Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20 : Tapan Memorial Club v Mohun Bagan AC Match 18
The 18th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Tapan Memorial Club and Mohun Bagan AC at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Mohun Bagan AC have had to deal with another defeat at the hands of Town Club. Despite opening as the favourites to win the tournament, their performance was below the high standards they set out for themselves in the tournament. In the absence of Manoj Tiwary, Mohun Bagan fielded first and Writtick Chatterjee as usual picked up the two wickets and bowled superbly in partnership with Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal who also took 2 wickets in his two overs and also provided the first breakthrough. The partnership between Kazi Junaid Saifi and Avijit Singh of 74 runs took the game away from Mohun Bagan. In the end, MD Kaif played a wonderful cameo of 26 runs off just 8 balls. It helped Town Club to reach 161 for 6 in 20 overs.
During the chase, opening batsmen of Mohun Bagan failed miserably and except for the knock of 23 runs by Writtick Chatterjee. They were down to 38 for 4 at the end of 7th over. In the end, there was too much to do for the middle and lower order . Prince Yadav and Sunil Kumar Dalal played brilliant innings of 20 and 27 respectively and each time, a hope was built, it was quickly shattered with the frequent fall of wicket. Mohun Bagan could only manage 138 runs in their 20 overs and lost the game by 23 runs.
In the last few games, Mohun Bagan AC have not shown collective performance by the players and we hope to see a comeback by Mohun Bagan in their next game against Tapan Memorial Club.
Tapan Memorial Club on the other hand, won a spectacular game of cricket against Kalighat Club. It was a low scoring thriller where Tapan Memorial Club scored 113 for 4 in their 20 overs and in reply Kalighat Club was folded out for only 91 runs. Batting first, Tapan Memorial Club lost 3 wickets for just 25 runs. In came Shahbaz Ahmed and he stitched a very important partnership of 88 runs for the 4th wicket. Shahbaz Ahmed scored 27 runs while Kaif Ahmed made 57 quick runs for his team. 114 was always going to be a difficult total to chase given the way pitch was behaving.
With the bowl, Shahbaz Ahmed was right on the money and returned with figures of 16 for 2 in 4 overs. The other bowlers were superb too including Ramesh Das who bowled at an economy of 3.25 during his spell. It is important to mention that Tapan Memorial Club have upgraded their fielding standard from the last game and they effected 2 run outs in the match. It was a complete performance by Tapan Memorial as they bowled the opposition out for only 91 runs in the end.
Tapan Memorial Club are hot favourites in their match against Calcutta Customs Club. They should win it if their performance even nears the one against Kalighat Club the other day.
Let’s take a look at both team squads:
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
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), Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shahbaz Ahmed (Tapan Memorial Club), Writtick Chatterjee (Mohun Bagan AC)
Most Sixes – Sandipan Das Sr (Tapan Memorial Club), Vivek Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)
Man of the Match- Sandipan Das Sr. (Tapan Memorial Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Tapan Memorial Club 130+, Mohun Bagan AC 120+
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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