cricket\ banner
Categories
bpl news

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

bpl news

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

bpl schedule

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

bpl team

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

bpl scores

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

bpl match

are also part of the Comilla Victorians squad.

Categories
bpl team

bpl team – Nepal uçak kazası – What made Shaheen Afridi decide against going to BPL?

Shaheen Shah Afridi reportedly withdrew himself from Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after the conclusion of the home ODI series against New Zealand on Friday. 

bpl team

The left-arm pacer, who was continuing his knee rehabilitation process with the national team during the series, will return to Lahore this week. Shaheen was allowed to remain with the team after the mutual decision taken by the interim selection committee led by Shahid Afridi and management. 

bpl scores

According to the sources, Shaheen was looking forward to taking part in two-three BPL matches as part of his recovery process. But now, he will continue his rehabilitation at National High-Performance Center in Lahore to get ready for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8. Shaheen will lead defending champions Lahore Qalandars.  

bpl match

The 22-year-old cricketer got injured in the final of T20 World Cup 2022. He was taken off the field after sustaining a knee injury while taking a catch off Shadab Khan.

bpl news

Since then, Shaheen has not taken part in competitive cricket and has remained under strict observation of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s medical team. 

bpl schedule

It must be noted here that Shaheen is set to tie the knot with Shahid’s daughter Ansha on February 3. After Haris Rauf, who tied the knot last December with his class fellow Muzna Masood Malik, Shaheen’s wedding is going to be another star-studded one within two months’ time.

Both the cricketers, who are also good friends off the field, will represent Qalandars in PSL 8.

The much-anticipated eighth edition of PSL will take place from February 13 to March 19 in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan. The final schedule of PSL 8 will be announced in coming days.  

Categories
bpl news

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.

bpl news

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.

bpl schedule

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.

bpl team

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.

bpl scores

“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.

bpl match

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.

top
tg