Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20 Challenge: Kalighat Club v East Bengal Club – Match 12
The 12th match of Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Kalighat Club and East Bengal Club at the Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata.
Kalighat Club have been phenomenal in their last two games winning them without breaking a sweat. Both the wins came in a chasing effort. In the last match, they won a very important toss and invited Calcutta Customs Club to bat first. Pradipta Pramanik and Shubham Sarkar started off very well with the new ball and contained the in-form batsmen Suvankar Bal and Agniv Pan. The miserly spell from these two itched the Calcutta Customs batsmen to play rash strokes and as a result, they lost wickets in quick succession. In the end, Customs scored an under par score of 124 in 20 overs. Carrying on his form from the last game, Pradipta Pramanik returned with the figures of 24 for 4 in 4 overs.
After a fantastic work from the bowlers, it was all up to the batsmen to secure an easy victory. The start was shaky as they lost both Abhishek Bose and Jayojit Basu within the powerplay overs. However, the experienced Aamir Gani and Sudip Chatterjee steered the innings forward hitting boundaries on every odd ball. After Aamir Gani got dismissed, star batsman Shubham Chatterjee joined Sudip on to the crease. They played fearless and Kalighat Club reached the target with 10 balls to spare. Shubham Chatterjee made 36 runs while Sudip Chatterjee played an innings of 47 runs in just 30 balls. Their unbeaten partnership of 69 runs proved to be vital in the chase by Kalighat Club.
A spectacular 7 wicket win in the last game shall boost up the belief of Kalighat Club and they must go into their next encounter with East Bengal Club with a lot of confidence.
On the other hand, East Bengal Club have suffered their 3rd consecutive defeat in their last fixture against Mohun Bagan AC. In this game, they were asked to field first after losing the toss. For Mohun Bagan AC, Vivek Singh and Anustup Majumdar played brilliant innings of 41 runs and 55 runs respectively. None of the other batsmen could cross the 10 run mark and Mohun Bagan AC could only score 121 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs. Among the East Bengal Club bowlers, Kanishk Seth stood above the rest picking up 3 important wickets.
After a phenomenal performance by the bowlers of East Bengal Club, it was time for the batsmen to hit some form and chase the paltry score of 121. Shreevats Goswami and Anubhab Ahuja both were dismissed for 1 run each and with that, Mohun Bagan AC could sniff a collapse. Shreevats Goswami is probably having the toughest batting patch in his life as he could not perform to his chances in IPL and likewise in the Bengal T20 Tournament. After a poor start and losing 3 wickets for just 9 runs, Ranjot Singh Khaira and Sayan Shekhar Mandal resurrected the innings and added 47 runs to their sensible partnership. However, after the dismissal of Khaira, East Bengal innings slipped further into an inevitable chaos and lost the game by a small margin of 1 run.
Despite having 2 wickets in hand, East Bengal Club lost the game by 1 run and it will really play on player’s mind as they find themselves in an avoidable situation in the tournament. They really need to take their chances and finally give a considerable performance in their next game against Kalighat Club.
Let’s take a look at both team squads:
East Bengal Club: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shreevats Goswami, Arnab Nandi, Boddupalli Amit, Abhishek Raman, Dipanjan Mukherjee, Mukesh Kumar, Sayan Shekhar Mandal, Kanishk Seth, Akash Pandey, Arindam Ghosh, Anubhav Ahuja, Raju Harlder, Sujit Kumar Yadav, Durgesh Kumar Dubey
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? – Kalighat Club
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dipanjan Mukherjee (East Bengal Club), Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mukesh Kumar (East Bengal Club) , Pradipta Pramanik (Kalighat Club)
Most Sixes – Arnab Nandi (East Bengal Club), Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Man of the Match- Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Kalighat Club 140+, East Bengal Club 125+
Match Handicap- Kalighat 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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