Big Bash League, SA20 and International League T20 are happening right now. Amidst this, even the Bangladesh Premier League is happening now. The tournament has moved to its second leg in Chittagong. Here, we look at the pitch report of Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and the weather conditions in Chattogram for BPL 2023.
BPL is in severe need of marketing. A few days ago, star player Shakib Al Hasan was not happy with the way the tournament has grown. This itself is a sign of the slump that the tournament has faced in recent years. The draft did not happen at the right time and by then, the elite overseas cricketers had already signed up for the other leagues.
In terms of quality, too, BPL is suffering. Umpiring has hit the bottom and in every other game, we are witnessing one or the other howler. In terms of performances, the likes of Shanto and Azam Khan have done well with the bat, so far. In the bowling department, veterans Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Amir have been in good touch.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram pitch report for BPL 2023
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Barring the first game at this venue, till now, the games have not had high scores. The average score batting first is 146 here and that will not change much at this venue.
Spinners, as on any Bangladesh pitch, will have a good time at this venue, too. Rangana Herath once picked up 5/3 at this venue. This is still the best bowling display in a T20I here, so far.
Chattogram weather conditions for BPL 2023
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Till now, in the BPL, the weather has not been an issue. In Chittagong, the temperatures will vary between 18°C and 28°C in the next few weeks.
As for rainfall, there is hardly any that is expected during the next few days. The afternoons will be hot and this will be a key factor in the day games.