BPL 2024: Qualifier 2, FBA vs RAN Match Prediction

BPL 2024: Qualifier 2, FBA vs RAN Match Prediction

Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal Match Preview: 

As the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League moves into its final stages, Rangpur Riders (RAN) are scheduled to lock horns with Fortune Barishal (FBA) in Qualifier 2. The match will be contested at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday, February 28.

Rangpur, who finished the league stage on top of the points table, are coming off a six-wicket defeat over Comilla Victorians in the Qualifier 2. Fortune Barishal, on the other hand, won the eliminator match against Chattogram Challengers by a margin of seven wickets. It is anticipated to be a high-octane clash as both sides will be aiming to seal a spot in the final.

FBA vs RAN Match Details:

Match Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal, Bangladesh Premier League 2024
Venue Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details FanCode app or website

Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Pitch Report and Conditions:

The pitch at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur is likely to be slow and it might pose a greater challenge for batters. Despite being helpful for batters, the surface gently loses pace and may provide assistance for spin bowlers as the game progresses. Chasing could be a preferable option at this venue.

FBA vs RAN Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 5
Rangpur Riders won 2
Fortune Barishal won 3

FBA vs RAN Predicted Playing XIs

Rangpur Riders (RAN):

Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran, Nurul Hasan (c, wk), Mohammad Nabi, Abu Hider, Hasan Mahmud, Fazalhaq Farooqi 

Fortune Barishal (FBA):

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Tamim Iqbal could be the best batter in the forthcoming Qualifier 2 clash between Rangpur Riders and Fortune Barishal. The Barishal captain is currently the leading run-scorer of the side and second overall, having scored a total of 443 runs in 13 games at an average of 36.91. The opening batter was crucial for the side in the Eliminator against Chattogram Challengers, scoring an unbeaten 52 runs.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Shakib Al Hasan has been one of the key players of Rangpur Riders throughout the tournament. He is the leading wicket-taker of the side, having picked up 17 wickets in 12 games at an average of 16.76 and an economy rate of 6.15. The star all-rounder has proved his worth with the bat as well, scoring 254 runs in 12 games so far this season. He could pose a greater challenge for the opponents in the much-awaited clash. 

          Today’s Match Prediction: Team Bowling first to win the match

Scenario 1

Rangpur Riders win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 40-45

Rangpur Riders win the match

Scenario 2

Fortune Barishal win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 35-45

First Innings Score – 155-165

Fortune Barishal win the match

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

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