Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20: Tapan Memorial Club v Kalighat Club – Match 20
The 20h match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Tapan Memorial Club and Kalighat Club at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Tapan Memorial Club have been looking in fantastic touch in the tournament and are currently sitting at the second position in the points table with 4 wins to their name. Shahbaz Ahmed has been consistent as ever for the club and the other players have started chipping in with match winning performances and it looks like the team is settled for the business end of the tournament.
In their last match, Tapan Memorial Club defeated Mohun Bagan AC while chasing a total of 129. Bowling first, all the bowlers of the club were economical specially Shahbaz Ahmed and Ramesh Prasad who gave away 21 and 23 runs in their respective 4 overs. Except for the death over cameo by Prince Yadav, Tapan Memorial Club kept it tight on both ends and did not let the batsmen score freely.
Chasing the target, Koushik Ghosh and Gaurav Chauhan laid a strong foundation by doing a first wicket partnership of 51 runs. After both the openers were dismissed, Shahbaz took the responsibility of chasing the total with Sandipan Das Sr. Both added 61 runs for the 3rd wicket and sealed the game there itself. Shahbaz Ahmed was the top scorer for Tapan Memorial Club with 51 runs off 24 balls. In the end, Tapan Memorial won the match by 5 wickets with 3.1 overs to spare.
It was a comprehensive win for Tapan Memorial Club and they will surely go in for the next match against Kalighat Club with a lot of confidence.
Kalighat Club on the other hand seem to have lost their form and momentum after a few good performances at the start of the tournament. They have lost the last 2 games they played. The most recent defeat came at the hands of East Bengal Club who are on a roll at the latter half of the tournament.
Fielding first, the bowlers of Kalighat Club produced phenomenal results in the power play overs. All credit to Aamir Gani who bowled beautifully in his spell of 4 overs in which he gave away 22 runs. After that phase, it was simply the Shreevats Goswami show. He played fantastic strokes in his 65 runs off 48 balls. The carnage had just begun as Kanishk Seth played an unbelievable knock of 50 runs in just 16 balls at the later end of the innings. Due to this cameo, East Bengal posted a mammoth total of 180 in 20 overs.
With such a huge total to chase, it was always going to be a tough challenge for the Kalighat Club batsmen. They started off cautiously scoring just 46 runs at the end of 7 overs and lost 2 wickets in the form of Aamir Gani and Pritam Gupta. Sudip Chatterjee tried to give some lift to the Kalighat innings but he too fell soon. There were no other significant contributors with the bat for Kalighat Club and they scored 122 runs in their 20 overs and lost the game by 58 runs.
They have to forget the last game and move into the next one against Tapan Memorial Club with a new energy and confidence.
Let’s take a look at both team squads:
Kalighat Club: Subham Sarkar, Shubham 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
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? – Tapan Memorial Club
Who will win? – Tapan Memorial Club
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sandipan Das Sr. (Tapan Memorial Club), Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shahbaz Ahmed (Tapan Memorial Club), Aamir Gani (Kalighat Club)
Most Sixes – Sandipan Das Sr (Tapan Memorial Club), Shubham Chatterjee (Kalighat Club)
Man of the Match- Sandipan Das Sr. (Tapan Memorial Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Tapan Memorial Club 130+, Kalighat Club 115+
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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