BPL 2019: The Best XI of the tournament
The league also managed to unearth some of the finest talents in domestic cricket.
Published - Feb 9, 2019 11:32 am
Updated - Feb 9, 2019 11:33 am
2. Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal had a start-stop tournament throughout. The left-hander was clearly not at his fluent best and failed to convert his starts on most of the occasions. He registered two half-centuries before the final and was just about going well.
But, when the team required the best of him in the final, he did pull off a miracle. His unbeaten 141 off 61 balls was quintessential and sheer class. He single-handedly carried the burden of the batting lineup and finished the tournament on a high. Tamim Iqbal was the second-highest run scorer in the tournament with 467 runs in 14 games.
3. Rilee Rossouw
Rilee Rossouw was another top-class overseas performer in this edition of the BPL. He maintained his consistency throughout the tournament and was an asset in the Rangpur Riders side. But with Alex Hales and AB de Villiers not available for the playoffs, it turned out to be too much of an asking for him and he failed to take his team through.
Rossouw was the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 558 runs in 13 innings at an average close to 70. He smashed five fifties in the tournament and also notched up a century in the same game when Alex Hales got there. The left-hander got to the triple digits in 51 deliveries.