The Kharagpur Blasters and Kolkata Heroes will compete in the Match 24 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021. The Kolkata Heroes will need the performances from players like Ranjot Khaira and Suvankar Bal. While, Kharagpur Blasters have the presence of Prayas Barman and Dip Chatterjee. The KH team is led by Ritwik Roy Choudhry and Ritwik Roy Choudhry captains the KB team.
The Kolkata Heroes have 3 wins in 7 matches and would be keen on closing in on the semi-final spot of the Bengal T20 2021 season. While, Kharagpur Blasters have secured 2 victories in the same number of league matches. The both teams needs strong performances from their players to win the match and take the crucial top 4 spots in the points table.
The second season of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 has been quite interesting for the viewers watching it through the online live-stream on different platforms. The offline crowds are not allowed during the match at the stadium due to the persistent covid cases in the country. The venue for this match is the iconic ground of Eden Garden’s Kolkata which has hosted many high-profile tournaments as well.
Fixture Name: Match 24
Competition: Bengal T20 Challenge 2021
Date: 18 September
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KH(recent last): L W D
KB(recent last): L W L
Venue: Eden Garden’s Kolkata
Pitch Report: The Eden Gardens will host the match between Kharagpur Blasters and Kolkata Heroes. Although the average score has been 114 on this pitch, but in the last few matches, the batters have pushed the score to around 130 which is seemed to be easily achievable here. It is expected that the bowlers will get purchase off the surface with the new ball.
Brief score of the last result at the venue:Barrackpore Bashers 152/5 won by 34 wickets against Durgapur Dazzlers 118/10 in Match 22 of Bengal T20 2021.
The 7 players from Kolkata Heroes have been chosen due to the track record and performances this season, while 4 from the Kharagpur Blasters team. The chosen players from the wicket-keeping options have been in terrific form. In the batting department, Ritwik Roy and Dip Chatterjee have been quite consistent. Then, the other players in form are Kazi Saifi and Alok Pratap Singh.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ranjot Singh Khaira, Suvankar Bal
BATSMEN: Ritwik Roy Choudhry, Ramesh Prasad, Dip Chatterjee
ALL-ROUNDERS: Kuldeep Lal, Prayas Barman, Kazi Saifi
BOWLERS: Geet Puri, Alok Pratap Singh, MD Kaif
The Kolkata Heroes have got a nice batting line-up and need to maintain the same form. The batters have been quite consistent in their performances and are expected to keep performing well and win the match for the team. While, Durgapur Dazzlers will be confident after winning their last encounter against the same team and will look to keep getting better.
The Kolkata Heroes have been terrific with their batting performances in this season, and would look to keep with the same momentum. But in the last league, they failed to perform well and tea thereby lost the match. The team could not chase the score of 134 and needs an improvement of the performances. The bowlers also need to take wickets along with containing runs.
The middle-order batsman will be the best pick of this fixture due to his consistent contribution which has helped the team to win the matches in this season. He has amazing ball-striking capabilities and confidence in his decision making and has kept the team in front-foot under his presence at the crease. But, Ranjot could not open his account in the last match.
The bowler is the leading wicket-taker for the Kolkata Heroes and has been pitch-perfect with his execution of stock balls and variations. In the last league match, he picked up a single wicket and would need spirited performances to help the team in clinching few wins and sail through the semi-finals. He has picked a total of 9 wickets in the 2021 season.
|Alok Pratap Singh||6||9||15.55|
Captain: Ritwik Roy Chowdhury
Wicket-keeper: Suvankar Bal
Possible Top Four: Aamir Gani, Karan Lal, Ritwik Roy Chowdhry, Ranjot Singh Khaira
Possible Opening Bowlers: Ramesh Prasad, Alok Pratap Singh
The X-factors for KH team would be Suvankar Bal who has shown his talent in the initial matches of this season, and Ramesh Prasad who has the ability to pick consistent wickets.
KH Playing 11 (likely)
1. Aamir Gani
2. Karan Lal
3. Ritwik Roy Chowdhry (c)
4. Ranjot Singh Khaira
5. Suvankar Bal (wk)
6. Arin Roy
7. Alok Pratap Singh
8. Kaushik Maity
9. Debopratim Haldar
10. Ramesh Prasad
11. Geet Puri
The Kharagpur Blasters will look to bag crucial wins in the tournament’s last few fixtures. They have 2 wins in 7 matches, and need to win all their remaining games to seal the semi-final spot. In the last league match, they gave away 152 runs and fell short by 34 runs. The top-performers for the team were Pramanik and Dip Chatterjee in the bowling and batting department respectively.
The differential pick for this match has a fine experience of playing in the major T20 leagues in Bengal and has performed quite well, He is touted to be the future star of Bengal due to his ability to contribute in both departments. In the last league match, he scored 20 runs and displayed his ability to contribute with bat. He has the ability to contribute with the bowl as well.
|Name||Matches||Wickets/ Runs||Bowl. avg/ Bat. avg|
|Prayas Barman||5||6/ 47||13/9.47|
The middle-order batsman will be a crucial pick for this fixture due to the batter’s ability to maintain his composure and score runs in a quick manner. He will look to continue the same momentum to help the team in reaching the semi-finals of the tournament. In the last league match, he scored 41 off 39 balls and laid a strong foundation for the finishers.
Captain: Kazi Junaid Saifi
Wicket-keeper: Gitmoy Basu
Possible Top Four: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Prayas Barman, Dip Chatterjee
Possible Opening Bowlers: Ramesh Prasad, Alok Pratap Singh
The X-factors for KB team would be Abhimanyu Easwaran who has been excellent in the domestic cricket, and Sandipan Das who has fine experience of delivering for the teams in the past and would look to contribute as well.
KB Playing 11 (likely)
1. Abhimanyu Easwaran
2. Kazi Junaid Saifi (c)
3. Prayas Barman
4. Dip Chatterjee
5. Mohit Roy
6. Gitimoy Basu (wk)
7. Shivaang Chatterjee
8. Akash Ghatak
9. Md Kaif-I
10. Raj Kumar Lal
11. Sandipan Das
Watch Kharagpur Blasters 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.
The KB 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.