South Africans Rilee Rossouw and David Wiese ended on the right and wrong side of Tuesday’s Bangladesh Premier League results respectively.
Rossouw followed Sunday’s superb 76 not out against the Khulna Titans with an unbeaten 20 in the Rangpur Riders’ nine-wicket victory over the Comilla Victorians at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka.
Former Australian captain and Victorians Steven Smith, who is serving a ban from international cricket for ball-tampering, but is allowed to play in domestic competitions around the world, fell for a duck.
Wiese took two key wickets as the Titans conceded 192 for six to the Dhaka Dynamites. The right-arm seamer removed West Indians Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.
The former Proteas all-rounder later perished for just six, bowled by Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan in a heavy 105-run defeat to the Dynamites.
Wednesday will bring key clashes between the Chittagong Vikings and Syleet Sixers – and Titans and Rajshahi Kings.
Meanwhile, former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener is relishing coaching the Kings.
Rajshahi sport the services of South African batsman Christiaan Jonker, Sri Lanka pair Isuru Urdana and Seekkuge Prasanna, Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate – and a host of local talent.
‘I think the Bangladeshi players came from a lot of cricket, and that’s good. There are a couple of players from England who have not played for a while. But the make-up of our side are players from the subcontinent, and that is something we will try to do to make it right,’ said Klusener.
‘We have very few from outside, so hopefully that will be a good step, because we think that they have better knowledge to play in these conditions. We have got a good bowling attack. It’s just about finding the balance. And we have lots of variety, so that’s an advantage for us. At the same time, we have some wonderful batters and we will try to look at some decent scores to defend.’