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Bjorn Fortuin

Bjorn Fortuin

South Africa South Africa

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BORN October 21, 1994
BIRTH PLACE Paarl
CURRENT AGE 25
ROLE Bowler
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Slow left-arm orthodox
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
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Bjorn Fortuin is a Paarl born spin-bowling all-rounder. He owns the ability to bowl wicket-taking spells and can also contribute few runs with the bat down the order. With more than 100 wickets and 1500 runs to his name in First-class cricket, Fortuin has kept himself under the selector's radar. He played for the Highveld Lions team for the 2017-18 season.


Bjorn was promising in Mzansi Super League T20 tournament representing Paarl Rocks but the turning point of his life came in the 2018–19 CSA T20 Challenge tournament where he ended as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 15 scalps from 10 matches. A terrific tournament with the ball bagged him the CSA T20 Challenge Player of the Season award. Finally, in August 2019, his extraordinary performance was acknowledged by the selectors and he was named in South Africa's T20I squad for the series against India. 

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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