The Durgapur Dazzlers and Kolkata Heroes will compete in the Semi-final 1 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021. The Durgapur Dazzlers have the presence of players like Abhishek Das and Wrritick Chatterjee, while Kolkata Heroes will need the contribution from their young players like Suvankar Bal and Karan Lal. The DD team is led by the experienced Abhishek Raman, while the Ritwik Roy Chaudhry captains the KH team.
The Kolkata Heroes came at 4th position in the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches, and will surely be a under-dog in this fixture. While, Durgapur Dazzlers has been the best team of the tournament with 6 wins in the same number of league matches and are touted to play the finals by winning this match against the Kolkata Heroes.
The 2nd season of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 has been a little amusing in the fact that the few teams qualified for the semis due to the rain showers that erupted during the last 10 days at Kolkata. Nevertheless, these both teams are deserving to play the semi-finals due to their talented squad and would look to perform well and reach the finals.
Fixture Name: Semi-Final 1
Competition: Bengal T20 Challenge 2021
Date: 22 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KH(recent last): W L L
DD(recent last): W W W
Venue: Eden Garden’s Kolkata
Pitch Report: The Eden Gardens will be hosting the semi-final match between DD and KH. If the rain showers don’t erupt during the match, the pitch is expected to support the batters in their cause and the par score will be 150. Due to the moisture still embedded in the pitch, the fast bowlers would look to take advantage and fetch early wickets with the new ball.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Krishnanagar Challengers 157/ 3 won by 50 runs against Kharagpur Blasters 107/10 in Match 30 of Bengal T20 2021.
The Kolkata Heroes has 6 players, while 5 players from Kolkata Heroes have bee chosen in the Dream11 Team. This is due to the team’s dominating performance in the tournament. The best pick for the game will be Ritwik Roy Choudhry due to his fine performance in the tournament, while Wrritick Chatterjee can be chosen as the vice-captain due to the all-round abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ranjot Singh Khaira, Suvankar Bal
BATSMEN: Ritwik Roy Choudhry, Abhishek Das, Subham Chatterjee
ALL-ROUNDERS: Kuldeep Lal, Wrritick Chatterjee, Abhishek Raman
BOWLERS: Aritra Chatterjee, Alok Pratap Singh, Sayan Ghosh
The Kolkata Heroes have been superlative with the bat, but their performances have not peaked at the right time. While Durgapur Dazzlers have the maintained the consistency in both the departments and have looked confident of their abilities. So, the DD team is expected to win this fixture by a fine margin and go on to play the finals of the tournament.
The Kolkata Heroes has been a fine performer with the bat, but their bowling performances have also improved in the last few matches. The players like Suvankar Bal, Sougata Dutta will look to keep contributing for the team, while experienced players like Ranjot Khaira and Alok Pratap Singh will look to absorb the pressure and perform well for the team and help to reach finals.
The top-order batsman and captain of the Kolkata Heroes team will look to come out of bad form in the last few matches and play according to his potential. In the earlier games of the season, he was terrific with his ability to stabilize the team with his composure and stable mindset and hit lusty blows in the end of the innings. In 9 matches, he has scored 221 runs at an average of 27.62.
|Ritwik Roy Choudhry||9||221||27.62|
The fast bowler will look to be the keep the same form for the Kolkata Heroes team and help them win the crucial semi-final match. In 9 matches, he has bagged 10 wickets and has been the highest wicket-taker for the team with an average of 19, and will look to contain runs, which has been one of his main weakness and contain runs in the important fixture of the tournament.
|Alok Pratap Singh||9||10||14.62|
Captain: Ritwik Roy Choudhry
Wicket-keeper: Suvankar Bal
Possible Top Four: Aamir Gani, Karan Lal, Ritwik Roy Choudhry, Ranjot Singh Khaira
Possible Opening Bowlers: Ramesh Prasad, Alok Pratap Singh
The X-factor for KH would be Suvankar Bal who is a talented youngster and would look to score runs in a quick manner and help the team in reaching the finals of the tournament.
KH Playing 11 (likely)
1. Atanu Ghosh
2. Toufik Uddin Mondal
3. Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (c)
4. Ranjot Singh Khaira
5. Suvankar Bal (wk)
6. Karan Lal
7. Alok Pratap Singh
8. Kaushik Maity
9. Debopratim Haldar
10. Ramesh Prasad
11. Geet Puri
The Durgapur Dazzlers is expected to continue their same momentum in the semifinal fixture against Kolkata Heroes. Their peak performances came in the 2nd half of the league stage. The team have been consistent in both the departments, which has been a main highlight of their success in this season. The top picks for the team would be Abhishek Raman and Wrritick Chatterjee.
The all-rounder has a fine experience in the domestic circuit and has proved his merit in the past tournaments as well. If given the chance to bat, he has scored crucial runs for the team as well. In 5 matches, he has taken 5 wickets and is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, and has also been handy with 42 runs and will be a vital player for Durgapur Dazzlers.
|Name||Matches||Wickets/ Runs||Bowl. avg/ Bat. avg|
|Wrritick Chatterjee||5||11/ 42||11.09/14|
The top-order batsman is the most experienced player of the squad, and leads the Durgapur Dazzlers team. His track record in the domestic circuit has been exemplary and has played for India A as well. In 8 matches of the tournament, he has scored 136 runs at an average of 19.42, and will be one of the best picks for the semi-final fixture between DD and KH.
Captain: Abhishek Raman
Wicket-keeper: Shakir Gandhi
Possible Top Four: Abhishek Das, Abhishek Raman, Shakir Gandhi, Subham
Possible Opening Bowlers: Sayan Ghosh, Aritra Chatterjee
The X-factor for the team would be Abhishek Das who has been quite consistent and is the leading run-scorer for the DD team and can be the best performer of this fixture and help them in reaching finals.
DD Playing 11 (likely)
1. Abhishek Das
2. Abhishek Raman (c)
3. Abhishek Porel
4. Subham Chatterjee (wk)
5. Writtick Chatterjee
6. Sandipan Das
7. Ayan Bhattacharjee
8. Artira Chatterjee
9. Sayan Ghosh
10. SK Fardeen Haque
11. Ravikant Singh
Watch Durgapur Dazzlers vs Kolkata Heroes Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 Live score and streaming on Fancode. All the news updates related to the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 will be available on the Cricket Association of Bengal website. The photo updates and man-of -the match awards felicitations can be seen on CAB Twitter official account. While, the stats can be back-tracked on the third-party websites.
The DD vs KH match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as none of the channels have television rights to telecast Bengal T20 2021. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. Due to the covid cases still being present in the country, the crowd will not be allowed at Eden Garden’s Stadium, Kolkata.