The Indian Premier League gave rise to many similar leagues in many other countries. The Pakistan premier league is also using the same concept. Even Bangladesh has its own premier league, that is Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). These T20 cricket leagues are in trend now. The concept is extremely entertaining where the teams are a mix-up of both international and domestic players. Also, players from the same international teams may play against each other in those leagues.
Talking about Bangladesh Premier League is the world’s sixteenth premier league as per the attendance at such matches. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is organizing the ninth season of the Bangladesh Premier League. With the enhancement in popularity, Bpl 2023 seems to be a great success.
Though as we all know that cricket is one of the most unpredictable games. However, we can calculate the probability of which team is going to win. There are seven teams in total in Bpl 2023. And the total number of matches that will take place is forty-six. Those will take place in three different venues.
During the last season, Comilla Victorians were the winners. In the final, they won by just 1 run from Fortune Barishal. It was quite a close match.
Now as per the changes in BPL 9, there are so many new players taking part. Also, there are a plethora of players who were playing last year and are not part of any teams in Bpl 2023.
If we observe all the teams this year, Fortune Barishal seems to have the capability to win this season of BPL. They have Shakib Al Hasan on their team, who is currently one of the best all-rounders in the world. In fact, the T10 league took place recently. He gave a remarkable performance as a batsman as well as a bowler.
The power hitters like Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are also going to be on the team. Those batsmen from Afghanistan will be extremely useful in T20 matches.
Not mere batting, but the bowling side of the team is also quite strong. Naveen-ul-Haq, Kesrick Williams, Usman Qadir, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will do the magic with spin and pace.
Kusal Parera, the batsman from Sri Lanka is in the squad of Fortune Barishal for BPL 2023.
In BPL 9, there are two new teams. Making the total number seven. Last season, there were only 6 teams in BPL. Dhaka Dominators will be taking the place of last year’s Minister Dhaka. And Rangpur Riders is another new team.
So, here are the names of all the teams participating in BPL 2023.
- Sylhet Strikers
- Khulna Tigers
- Comilla Victorians
- Chattogram challengers
- Fortune Barishal
- Dhaka Dominators
- Rangpur Riders
The basic format of the BPL season 9 is the same as last year. Each team gets to play 20 overs. Just like any other T20 match.
So, there will be two rounds. One is a double-round robin. As per it, each team is going to play twice with each other team. So that will be 42 matches in total.
Further, the top four teams will move to the knockout round. There, we have just four matches. Those are two qualifying matches. Then one eliminator. And then the final.
Do not forget that the final match is on February 16th, 2023.
Apart from this, there are three venues in which all those matches are going to take place. Those venues are:
- Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
- Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
- Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
All in all, we are well aware of the fact that the result of cricket can turn any time to the weaker team. Even a single batsman, bowler, fielder, or even just a throw can change the whole outcome. Still, the lineup of players is a significant factor that assists in calculating the result. The cricket bettors and punters do the same.
Thus, as per the evaluation, Fortune Barishal does have a strong team. The players in their squad can make the team lift the BPL 2023 winning trophy. But still, that is just an evaluation. Cricket is not certain in any terms. But one thing we are sure of is the amount of fun and entertainment the viewers will have. So enjoy the game. And keep reading the content. Will be back Soon.