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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 match – BPL 2023: Match 9, CCH vs FBA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BPL match between CCH vs FBA?

Both Chattogram Challengers and Fortune Barishal have won one match each.

After losing their first game of the Bangladesh Premier League season, Chattogram Challengers (CCH) registered an important win in the previous match against Khulna Tigers and are set to host Fortune Barishal (FBA) on January 13 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The Barishal-based side, on the other hand, managed to win their last match against Rangpur Riders and will eye for a win to improve their standing in the league.

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Their batting has been marvellous so far this season with the middle-order delivering on a consistent basis. Afghanistan batter Ibrahim Zadran scored a brilliant half-century in the last match (52 off 41) while Mehidy Hasan Miraz accompanied him in the middle, scoring 43 off 29. Iftikhar Ahmed (25* off 18) and Karim Janat (21* off 14) too played their part as the team won their first match of the season by six wickets.

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When it comes to their bowling, they have plenty of options and thus the captain can try various things. They conceded more than 190 runs in the first match but managed to restrict the Riders to 160 and that is a massive positive. Chaturanga de Silva and Miraz notched two wickets in the last match while Shakib, Ebadot Hossain and Janat picked one each.

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Coming back to the Challengers, the Shuvagata Hom-led side completely dominated Khulna Tigers in the last match. Opener Usman Khan scored a scintillating century (103* off 58) while his partner Max O’Dowd scored 58 off 50. Courtesy of their blistering partnership, Chattogram chased the target with ease. Coming to their bowling performance, two of their bowlers conceded more than 11 runs per over in the previous match and overall, there is a lot of room for improvement.

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Match Details:

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date & Time: January 13, 1:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The surface at Chattogram will help the batters settle well and take advantage of the conditions. The team winning the toss might elect to bowl first and anything above 165 can be considered to be a good total.

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Probable Playing XIs for CCH vs FBA

Chattogram Challengers (CCH):

Max O’Dowd, Irfan Sukkur(w), Shuvagata Hom(c), Afif Hossain, Usman Khan, Unmukt Chand, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Abu Jayed, Ziaur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana

Fortune Barishal (FBA):

Chaturanga de Silva, Anamul Haque(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Ibrahim Zadran, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Karim Janat, Kamrul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed

Probable Best Performers from CCH vs FBA:

Probable best batter: Usman Khan

The opener was sensational in the previous match. Batting at a strike rate of 177.59, Usman Khan scored 103* off 58 deliveries. If the 27-year-old continues to bat in a similar fashion, he can be the main difference in the match against Fortune Barishal.

Probable best bowler: Chaturanga de Silva

The 32-year-old all-rounder picked up three wickets from two matches so far in the tournament. Even though he hasn’t been very dangerous with the ball, the Galle-born cricketer can give crucial breakthroughs to help his team.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.