Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bengal T20 Challenge - Tapan Memorial Club and East Bengal Club - Match 3
The 3rd match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Tapan Memorial Club and East Bengal Club at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
East Bengal has earned a good reputation in the domestic cricket owing to their consistent performance in the last couple of years. They started as favourites to win the tournament but unfortunately, they have lost their premium players in the form of Abhimanyu Easwaran and Abhishek Raman.
Hopefully, Abhimanyu will recover and join the team in the middle of the tournament to provide an edge to the team’s batting. Abhishek Raman is also in terrific form and his exclusion from the first few games is a real blow to their campaign. They have a few young players in their team like Akash Pandey and Sujit Kumar Yadav. They would like to perform well under the mentoring shadow of Arnab Nandi and Mukesh Kumar.
Their coach Shibsagar Singh is hopeful of a collective team performance by East Bengal Club.
According to him, "We have a good mix of senior experienced players and young players. Among the young players, Sujit Kumar Yadav and Akash Pandey will be a handful along with experienced players like Arnab Nandi, B Amit, Mukesh Kumar and Kanishk Seth," he said.
Despite losing Raman and Easwaran, East Bengal Club can post a good competition to Tapan Memorial Club in their first game of the Bengal T20 Challenge.
On the other hand, Tapan Memorial Club favours its chances owing to the fantastic all-rounders it plays . Shahbaz Ahmed has just returned from IPL after leaving a good impression to the viewers in the two games he played for RCB. He will try to strengthen the middle order and chip in with wickets at crucial intervals which he is very much capable of.
Tapan Memorial Coach Abhishek Barman is confident that there is no pressure on the team and it gives them the license to spring out a surprise or two in the coming games. He stated, "Shahbaz Ahamad, who has just returned from IPL, as a captain gives us a boost. We are a balanced side with good middle order batters and quality all-rounders. Having good all-rounders always benefits a team and Sumit Mohanta, Gaurav Chauhan will strengthen us in that department. Shakir Habib Gandhi, Debapratim Halder, Abhishek Porel and Sourav Chanda will be the ones to look out for. We will put up a stiff challenge to our opposition,"
Looking at the even nature of both teams, we can expect a great contest on Wednesday.
Let's have have a look at the two 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
Tapan Memorial Club: Shahbaz Ahmad, Koushik Ghosh, Sandipan Das, Prayas Ray Barman, Nilkantha Das, Sumit Mohanta, Abhishek Porel, Gaurav Chauhan, Kaif Ahmad, Debopratim Halder, Roshan Singh, Ramesh Prashad, Sourav Chanda, Shakir Habib Gandhi, Tarun Godara
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – East Bengal Club
Who will win? – Tapan Memorial Club
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – B. Amit (East Bengal Club), Gaurav Chauhan (Tapan Memorial Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mukesh Kumar (East Bengal Club), Shahbaz Ahmed (Tapan Memorial Club)
Most Sixes – B. Amit (East Bengal Club), Gaurav Chauhan (Tapan Memorial Club)
Man of the Match- Shahbaz Ahmed (Tapan Memorial Club)
Team Scores Batting first – East Bengal Club 150+, Tapan Memorial Club 155+
Match Handicap- Tapan Memorial 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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