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Fortune Barishal signs Afghanistan star Ibrahim Zadran

In anticipation of the forthcoming BPL season, Fortune Barishal has began squad preparation a little sooner. Tamim Iqbal was just added to the roster.

Fortune Ibrahim Zadran has joined Barishal’s squad for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) campaign. Through a Facebook post, Barishal officially announced the hiring of Ibrahim. In the upcoming BPL season, this Afghanistan opener will don Barishal’s jersey.

Fortune Barishal have began the team’s preparation a little earlier in anticipation of the forthcoming BPL season. Tamim Iqbal was just added to the roster. Additionally, Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan’s opener, will play in Barishal’s uniform. Ibrahim Zadran, a different opener, has been added to the lineup this time.

Ibrahim has been in charge of managing Afghanistan’s opening for a very long time. This opener has already represented Afghanistan in all three forms since making his international cricket debut in 2019. In 24 innings of international T20 play, Ibrahim scored 530 runs. His strike rate is 102.71, average is 26.50, and he has two fiftys.

Afghanistan’s cricket squad is captained by cricketer Ibrahim Zadran. Ibrahim Zadran was born on December 12, 2001, making him 22 years old as of 2023. Ibrahim Zadran is a right-handed batter from Khost. 

Ibrahim Zadran has played 5 matches in his Test career so far, during which time he has amassed 362 runs at an average of 36. In his Test career, Ibrahim Zadran has struck 42 fours and 4 sixes. At the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh, on June 20, 2023, he played his most recent Test match against Bangladesh, recording 6 runs off 17 balls.

Ibrahim Zadran has played 14 matches in his ODI career so far, during which time he has scored 748 runs at an average of 62. In his ODI career, Ibrahim Zadran has hit 76 fours and 10 sixes. In one of his most recent ODI games, he scored one run off six balls in Chittagong, Bangladesh’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, in July 2023.

To date in his T20 career, Ibrahim Zadran has played 24 games and amassed 530 runs at an average of 27. In his T20 career, Ibrahim Zadran has hit 41 fours and 13 sixes. Ibrahim Zadran scored 22 runs off of 27 balls for his team in their most recent T20 match against Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh, which took place in July 2023.

With a total of 432 points, Ibrahim Zadran is presently ranked 73rd in the ICC Test batting rankings. With a total of 657 points, he is now ranked 16th in the ICC ODI batting rankings. With a total of 517 points, Ibrahim Zadran holds the 43rd spot in the ICC T20 batting rankings. 

The following BPL season is anticipated to begin in January 2024, while the time has not yet been set in stone. The BPL will be set up following the country’s upcoming national elections, the tournament’s governing body said in a statement. In the middle of February, the final of the biggest T20 tournament in the nation will take place.   

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bpl news_online cricket betting_EPL TALK: Why Manchester City’s treble charge is truly terrifying.

bpl news_online cricket betting_EPL TALK: Why Manchester City’s treble charge is truly terrifying.

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IT’S hard to pinpoint the moment when Manchester City morphed into elite football’s version of the Marvel movie franchise, but their omnipresence feels just about complete.

Pep Guardiola’s jazzy artists have gone heavy metal, but in a streamlined, Mad Max kind of way. They now come with spikes and battering rams. Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland can move in a straight line and cut through anyone. City were always technically ahead, but now they boast physical control, too.

And how do we feel about this? The eternal quest for perfection has universal appeal and should be embraced by all, theoretically. What’s not to like?

Certainly in the early years of Guardiola’s era, it was great fun, rather like the initial flourish of the Marvel movies. De Bruyne was Captain America, endearing, formidable, devoted to the cause and willing to take one for the team, despite his elevated status. Ilkay Gundogan was a bit of a Winter Soldier and Jack Grealish’s story arc now has a redemptive feel to it, the cheeky scoundrel embracing his Iron Man-like playboy persona, before learning the true value of sacrifice.

And as City’s Treble challenge gets upgraded from possible to probable – in light of their 4-1 win over Arsenal – a crescendo feels imminent. They have their Thor in Haaland, a celestial being not of this earth, and are assembling for the endgame, a pinnacle beyond all others since Manchester United’s Treble in 1999.

