Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20 Challenge: Mohun Bagan AC and Town Club – Match 13
The 13th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Mohun Bagan AC and Town Club at the Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata.
Mohun Bagan AC miraculously made a winning escape by 1 run in their last league game against East Bengal Club. Batting first in the match, Mohun Bagan AC started slowly and lost their opening batsman Prince Yadav within the powerplay overs. The next batsman Shivam Sharma was caught leg before wicket on a beautifully directed delivery by Kanishk Seth. Vivek Singh made a very important contribution of 41 runs and he along with Anustup Majumdar were the only batsmen who crossed the score of 10 runs. Anustup Majumdar played a brilliant knock of 55 runs that came in just 37 deliveries and included a monster six. Mohun Bagan AC finished with a modest total of 121 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
The bowlers of Mohun Bagan AC had a difficult job at hand defending a very low score. With the experience East Bengal batsmen hold, it looked like an impossible task. However, they had different plans in mind and Writtick Chatterjee along with Akash Deep started off very well taking the important top order wickets. Akash Deep dismissed Anubhab Ahuja, while Writtick Chatterjee claimed the vital wickets of Shreevats Goswami and Ranjot Singh Khaira. Once the middle order of East Bengal Club was exposed, the bowlers smartly bowled variations and tight lines leaving very little scope of run scoring.
Eventually, East Bengal Club fell short of just 1 run chasing a small target of 121 runs. This has to be one of the best and the most complete performance by the bowlers of Mohun Bagan AC and they should take the confidence from this emphatic win forward into their next match against Town Club.
On the other hand, Town Club won the toss and elected to bat first in their recent game against the invincible looking Tapan Memorial Club team. The opening order of Kaizi Junaid Saifi, Naved Ahmed and Purab Joshi tackled the challenge of Shahbaz Ahmed and Sandipan Das Sr. well. Purab Joshi was the top scorer for Town Club as he made 51 runs while Naved Amhed made a handy contribution of 43 runs. Gitmoy Basu and Ayan Bhattacharya gave the final push in the end with some meaty blows to take their team to a respectable total of 146 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs.
The bowlers knew of the challenge Tapan Memorial batsmen could pose while chasing the total and hence they kept it very tight from the beginning and gave away very few runs in the powerplay. The key players of Tapan Memorial Club did not have any answers to the brilliant spell by MD Kaif and Aritra Chaterjee. MD Kaif and Aritra both took 3 wickets in their spells. In the end Town Club bowled out the opposition for just 118 runs.
The victory over Tapan Memorial Club is a sign that Town Club players are back in form and performing for their team. MD Kaif and Ananta Saha have taken the responsibility of the new ball well and are expected to do the same against Mohun Bagan AC in their next match.
Let’s take a look at both team 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
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
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), Anustup Majumdar (Mohun Bagan AC)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – MD Kaif (Town Club), Writtick Chatterjee (Mohun Bagan AC)
Most Sixes – Purab Joshi (Town Club), Anustup Majumdar (Mohun Bagan AC)
Man of the Match- MD Kaif (Town Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Mohun Bagan AC 125+, Town Club 135+
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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