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Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20: Kalighat Club and Mohun Bagan AC – Match 25

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The 25th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Kalighat Club and Mohun Bagan AC at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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Kalighat Club showed a lot of promise in the early fixtures of the tournament but their campaign has taken a beating in the last few games.  However, their recent victory against Town Club has helped pick up their momentum by a fair degree. As a result, they are standing at the 3rd position on the points table with 4 wins and 4 losses to their name.

Against Town Club, they batted first and put down an above par total of 149 for the loss of 4 wickets on board. Among the batsmen, Jayojit Basu and Pritam Dutta provided a strong start to capitalize on. They scored 51 runs and 56 runs respectively carting the Town Club bowlers to all parts of the ground. Toufik Uddin Mondal smashed 14 runs off 5 balls in the death overs to end the innings for 149 runs.

It was always going to be difficult for Town Club to chase a total of 149 runs in a low scoring tournament. However, they got off to a flier with their opening batsman Kazi Junaid Saifi scoring 41 runs off just 29 deliveries. His partner Avijit Singh also impressed with his knock of 32 runs. After the openers were dismissed, Satyaki Dutta, the middle order could not contribute much to the total.  Aamit Gani bowled with lot of discipline returning with figures of 12 for 1 in his 4 overs. In the end, Town Club fell short by 14 runs and lost the game to Kalighat Club.

A win against strong side of Town Club must add to the confidence of Kalighat Club going into their next game against Mohun Bagan AC.

Mohun Bagan AC on the other hand have had an on and off season so far. Just when they look formidable to beat in the tournament, they suffer the most unimaginable defeat against a weak side. However, they have had moments to rejoice in their last win against Calcutta Customs Club. Losing the toss, they were asked to field first by the Calcutta Customs captain. Anurag Tiwari and Akash Deep started off very well with ball and did not provide enough width to the Calcutta Customs to open their arms. Such a tight start was capitalized by the other bowlers too with Prince Yadav returning a spell of 18 runs for 2 wickets in his quota of 4 overs. A complete performance by the team with the bowl meant Calcutta Customs could only score 119 for 5 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 119 runs, Mohun Bagan made a watchful start and scored at a gradual pace in the powerplay overs. After Vivek Singh and Ankur Pal were dismissed for 21 and 16 respectively, Writtick Chatterjee and Anustup Majumdar took over the beacon to take their team home. They scored at a very good strike rate smashing 4 sixes among both of them. Mohun Bagan did not break a sweat in chasing the total of 119 in just 14.4 overs.

Mohun Bagan AC now stands at the 5th position on the points table and their recent performance against Calcutta Customs shall motivate them to yield good results in the coming games.

 

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Mohun Bagan Club: Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Anustup Majumdar, Vivek Singh, Akash Deep, Sayan Ghosh, Rajkumar Pal, Writtick Chatterjee, Ankur Paul, Shivam Sharma, Saurabh Singh, Prince Yadav, Anuraj Tiwari, Sandipan Das (Jr), Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal

Kalighat Club: Subham Sarkar, Subham Chatterjee, Jayojit Basu, Sudip Chatterjee, Pradipta Pramanik, Mithilesh Das, Aamir Gani, Amit Kulia, Pritam Chakraborty, Amit Banerjee, Satyaki Dutta, Abhishek Bose, Sourav Mondal, Shubhrajit Das, Prinan Dutta

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

 

Who will win the toss? – Kalighat Club

Who will win? – Mohun Bagan AC

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jayojit Basu (Kalighat Club), Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –  Aamir Gani (Kalighat Club), Writtick Chatterjee (Mohun Bagan AC)

Most Sixes –    Jayojit Basu (Kalighat Club), Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)

 Man of the Match-  Writtick Chatterjee (Mohun Bagan AC)

Team Scores Batting first – Kalighat Club 120+, Mohun Bagan AC 130+

Match Handicap- Mohun Bagan AC

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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