Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer is keen to make an impact in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League after being drafted by defending champions Dhaka Dynamites.
The biggest T20 league in Bangladesh will mark its fifth edition in two months time and will have seven teams competing for the winner honors. However, Cremer will not be the only player from Zimbabwe this season as the likes of Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura and Sikandar Raza are all set to play for their respective franchises.
It would be a massive learning curve for the 30-year old Cremer who will be sharing the dressing room with the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Narine, Shahid Afridi and Shane Watson.
“I have always enjoyed playing in Bangladesh. The wickets there suits me as does most of the Asian conditions and most recently I had a good series away in Sri Lanka so I really look forward to giving a good account of myself and the country away in BPL,” Cremer told the Daily News.
“This will be my first time playing in the BPL. I’m glad we also have several of our players who signed with different sides and I’m looking forward to the games that will come straight up after the West Indies series but for now we will put all the focus on the domestic league and the preparations for West Indies.”
Cremer has made a name for himself in the cricketing fraternity after leading his side to a series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. He also played a massive role leading the attack with his leg breaks.
He managed to pick nine wickets in the only test game against Sri Lanka and bowled 87.3 overs in the match, the most by any Zimbabwean in a test match ever.
“I’m so happy that I could contribute to the team in that way. Those were tough conditions for us but happy that I managed to put in some good performances,” Cremer said of his bowling during the tour of Sri Lanka.
“Yes, there have been great captains before me, but I credit a lot to our team and the guys backing me up.
“It was exceptional from the guys, the best thing for me was that everyone contributed to the series win and batting was the most impressive on the tour.”