And then what?

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bpl news_bangladesh cricket betting_Balbirnie and Campher to bank on BPL experience for Bangladesh challenge.

bpl news_bangladesh cricket betting_Balbirnie and Campher to bank on BPL experience for Bangladesh challenge.

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For the white-ball games, the Irish will bank on the experience of Balbirnie and Campher, who played for Khulna Titans and Chattogram Challengers.

“It was really beneficial for me,” Balbirnie said of his stint with Khulna Titans.

“I was there to see first-hand a couple of their players, some of the grounds and conditions we’re going to come up against in the next week or two.”

Ireland have been recent giant-killers in T20 cricket. At last year’s T20 World Cup, they knocked out two-time champions West Indies and beat eventual champions England in a group match.

Bangladesh will be a tough proposition, however, having this week whitewashed England in a T20 series.

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bpl news – baji999 com – Dhaka Dominators vs Fortune Barishal: Who will win? What’s your prediction?

The Bangladesh Premier League is at its business end of proceedings as teams at the bottom half of the table face do-or-die situations in order to make the top four, while teams at the top half look to consolidate their positions eyeing the Qualifiers.


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With such contrasting realities, Nasir Hossain’s Dhaka Dominators, who are languishing at the bottom with two wins out of eight matches, will take on one of the most likely candidates to take hold of the Qualifier positions, Shakib Al Hasan-led Fortune Barishal.

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Dhaka got their campaign off to a wonderful start with a six-wicket win over Khulna Tigers but since then had to endure a horrific run of results as they lost the next six matches.

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However, they have shown signs of life with another win over Khulna in their latest encounter but will have to play out of their skin in order to upset a marauding Barishal.

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Captain Nasir has been Dhaka’s top performer with both bat and ball and had help from speedster Taskin Ahmed but underwhelming efforts from their batters and a lacklustre display from their foreign recruits have somewhat put a rope on their potential progression.

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On the other end of the table, Shakib has led from the front, this time predominantly with the bat and match-winning performances from their foreign inclusions have boosted their strength and made them one of the frontrunners in the tournament so far.  

When: 1:30 pm, January 30, Monday

Where: Sylhet international cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Reverse fixture: Fortune Barishal won by 13 runs 

Probable XI
Dhaka Dominators: Soumya Sarker, Mizanur Rahman, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nasir Hossain (c), Muktar Ali, Ariful Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Amir Hamza, Al-Amin Hossain, Salman Irshad 

Fortune Barishal: Anamul Haque (wk), Saif Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah Riyad, Chaturanga de Silva, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Hossain, Karim Janat, Mohammad Wasim Jr 

Players to watch 
Nasir Hossain (Dhaka Dominators)

Matches: 8
Runs: 291
Strike-rate: 125.97
Wickets: 11
Economy rate: 7.23

Shakib Al Hasan (Fortune Barishal)
Matches: 8
Runs: 306
Strike-rate: 186.58
Wickets: 4
Economy rate: 6.62

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bpl news – Real Sociedad–Mallorca – 1 million viewers watching BPL matches on Daraz app regularly

Daraz, the country’s leading online marketplace has kicked off a great start of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL ’23) live streaming on its mobile application. 

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The most popular domestic cricket league of Bangladesh is watched by around one million viewers per day, reads a press release. 

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Besides enjoying the BPL matches for free, Daraz users can avail attractive deals and discounts throughout the BPL season on their purchases. 

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Daraz expects exponential growth in the number of viewers as the league is moving towards the latter stages of the competition.

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Anyone interested can remotely watch the matches from anywhere in the country through Daraz app on their mobile phones.

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Daraz is always working on a number of innovative projects to provide the best possible user experience on the platform. Exclusive live streaming of BPL matches was another outstanding initiative that the company took to reach cricket-loving population in Bangladesh. 

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bpl news – Andreas müller – Muhammad Rizwan transported by helicopter for BPL game

Rizwan did not have a standout performance and his team lost the match to Fortune Barisal by 12 runs

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Comilla Victorians arranged a helicopter to ensure the availability of player Muhammad Rizwan for their game at the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023.

