England all-rounder Ravi Bopara, best suited for the Twenty20 format, is aware that the tournament is not just about the big names as the local players can have a huge impact with spin playing a role.
“Mash(Mortaza) is a type of guy you want to play for,” he pointed out. “He gives 100 percent so you have to give 100 percent. It is good for any team.
“There have been big players in the past, like last year you had Kumar Sangakkara and Dwayne Bravo and the competition has always been good in Bangladesh and there are some good spin players here,” he said.
“A lot depends on the pitches – if they are good we are going to have a good tournament. If they are bad then it will be interesting. We expect competition against every team, but we have got the team,” he added.