Date: 07 January 2023
Time : 6:30 PM IST
Venue : Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Fortune Barishal will begin their campaign at Bangladesh Premier League 2023 against Sylhet Strikers. The Shakib Al Hasan-led team defeated Sylhet Strikers, last time the two teams met and they will be hoping for the same this time as well. Meanwhile, Sylhet Strikers will look to avenge their defeat from the last season. It will be interesting game considering Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib, the two seasoned campaigners of Bangladesh will give it all.
The Dhaka pitch is not the best of T20 tracks but it does provide a balance between the bat and ball. While batters can play rely on their timing, bowlers can exploit the stickiness in the pitch.
The Shakib Al Hasan-led team has too many all-rounders in their squad. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mahmudullah, and captain Shakib himself will be key for Barishal. Meanwhile, Ebadot Hossain, Karim Janat, Naveen-Ul-Haq, and Khaled Ahmed will be expected to do the job with the ball. Other names to look out for in the Barishal camp includes Anamul Haque, Ibrahim Zadran, and Haider Ali.
Fortune Barishal squad for BPL 2023: Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chaturanga de Silva, Ebadot Hossain, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kamrul Islam, Karim Janat, Khaled Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Wasim, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Qazi Onik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Saif Hassan, Salman Hossain, Sunzamul Islam, Usman Qadir, Kesrick Williams
Mashrafe Mortaza-led Sylhet Strikers have quite a few experienced players like Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Amir, and Rubel Hossein and the captain will rely on them to do the job. Meanwhile, young guns like Mohammad Haris, Zakir Hasan, and Najmul Shanto will also play a key role for the Strikers. Ryan Burl and Colin Ackermann are also there to provide Mortaza with options to rotate his players.
Sylhet Strikers BPL 2023 Squad: Colin Ackermann, Akbar Ali, Ryan Burl, Dhananjaya de Silva, Gulbadin Naib, Mashrafe Mortaza, Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Tom Moores, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nabil Samad, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Thisara Perera, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rubel Hossain, Taibur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy, Zakir Hasan
Fortune Barishal have the right combination of youth and experience (stability and flamboyance). Therefore, the Shakib Al Hasan-led team is expected to win the match against Sylhet Strikers.
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