An imperious Anamul Haque Bijoy became the first batter to cross 1000 runs in a single season of the Dhaka Premier League since the competition was awarded List-A cricket status in 2013.
In the fourth round of the Super League phase of DPL on Tuesday, Anamul scored the 15th ton in his List-A career, and with this ton, he completed 1000 runs. It was his third century in this season of the Dhaka League.
After 14 matches, Anamuld scored 1042 runs at an outstanding average of 80.15 with a strike rate of 97.47. He also scored eight fifties along with hitting 44 sixes— most by any batter in the league.
In the league’s 2019 edition, Saif Hassan scored 814 runs which remained the best batting performance after the league won the List-A status. Anamul surpassed Saif in this league and raised the bar to 1000.
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Along with making this record, Anamul scored 184 in a match which is the highest by any batter in this edition of the Dhaka League.
Anamul played his last international match back in 2019 in Sri Lanka. He failed to impress the selectors in that series and subsequently lost his place in the national team.
The right-handed batter did not stop working hard to improve his game and proved that he was on the right track. The ongoing edition of the Dhaka League came as another demonstration of his batsmanship.
Recently, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the former Bangladesh captain, said that Anamul has improved a lot and the batter deserves to be close to the national team.