De Villiers joins the likes of Chris Gayle and Alex Hales in the team
De Villiers joins the likes of Chris Gayle and Alex Hales in the team

Former South Africa international AB de Villiers has signed up with Rangpur Riders for the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League starting January 5 next year.

De Villiers joins the likes of Chris Gayle and Alex Hales in the team, ahead of the players draft schedule to take place on Sunday. Other big names in the Rangpur Riders team are Bangladesh internationals Mushrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Mohammad Mithun.

Earlier, David Warner was signed up by Sylhet Sixers along with Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane.

Rangpur Riders are the defending champions after winning the title last year, courtesy Gayle’s whirlwind 146 off 69 deliveries, which included a record 18 sixes. Gayle was retained by the team for this season.