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Fortune Barishal was thrice the Runners-up in Bangladesh Premier League in the previous seasons. The team has faced some name and ownership changes in the past.
They participated in the inaugural season in 2012 as Barisal Burners. Then, they were named Barisal Bulls in the 2015 season under new ownership. Then, they were out for several seasons due to financial issues and returned in the 2021-22 edition with yet another name and owners.
Now they are Fortune Barishal as the new owners are Fortune Group. Let’s start our Fortune Barishal Team Predictions.
Previous Record in BPL
Barishal team was the runner up team in 2012, 2015, and 2021-22 seasons. This team did not participate in 2017 to 2020. In the other tournaments, it could not pass the group stage.
Fortune Barishal Squad 2022
- Shakib Al Hasan (c)
- Chris Gayle
- Dwayne Bravo
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Danushka Gunathilaka
- Nurul Hasan
- Najmul Hossain Shanto
- Mehedi Hasan Rana
- Fazle Mahmud
- Obed McCoy
- Alzzari Joseph
- Jake Lintott
- Munim Shahriar
- Shafiqul Islam
- Towhid Hridoy
- Ziaur Rahman
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Taijul Islam
- Shykat Ali
- Nayeem Hasan
- Irfan Sukkur
- Salman Hossain
Above is the list of Fortune Barishal Squad 2022.
Fortune Barishal Performance in BPL 2021-22
Fortune Barishal was excellent in BPL 2021-22 edition. They dominated the league stage. In the league stage, they won 7 out of 10 games.
One game was abandoned due to rain, and one point was handed to each team. Hence, they lost only two games in the league stage. These losses came against Comilla Victorians and Minister Dhaka.
With 15 points, they were at the top of the point table heading into the playoffs. They defeated Comilla Victorians in the qualifier and made it into the final. They faced Comilla Victorians again in the final, but they didn’t get the last laugh this time.
Barishal finished the tournament as runners-up as they lost to Comilla Victorians by one run in the final.
This was their return year, and they showed everyone what they were capable of with their outstanding performance. Fortune Barishal was the most consistent team in the tournament last year when it came to winning matches.
Unfortunately, they could not win the tournament, but they are the best teams as we move forward in our Fortune Barishal Team Predictions.
Fortune Barishal Key Players
The skipper Shakib Al Hasan is the best Player on the team. He has shown the whole world what he is capable of with his outstanding all-round performance. He is the No.1 ranked all-rounder in ICC ODI Rankings.
Moreover, he won the Player of the Series award in BPL’s last edition. In the last season of BPL, he scored 284 runs in 11 innings and picked up 16 wickets. He is also the highest wicket-taker in BPL history, with 122 wickets in 87 matches.
In short, Fortune Barishal has a complete package and a match-winner in Shakib Al Hasan.
They also have Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle, legendary T20 players. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the Afghan mystery bowler, is there to bowl those magical deliveries and pick up big wickets.
Fortune Barishal has young West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph who took many wickets in this tournament.
The top-order players Najamal Hossain Shanto and Shykat Ali have also performed from time to time to take their teams to the Finals.
What is most interesting in our Fortune Barishal Team Predictions is how the team will proceed in this year’s BPL.
Fortune Barishal BPL 2023 Predictions
It is evident from the previous season that Barishal team owners have a keen interest in West Indian legends. Hence, there is a strong possibility that the team will feature some of them.
On the other side, the team needs some quality, fast bowlers in their lineup, along with Alzarri Joseph. Hence, they will most likely go with some young pacer for Pakistan because Pakistani players showed their availability for BPL 2023.
The Bangladeshi openers and captain Shakib will stay with the team because there is no reason to leave the team emerging from any side.
Fortune Barishal has shown some interest in signing Pakistani pacer Muhammad Husnain in case he does not play BBL.
However, two other fast bowlers, Shahnawaz Dahani and Muhammad Wasim are still available because no other team has shown an interest in them.
The team has quality spin bowling and good batting, but there is always a margin for improvement. It was all from our Fortune Barishal Team Predictions.
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