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The helicopter transported him from the airport to the stadium in Chittagong after he finished playing ODI series against New Zealand in Karachi.

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Despite the special arrangement, Rizwan did not have a standout performance and his team lost the match to Fortune Barisal by 12 runs.

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Other Pakistan cricketers, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, and Khushdil Shah,

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are also part of the Comilla Victorians squad.

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bpl news – A need for growing T20 bowling skills

It was Fortune Barishal skipper Shakib Al Hasan who said that bowlers have not quite turned up at the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), especially during night fixtures where pitches offered big scores.

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As a format, the T20 mindset and culture is still in its primary period. The lack of T20s in the domestic circuit, except the BPL, has been brought up as a key reason for why it is more difficult to bring up players ready for the format.

The batters have found some rhythm and a few bowlers have shown their mettle so far, but as the Chattogram phase begins on Friday – with Chattogram Challengers taking on Fortune Barishal in the day’s opening fixture – the onus will be on the bowlers to respond in kind on wickets where runs are expected.

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Barishal’s Ebadot Hossain talked about the same need for improvement. Although he referred to the quicks, spinners need to get on their game too.

“Chattogram’s wickets are always batting-friendly. The fast bowlers need to improve their skill and bowl intelligently. Given that wickets are friendly for batters, the pacers with more skill will do better compared to others,” Ebadot said while talking to reporters at Chattogram yesterday.

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The national team pacer was not just talking about BPL success. He himself was at the receiving end of a bitter end to Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign last year, when he bagged crucial wickets but Sri Lanka targeted him at the death and took him for runs to seize the game away from the Tigers. With ICC wickets providing sporting surfaces at the very least, it is the need of the hour to get accustomed to bowling on batting-friendly surfaces.India recently scored over 400 runs in the third ODI in Chattogram but the Bangladesh bowlers can take valuable lessons from the experience.

Sylhet Strikers skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in this BPL alongside Al Amin Hossain. Mashrafe has brought his experience and new-ball bowling skills and has not been hit for too many runs. Al Amin though suffered, conceding an economy rate of over nine. Sylhet’s other pace duo Rejaur Rahman Raja and Mohammad Amir are second on the list with six wickets. The freedom to express themselves has not only allowed batters but also the bowlers of Sylhet to shine.

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“Raja bagged four wickets in the first game of the Dhaka phase. Everyone said that although the wicket was good, Raja bowled well. Wickets got better and better after that in Dhaka. Chattogram is always good, so if we can do well on these surfaces, it will help in the upcoming World Cup,” said Ebadot.

When batters were able to show superiority, bowlers were not often on the mark. The yorkers have not come through while slower deliveries have been picked off when the surface has not held up slightly.

“You have to be accurate with your yorkers and slowers,” he reminded, with death-bowling still a headache for the national side.

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Ebadot said he has been working with his Bangladesh teammate and Comilla Victorians pacer Mustafizur Rahman to develop his cutters.

“My strength is to bowl fast and I have the yorker going for me. Along with that I am working on cutters and their accuracy. Mustafizur is good at cutters and I was learning from him. He changed the grip of my slower bouncers and it helped me,” he said.

Working as a unit always works for pacers. Ebadot has Khaled Ahmed in his side. If the pacers can get their execution right in these BPL tracks, it will be the best thing for the national team.

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bpl news – Azam Khan, Usman Khan earn praise for T20 century in BPL

Pakistan Super League (PSL) products Azam Khan and Usman Khan were on fire on Monday, as both batters scored century in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

In the match between Khulna Tigers and Chattogram Challengers, Azam Khan’s side batted first.

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Azam Khan scored his maiden T20 century and finished his innings 109 not out on 58 balls with the help of eight sixes and nine fours.

But in reply, another Karachi-born star from Quetta Gladiators, Usman Khan showed his class.

Usman Khan’s 58-ball knock, in which he remained not out on 103, helped Chattogram Challengers chase the total for the loss of just one wicket.

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Quetta Gladiators’ Twitter handle congratulated their players, including Naseem Shah who took fifer in ODI against New Zealand, for amazing performances throughout the day.

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