Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20: Calcutta Customs Club v Town Club Match 19
The 19th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will take place between Calcutta Customs Club and Town Club at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Calcutta Customs Club were beaten comprehensively in their last game against East Bengal Club. Fielding first, they conceded 175 runs which is one of the highest totals of the Bengal T20 Challenge. All their bowlers went for plenty and except Bappi Manna and Karan Lal who went for 23 and 35 runs respectively in their quota of 4 overs. Ravikant Singh leaked 44 runs in his spell and went wicketless in the match. Bowlers were wayward in their line and lengths and their execution lacked confidence. There is a lot of room for improvement in the bowling department and hopefully the coaches will take a note of that.
Chasing the mammoth total, Calcutta Customs made a decent start with Abhishek Das and Chirag Pathak finding the gaps at ease. Abhishek Das was dismissed by Sujit Kumar Yadav for 19 and that applied brakes to the momentum of the innings. Sumanto Gupta and Chirag Pathak tried to rebuild the innings but the required rate was creeping up every ball with the pressure mounting. Looking for boundaries, Chirag Pathak was stumped off the bowling of Arnab Nandi. Suvankar Bal was demoted down the order and he too failed to score significant runs for his team. In the end Calcutta Customs made 121 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by a big margin of 54 runs.
For the next match, Calcutta should rethink its strategy of sending Suvankar Bal lower down the order. He has performed consistently in the upper order and they should continue with him in that batting position.
Town Club have registered yet another win in the tournament. They are dominating the points table so far and are predicted to be finalists in this year’s Bengal T20 Challenge 2020. Batting first after losing the toss against Mohun Bagan AC, they went ahead with a cautious start but as the innings progressed, shifted their gears phenomenally to take their team to a respectable total of 161 for 6 in 20 overs. The top scorer for Town Club was Kazi Junaid Saifi who scored 70 runs off just 56 balls. Middle order was ordinary with their batting but the lower order provided the much needed blows in the end to stretch the 20 over total. MD Kaif scored a dashing 26 runs that included 2 huge sixes.
Ananta Saha ripped through the Mohun Bagan line up and returned with figures of 17 runs for 5 wickets. This is by far the best bowling performance in the tournament. Aritra Chatterjee also picked up 3 wickets and bowled beautifully. Town Club kept bowling tight lines throughout the innings and restricted Mohun Bagan to only 138 all out in 20 overs.
The last game against Mohun Bagan AC has definitely provided an additive to the success of Town Club in the tournament. They are a great side to beat and Calcutta Customs will have to come with clear plans in order to beat the strong side of Town Club.
Let’s take a look at the squads:
Town Club: MD. Kaif, Aritra Chatterjee, Sudip Gharami, Mirza Danish Alam, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Golam Mustafa, Kazi Junnaid Saifi, Arikta Das, Azaz Ansari, Gitimoy Basu, Avijit Singh, Purab Joshi, Ananta Saha, Pankaj Shaw, Naved Ahmed
Calcutta Customs Club: Shreyan Chakraborty, Abhishek Das, Chirag Pathak, Sumanta Gupta, Karan Lal, Agniv Pan, Ravi Kant Singh, Dip Chatterjee, Bapi Manna, Suvankar Bal, Prosenjit Kr Das, Arun Kumar, Kunal Kumar, Arka Sarkar, Abhi Las Semwal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Town Club
Who will win? – Town Club
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Naved Ahmed (Town Club), Suvankar Bal (Calcutta Customs Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – MD Kaif (Town Club), Karan Lal (Calcutta Customs Club)
Most Sixes – Purab Joshi (Town Club), Suvankar Bal (Calcutta Customs Club)
Man of the Match- Naved Ahmed (Town Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Calcutta Customs Club 130+, Town Club 140+
Match Handicap- Town Club
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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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