Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Calcutta Customs Club v Tapan Memorial Club, Match 5, Bengal T20
The 5th match of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Calcutta Customs Club and Tapan Memorial Club at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Calcutta Customs are coming into their second fixture after a close defeat at the hands of Mohun Bagan AC. They won an important toss and invited Mohun Bagan AC to bat first. Karan Lal and Ravikant Singh of Calcutta Customs Club ensured that the batsmen did not get off to a flying start in the powerplay. However, the arrival of Manoj Tiwary at the crease derailed the line and length of bowlers as Mohun Bagan AC posted a formidable 156 for 5 on the board in 20 overs. The pick of the bowlers for Calcutta Customs was Bappi Manna who showed his experience by picking up two wickets.
During the chase, Calcutta Customs looked on course with the disciplined batting of Suvankar Bal and Abhishek Das. Once these two batsmen got out, the innings never recovered and Calcutta Customs Club fell short of 17 runs.
Despite the defeat in their first game, players like Suvankar Bal, Bappi Manna and Abhishek Das showed a lot of promise for the upcoming fixtures in the tournament and they will give a tough fight to Tapan Memorial Club in their next fixture.
On the other hand, Tapan Memorial Club must be proud of their team’s performance after the first game against East Bengal Club. They held a good grip on the game from the initial moment on and squeezed the run scoring of East Bengal Club who batted first on a tricky pitch. They almost bowled out the opposition while conceding just 118 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Of the bowlers, Ramesh Prasad picked up 4 important wickets while P Barman ended up with 2 wickets. Shahbaz Ahmed also contributed with his miserly spell of 24 runs in 4 overs.
After a good overall bowling effort, Tapan Memorial Club did not have an ideal start as they lost their opening batsmen cheaply and were down to 35 for 3 in 7 overs. Sandeep Das Sr. and Shahbaz Ahmed rotated the strike well and when the right time came, they put their foot on accelerator to get their team home with 23 balls to spare. Sandeep Das Sr. hit 3 massive sixes in his innings of 49 off just 39 balls.
The all round performance of Shahbaz Ahmed in the first game is a great sign for Tapan Memorial Club going ahead in the tournament.
We can expect a cracker of a contest in the 6th fixture of the tournament.
Let's have have a look at the two squads:
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
Calcutta Customs Club: Shreyan Chakraborty, Abhishek Das, Chirag Pathak, Sumanta Gupta, Karan Lal, Agniv Pan, Ravi Kant Singh, Dip Chatterjee, Bapi Manna, Suvankar Bal, Prosenjit Kr Das, Arun Kumar, Kunal Kumar, Arka Sarkar, Abhi Las Semwal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Calcutta Customs Club
Who will win? – Tapan Memorial Club
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suvankar Bal (Calcutta Customs Club), Koushik Ghosh (Tapan Memorial Club)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bappi Manna (Calcutta Customs Club), Shahbaz Ahmed (Tapan Memorial Club)
Most Sixes – Sumanto Gupta (Calcutta Customs Club), Gaurav Chauhan (Tapan Memorial Club)
Man of the Match- Koushik Ghosh (Tapan Memorial Club)
Team Scores Batting first – Calcutta Customs 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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