Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal BBL Eliminator Match Tips

Fortune Barishal

Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal Match Details

  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Start Time: 13:00
  • Location: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2023
  • Format: Bangladesh Premier League
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • With eight wins and four losses, Rangpur Riders are third in the points table.
  • Fortune Barishal collected 14 points from seven wins and five losses to occupy fourth place in the standings.
  • Barishal won both their league games against Riders by six wickets and 67 runs respectively. 

Following the conclusion of the league round of the Bangladesh Premier League 2023, the playoffs will kickstart on Sunday with an encounter between Rangpur Riders and Fortune Barishal. The two teams are all set to clash against each other on February 12 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. It is an important match for both Barishal and Riders as it will decide their fate in the tournament.

The team winning the content will proceed to the second qualifier match and will face the loser of the first Qualifier. However, the losing team will be ruled out of the T20 league. Rangpur Riders were slightly better than Fortune Barishal in the league round.

They featured in a total of 12 games and ended up winning eight matches while losing four games. With 16 points, the team ended up in third place in the standings. Riders failed to conclude the group games on a good note as they were hammered by Comilla Victorians by 70 runs. They were let down by the batters as the batting unit collapsed at 107 runs while chasing a big score of 177 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

On the other hand, Fortune Barishal occupied fourth place in the league round points table. They also played 12 full games of cricket but lost five games. The team is coming into the Sunday game after losing to Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal in the last two games by five and six wickets respectively. In both games, the Barishal batters underperformed by scoring only 121 and 169 runs. 

Meanwhile, Fortune Barishal can have a psychological edge over Rangpur Riders in the knockout match. The two teams faced each other twice in the competition and both times, Barishal established themselves as a better team. In the first game, Rangpur Riders scored only 158 runs and it took 19.2 overs for Barishal to chase the total and record a win by six wickets.

In the second match, the Fortune side batted side and posted a mammoth score of 238 runs on the scoreboard. Following the massive total, Rangpur were restricted to 171 runs and they lost the game by 67 runs. 

3 beneficial player bets for RAN vs FBA Eliminator Bangladesh Premier League 2023 Match

Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal Tips

Top Rangpur Riders Batter: Rony Talukdar

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2023

The 32-year-old Roby Talukdar will be the player to watch out for on Sunday for the franchise Rangpur Riders. He has been the top performer for the team with the bat so far. In 11 matches, the right-hander smacked 330 runs at an average of 33.00. Talukdar did not exhibit prime form in the last two games as he perished before scoring big knocks. In the last two games against Chattogram Challengers and Comilla Victorians, the top-order batter scored only 28 and 13 runs respectively. However, we are backing him to regain his form and do something spectacular in the must-win game for his team.

Top Fortune Barishal Batter: Shakib Al Hasan

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2023
  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Best Odds: 4.0 @ Dafabet

The all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been the driving force for his team in the tournament. Apart from flaunting his brilliant captaincy skills, he also spilled magic with the bat. He is currently the top run-scorer for Fortune Barishal and second-highest overall. In 12 matches, the veteran has accumulated 375 runs at an average of 41.67. The 35-year-old was not up to the mark in the last game as he scored only 22 runs off 14 balls against Khulna Tigers

Top wicket-taker of the match: Azmatullah Omarzai

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Bangladesh Premier League 2023
  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Best Odds: 5.75 @ 10Cric

Azmatullah Omarzai has been the force to reckon with in the 2023 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The Rangpur Riders’ seamer is the second-highest wicket-taker in the T20 Championship with 15 wickets in 11 games at an average of 18.33. He was brilliant in his team’s last game against Comilla Victorians as well. In his four overs, the pacer picked up two wickets while conceding 34 runs. The odds are in the favor of Omarzai to be the top wicket-taker on Sunday.