Indian domestic cricketers, Rajat Bhatia, Kunal Chandela, Uday Kaul, Jatin Saxena, Sachin Rana and Ashok Menaria are few of the players plying their trade in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL).
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All the players were not a part of their state teams in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Talking one by one, Rajat Bhatia, who now plays for Rajasthan, played his last game for the state in the 2016-17 season. He also went unsold in the IPL auction, which was held last month.
Kunal Chandela made his debut for Delhi in Ranji Trophy this season. He wasn’t included in the side for limited-overs tournaments as he has been rated as the first-class specialist.
Uday Kaul, former India A player, lost his place to Abhishek Gupta in the Punjab team. He last played for Punjab in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season.
Jatin Saxena switched his base to Chhattisgarh last year but isn’t a regular member of the team in List A cricket. He played all the six games of the Ranji Trophy season for Chhattisgarh.
Batting all-rounder Saxena is also the part of Rajasthan Royals and is all set for his maiden IPL stint.
Coming to Sachin Rana, the Haryana-based player is also not a part of his state-side. He last played for Haryana way back in 2015/16 season.
Rana also played for IPL franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past.
The last player on the list is Ashok Menaria, who played for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy 2017/18.
All-rounder Menaria is now not a permanent member of his state team.
Menaria was once a star for Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
Apart from Indian players, Salman Butt, the former Pakistan opener, who is looking to make a comeback in the national side – is also playing in the List A tournament.
India all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan, was also set to play the tournament but he was selected in his stateside for Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Baroda has also qualified for the second round and he will continue to be the part of his team. He will also be playing IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, a franchise who purchased him for Rs 1.90 Crore.
It is to be noted that Ishant Sharma, who didn’t get any buyer in IPL auction, will be playing County cricket. He has joined Sussex county club for the upcoming season.
In past too, many of the Indian players have participated in county cricket and in Dhaka Premier League.
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