This article is about BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23).
BPL 2023 reaches its midpoint as the match 23rd is scheduled between Fortune Barishal and Sylhet Strikers. Both these teams are the most successful this season. Sylhet Strikers won 5 out of 6 games. Similarly, Fortune Barishal also won 5 out of six games. Sylhet Strikers is ruling the points table, waiting for a better net run rate. The team who wins this match will become the top team in BPL 2023.
Hence, let’s start our BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23).
Date and Time: January 24, 2023, 1:00 pm IST
The weather conditions are normal. Sun will be out. There are no chances of rain and a high breeze that can change the match results.
Mirpur Dhaka pitch occasionally has some help for the bowlers, but overall it is an excellent batting track. Most of the games played on this ground in BPL 2023 are high scoring. In our BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23), we predict it will be another high-scoring encounter.
Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Usman Qadir, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadat Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Chaturanga de Silva, Saif Hasan, Khaled Ahmed, Kazi Onik, Sunzamul Islam, Salman Hossain
Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nabil Samad, Towhid Hridoy, Rubel Hossain, Tom Moores, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Akbor Ali, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
BPL 2023 Performance: Fortune Barishal & Sylhet Strikers
As previously discussed, both teams lost one match in the BPL 2023. Fortune Barishal’s only defeat came at the hands of Sylhet Strikers when Sylhet chased the 196 runs target on the same ground by losing only four wickets. Sylhet lost to Comilla Victorians, which proved their only loss in the tournament.
Key Players of Sylhet Strikers
The key batters in the Sylhet Strikers lineup are local boys Towhid Hridoy and Najmul Hossain Shanto. In the last five matches, Towhid Hridoy scored 205 runs at an average of 51. His previous three T20 innings have 50-plus runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored 192 runs in the last few games of BPL 2023, which included one fifty and one 40+ runs innings. In our BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23), we are still waiting for Muhammad Haris, Mushfiq, and Zakir to shine in batting.
The bowling lineup has the experienced duo of Muhammad Amir and Mashrafe Mortaza. Both are economical and wicket-taking options for the team. Mortaza is 2nd highest wicket-taker of this tournament so far. Imad Wasim is another key player along with Thisara Perera. Both performed not only with the ball but bat also.
Key Players of Fortune Barishal
Captain Shakib al Hasan and Pakistani middle order star Iftikhar Ahmed undertake the burden of Fortune Barishal’s batting lineup. Shakib has two 80+ runs innings in the last four T20 innings and remained part of one of the highest partnerships in BPL history with Iftikhar Ahmed a few days ago. Iftikhar Ahmad scored a blistering century a few days ago, and two more innings of 50+ runs in BPL 2023. Both will be top batters again in our BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23).
The bowling lineup depends greatly on Shakib and Mehidy Hasan, along with another experienced option Mahmudullah. Sri Lankan player de Silva is another excellent addition with economy-friendly and wicket-taking options. Fast bowling was weak, but the addition of Pakistani pacer Muhammad Wasim has solved that problem.
BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23)
In our BPL Match Prediction 2023: Fortune Barishal vs Sylhet Strikers (Match 23), it isn’t easy to choose one team because of the cricket they played in the last few days. But our option is Sylhet Strikers considering their previous win against Barishal.
Sylhet Strikers = 51%
Fortune Barishal = 49%
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