their respective sides.
Shakib Al Hasan
All-rounders always play an important role in the T20 format and the Bangladeshi is one of the best in the business with his slow left-arm and his quality batting. More importantly, Shakib knows the conditions best — how to bat and bowl to be efficient in the final. He has already scored 214 runs in BPL 2016, along with taking 11 wickets, and the all-rounder will hope to carry his form in the final against the Kings to steer his team to victory.
The former Sri Lanka batsman might have failed in the last match against the Titans, but the top order player for Dynamites needs to provide a solid base for their big hitters, including Andre Russell, to fire on all cylinders in the latter stage of the innings. Besides that last innings, he has been solid, scoring more than 30 runs, including two half-centuries, in his last five matches . His experience in such a prestigious final will come in handy for the team.
The Kings might not have a power-packed top order, but with Sabbir Rahman in the middle order, they have a batsman who can play some quality innings. The right-hander, who scored a huge ton earlier in the competition, will want to shine in the BPL 2016 final as well. With the batsman adept at playing the seamers and spinners, he could be a dangerous player in the Kings' batting line-up.
In the ever-smiling Sammy, they have a potential all-rounder who can tear apart bowlers with his big hitting skills and take some important wickets with his gentle medium pace, where he uses his variety well. The West Indian is known to stand up and play a captain's knock when required, as was witnessed when he scored a half-century to defeat Chittagong Vikings in the eliminator. So the skipper comes into this final confident, which will give him further encouragement to shine in the title-decider.