Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions Bengal T20: Tapan Memorial Club v Town Club – Match 26
The 26th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Tapan Memorial Club and Town Club.
Town Club were the most favoured side to win the tournament a week ago but this week has been full of let downs for the club. They have slipped to the number two position because of it. None of their power hitting batsmen are contributing to a winning cause and their bowlers are conceding too many runs as well. MD Kaif came off as a game changer at the beginning of the season but he has been leaking too many runs lately too.
In their last game against Kalighat Club, Town Club conceded 149 runs while fielding first. There was no leash on to the scoring by opposition right from the start as the openers manufactured an important partnership of 112 runs. Golam Mustafa gave away 45 runs in his 4 overs and went wicketless. Kalighat Club managed to put a score of 149 on the board in their 20 overs.
With the batting depth Town Club possesses, the target seemed an easy one to conquer. Openers of Town Club batted in the manner required and put on an opening partnership of 73 runs in 10.2 overs. However, once the top three were dismissed, none of the batsmen in the middle order fired at the right time and all of a sudden, Town Club were way behind the required run rate. In the end, they could score 135 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 14 runs.
Town Club need to address the mistakes made in the last few fixtures and come out with a clear game plan for the next game against Tapan Memorial Club.
Tapan Memorial Club on the other hand are now sitting at the top position in the points table after beating East Bengal Club comfortably in their last game. Bowling first, Tapan Memorial got the big wicket of Abhimanyu Easwaran in the 3rd over itself. This got the batting team under pressure and Shreevats Goswami could not play his flamboyant game in the first half of the innings. Once he was dismissed, the second half of the innings was completely dominated by the bowlers of Tapan Memorial Club. For them, Ramesh Prasad took 2 wickets and Sandipan Das Sr. returned with a phenomenal spell of 20 runs from 3 overs while picking up 3 wickets. East Bengal Club finished with a score of 129 runs in their 20 overs.
Chasing 130, Vikash Singh and Koushik Ghosh ensured of no real hassles to take down the target. The opening partnership of 34 runs set the right tone for the chase. The middle order came in good as Tapan Memorial Club chased down the target easily with 6 wickets in hand.
In the absence of their key player Shahbaz Ahmed, Tapan Memorial Club are giving in phenomenal performances when it matters the most. They are certainly the favourites in their next match against Kalighat Club.
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
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) – Vikash Singh (Tapan Memorial Club), Kazi Junaid Saifi (Town Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sandipan Das Sr. (Tapan Memorial Club), MD Kaif (Town Club)
Most Sixes – Vikash Singh (Tapan Memorial Club), Kazi Junaid Saifi (Town Club)
Man of the Match- Sandipan Das Sr. (Tapan Memorial Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Tapan Memorial Club 140+, Town Club130+
Match Handicap- Tapan Memorial Club
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