Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has joined Khulna Titans for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League. The franchise confirmed on Thursday. He is one of the two overseas signings for the upcoming season which is scheduled to start in the first week of December this year. Watson is expected to be available for the full season.
“Khulna Titans is excited to have Shane Watson join the franchise. He is a true champion, having won many titles for his country and the franchise teams he has represented around the world. His experience and his winning mentality will contribute significantly to the team. Hopefully Shane will propel us to the title that we have been working so hard for,” said Kazi Inam Ahmed, the Managing Director of Khulna Titans.
Meanwhile, Shane Watson shared that he is excited to be a part of the franchise. He further said that he would like to deliver his best performance for them and will help them to raise their standings as well because in the last edition of the tournament they were placed at the bottom of the points table.
“I am super excited to join the Khulna Titans for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League season. The BPL is a tournament that I have always wanted to play in and now I finally get my chance. There are so many great cricketers playing in the BPL from the local Bangladesh stars to the overseas superstars, so it is going to be very special to finally be a part of it,” Watson added.
“The other very special thing for me is to have the chance to play in front of the incredible Bangladesh cricket loving fans again. The coaching and management team at the Khulna Titans are putting together an amazing squad so hopefully we can bring home that title that we have always been looking for,” he further concluded.