Bjorn Fortuin – Age, Height, Career Info, Girlfriend, Family, and More

Bjorn Fortuin (born 21 October 1994) is a South African international cricketer who plays for South Africa in international Cricket and North West in domestic Cricket.

Full NameImaad Bjorn Fortuin
NicknameBjorn Fortuin
Date of Birth21 October 1994
Bjorn Fortuin age27 years
Birth PlacePaarl, South Africa
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm orthodox
Physical Stats & More 
Bjorn Fortuin Height (approx)178 cm
1.78 m
5’ 10” Inch
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Bjorn Fortuin bowling averageT20I- 19.28
Career Info 
TeamsLions, South African Invitation XI, South Africa A, Durban Qalandars, Paarl Rocks, South Africa
DebutODI Debut:
South Africa vs England at Kingsmead, Feb 07, 2020.

T20I Debut:
South Africa vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Sep 18, 2019.
Career Turning PointHis performance in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Mzansi Super League can be considered as his career turning point.
Jersey Number45 (South Africa)
Coach/MentorMark Boucher (South Africa)
Personal Life 
Zodiac signLibra
SchoolPaarl Boys High School
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather- Not Known
Not Known
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Bjorn Fortuin WifeMieshke Aysen
HobbiesPlaying Cricket, Travelling
Favourite Things 
Favourite CricketersNot Known
Bjorn Fortuin Profile

Bjorn Fortuin is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and can also play some handy knocks with the bat from South Africa and has been impressive with the ball in whatever games he has played so far in international cricket.

Bjorn Fortuin Domestic Career

Fortuin made his first-class debut for North West way back on October 17, 2013, in the CSA Provincial Three-day Competition. He did not have a great debut as he went wicketless with the ball in both innings.

He then also made his List A debut for North West on November 2, 2014, against Border in the 2014-15 CSA Provincial 50 over Challenge. Fortuin had a brilliant debut as he picked up 2 wickets with the ball and also played a handy knock of 28 runs with the bat.

In the same year, Bjorn also made his T20 debut for North West against Gauteng on October 19, 2014, in the CSA Provincial T20 Challenge. He picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs but unfortunately, his team lost the game by 16 runs.

In August 2017, he was part of the Durban Qalandars team in the first edition of the T20 Global League but the tournament was later cancelled in November 2018.

The left-arm spinner was also the leading wicket-taker in the 2018-19 CSA T20 Tournament with 15 wickets in his 10 games and was also named as the player of the season by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in August 2019.

Talking about his numbers, Fortuin has played 47 First-class games and has picked up 122 wickets and 70 wickets from his 60 List-A games. His T20 numbers are also excellent as he has 94 wickets from his 82 games.

International Career

Bjorn Fortuin T20I Career

After some excellent performances in the domestic circuit, Fortuin was selected in the South African T20I Squad for their series against India in August 2019.

He made his debut in the 2nd T20I game of the series on September 18, 2019, at Mohali. Fortuin had a decent game as he picked up 1 wicket in his 4 overs and ended his spell with the numbers of 4-32-1.

Fortuin was also part of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The 27-year-old has played 13 T20Is so far and has picked up 14 wickets.

ODI Career

After his consistent performances in the T20 format, he was selected in the South African ODI squad for their series against England in February 2020.

He has played only one ODI game so far which was against England but the game ended has no result because of rain.

Lesser Known Facts about Bjorn Fortuin

  • His Zodiac Sign is Libra.
  • Fortuin married his girlfriend Mieshke Aysen and converted his religion to Islam.
  • His first ODI game was washed out and the match ended with no result.
  • He made his T20I debut against India in India.

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