Russell praises Mohammad Nawaz for all-round performance in BPL final


Dhaka: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has praised Mohammad Nawaz for his all-round show in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final against Khulna Tigers while representing Rajshahi Royals.

Royals led by Russell won the BPL last night where Mohammad Nawaz struck 41 off 20 balls that helped Royals to a 21-run win.

“Well played to Nawaz. He took a lot of pressure off me. He gave us the punch that we needed going into bowling to defend that target,” Russell said.

Nawaz and Russell for the fifth wicket added 71 runs off the final 34 deliveries to take their side to 170-4. Nawaz innings included six fours and two sixes while Russell scored 27 off 16 balls.

Nawaz in the second innings finishes with 1-29 in his four overs as he dismissed Rilee Rossouw. Left-arm pace bowler, Mohammad Irfan was the pick of the bowler for Royals as he picked 2-18 in his four overs.