BPL 2022: Match 18, RR vs FB Match Preview, Prediction, Pitch Report, Probable playing XI, Rangpur Riders vs Fortune Barishal

  Match Preview RR vs FB BPL 2022 -23  

On Thursday, January 19th, Rangpur Riders will face off against Fortune Barishal in the 18th match of the Bangladesh Premier League 2023 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Rangpur riders have had a rough start to the tournament, losing their opening match,but comeback stronger and won their last two matches, currently sitting at the third place of the standings.

Fortune Barishal, on the other hand, has been doing well, they beat the Chattogram Challengers in their last match by 26 runs and are currently in second place on the standings with two wins from their first three matches. The Pakistani batter Iftikhar Ahmed played a stellar innings of 57* off just 26 and Ibrahim Zadran scored 48 off 33 to help Barishal reach 202 runs. The team defended well, with captain Shakib Al Hasan delivering an economical spell which restricted the Challengers to only 176/4.

Match Details RR vs FB:

Venue:Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date & Time: January 19, 2023, 17:00 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & FanCode, Geo Super in PK

Pitch Report  : RR vs FB

The pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is balanced, providing opportunities for both batsmen and bowlers. The average first innings score at the venue is 176. In their last match at this venue, Fortune Barishal scored 202 runs, indicating that another high-scoring match can be expected.

Probable Playing XIs for RR vs FB:


Mohammad Naim, Rony Talukdar, Mehidy Hasan, Shoaib Malik (c), Parvez Hossain Emon (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shamim Hossain, Azmatullah Omarzai, Robiul Haque, Haris Rauf, Rakibul Hasan

Fortune Barishal:

Anamul Haque (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Mahmadullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Karim Janat, Chaturanga de Silva, Kamrul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam

Probable Best Performers from RR vs FB:

Probable best batter: Shakib Al Hasan

Despite recent controversy regarding his behavior on the field, Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Fortune Barishal, is currently playing exceptionally well. He is the top run scorer for his team in the tournament, having accumulated 156 runs in just three innings. Additionally, he is the sixth highest run-scorer overall this season, boasting an impressive strike rate of 195.

Probable best bowler: ROBIUL HAQUE

Robiul Haque, a young Bangladeshi fast bowler, has been performing exceptionally well in the competition this year, taking seven wickets in just three appearances for Rangpur Riders. He is currently tied for second place in terms of wicket-takers in the tournament and aims to surpass Sylhet Strikers’ Mashrafe Mortaza, who leads with nine wickets.

Prediction RR vs FB Match 11 BPL 2023

RANGPUR RIDERS has more chances of winning vs Fortune Barishal.

Disclaimer: This prediction is 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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