Bjorn Fortuin is a 29 years-old South African international bowler cricket player who plays international cricket for South Africa since 2019. And he is primarily known for playing international cricket, Country Club Cricket and Various types of Franchise Cricket.
And Apart From that, Since 2013 he plays domestic cricket For the North West team. And he is a part of Durban Qalandars team in Mzansi Super League.
|Full Name||Imaad Bjorn Fortuin|
|Famous Name||Bjorn Fortuin|
|Date of Birth||21 October 1994|
|Bjorn Fortuin age||29 years|
|Birth Place||Paarl, South Africa|
|Batting Style||Right hand Bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm orthodox|
|Batting Position||Top Order Batter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Bjorn Fortuin Heights (approx.)||In centimeters -178cm|
In meters – 1.78 mm
In feet – 5’10” feet
North West Under-19s
Paarl Boys High School
South Africa Emerging Players
|Coach||Mark Boucher (South Africa)|
|Bjorn Fortuin Jersey Number||45|
|Bjorn Fortuin Cricket Debut||Domestic Cricket debut|
He made T20s debut on 19 OCTOBER 2014 in the match of Gauteng vs North West at Potchefstroom.
List A cricket debut
He made List A debut on 02 Nov 2014 in the match of Border vs North West at East London.
First-Class Cricket Debut
He made First-Class debut on 17 OCT 2013 in the match of W Province vs North West at Potchefstroom.
International Cricket Debut
He made ODI debut on 07 Feb 2020 in the match of South Africa vs England at Kingsmead.
He made T20I debut on 18 Sep 2019 in the match of South Africa vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium.
Not yet debut
|Career Turning Point||His performance in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Mzansi Super League can be considered as his career turning point.|
|School||Paarl Boys High School|
Mother– Not Known
Siblings- Not Known
|Bjorn Fortuin Wife||Mieshke Aysen|
|Hobbies||Playing Cricket, Travelling|
Bjorn Fortuin Wiki (Biography)
South african international cricket player Bjorn Fortuin was born on 21 October 1994 in Paarl city of South Africa. His Full name is Imaad Bjorn Fortuin. And he is primarily known for playing international, Country club/domestic Cricket and Various types of Franchise cricket.
And he started playing domestic Cricket in July 2013 with First Class Formats of Cricket. And then in 2019, he also debuted in international cricket for the south africa team, he plays his first international T20I debut match on 18 September 2019 against the India team at Mohali.
Bjorn Fortuin As a Muslim
In April 2021 For the first time Fortuin converted in Muslim and gain the Muslim name of Imaad. And After that his full name is Imaad Bjorn Fortuin. Apart from this, let us also tell for your information that this is not the first time that a South African player has accepted Islam after many years, even before Wayne Parnell had converted to Islam.
Bjorn Fortuin Ways of playing cricket
Bjorn is especially known for playing as a fast bowler player in his team, And he is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and can also play some handy knocks with the bat and has been impressive with the ball in whatever games he has played so far in international cricket.
Bjorn Fortuin Cricket Career
If we talk About Fortuin’s cricket career then, he started playing cricket professionally in the year 2013, And then he has been selected for South Africa international T20I squad in the year 2017. So let’s know about Fortuin’s cricket career and debut.
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.
If we talking about his numbers, Fortuin has played 52 First-class games and has picked up 129 wickets and 85 wickets from his 72 List-A games. His T20 numbers are also excellent as he has 109 wickets from his 93 games.
International Cricket Career
If we talk About Fortuin’s International cricket career then, he started playing cricket Internationally in the year 2019. So let’s know about Fortuin’s International cricket career and debut.
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.
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
- 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.
- In 2019, he made his International debut with T20I format of cricket against India in Mohali.