The Kanchenjunga Warriors and Kharagur Blasters will lock horns in the Match 18 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021. The Kanchenjunga Warriors have the presence of players like Subham Sarkar and Anurag Tiwari. While, Kharagur Blasters rely on the contributions of MD Kaif and Kazi Saifi. The KW team is led by Anustup Mazumber and Kazi Saifi captains the KB team.
The Kanchenjunga Warriors have been impressive in the tournament and have 4 wins in 5 matches, and are confirmed to playing the semi-finals. Their performance have been balanced in all the departments. While, Kharagpur Blasters are at bottom of the table with only 1 win in 5 matches. They need to win all their games to reach playoffs.
This will be the Match 18 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021, and some few fixtures are left for the league matches to get completed. It has been a fine tournament, but the rain showers has certainly spoilt the mood for fantasy lovers, where most the matches have been abondoned.
Fixture Name: Match 18
Competition: Bengal T20 Challenge 2021
Date: 15 September
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KW(recent last): NR L W
KB(recent last): W NR W
Venue: Eden Garden’s Kolkata
Pitch Report: The match between KW and KB will be played at Eden Garden’s Kolkata. The frequent rain showers in the city have drenched the whole stadium and there has been no play possible for the last few matches. But it is expected that the batters will have a good time, with the ball coming into the bat nicely and scores of 150 easily achievable.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Kanchenjunga Warriors 51/2 won by 8 wickets against Durgapur Dazzlers 50/6 in Match 14 of Bengal T20 2021.
The Knachenjunga Warriors have been impressive, and likewise the players selected have the same proportion. In the batting department, Sudip Gharami and Kazi Saifi will be the important players, while it will be Mithilesh Das and MD Kaif who need to maintain the same form and will lead their side’s bowling attack.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Avirup Gupta
BATSMEN: Dip Chatterjee, Sudip Gharami, Sumanta Gupta
ALL-ROUNDERS: Prayas Barman, Kazi Saifi, Pradipta Pramanik, Subham Sarkar
BOWLERS: Mithilesh Das, Raj Kumar Pal, MD Kaif
The Kanchenjunga Warriors will be a difficult team to beat, given their terrific performances in the tournament. Their balance has been fine, and all the departments have been contributing, and are expected to continue their momentum. While, Blasters need to rethink on their strategy they will use to counter the strong competitors.
The Kanchenjunga Warriors need to maintain the same performance as of the last league matches. In the last league match ( withut D/L), they posted a total of 126 runs and won by 24 runs. In the batting department, Sumanta Gupta was the top-performer, while Anustup Mazumber providing fine contribution as well. In the bowling unit, Mithilesh Das was impressive.
The player has scored the most runs for the team in the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021. He had been making runs in the Club Cricket, but the real talent is quite visible now with the sheer class and an ability to sweetly time the ball. In the last league match, he scored 47* off 30 balls to help the team in posting a fine total on the board.
The bowler has held the team’s bowling unit tight with his pitch-perfect line length and is leading wicket-taker for Warriors. He can be your differential pick due to his ability to score useful runs in lower-order along with containing runs and dismissing the batters for low scores and helping the team to win 4 out of 5 matches.
They have been unbeaten in the tournament
KW Playing 11 (likely)
1. Sudip Gharami
2. Suprodip Devnath (wk)
3. Anustup Mazumder (c)
4. Avirup Gupta
5. Sumanta Gupta
6. Dipanjan Mukherjjee
7. Subham Sarkar
8. Mithilesh Das
9. Nilkantha Das
10. Bapi Manna
11. Ravi Kumar
The Kharagpur Blasters are on the verge of being eliminated from the tournament with only 1 win in 5 matches. In the last league match, which was played for 13 overs, the team gave away a lot of runs on the board and it was a bad performance from the bowlers. While, batters tried hard but fell short by a fine margin.
The top-order batsman and the leader of the Kharagpur Blasters team will be critical to the team’s performance in this important fixture against Kanchenjunga Warriors. His ability to provide fine platform for the middle-order and staying at the crease to score runs with fine composure are his main qualities. In the last match, he scored 39 off 30 balls, and helped the team to win the match.
The bowling all-rounder has been a fine name in the Bengal club circuit, and his performances have been impressive in the Bengal T20 as well. He has a fine economy and 5 wickets to his name in this season, and is expected to keep getting better. In the last league match, he went wicket-less but caused trouble to the batsmen by his good lengths ball.
The Kharagpur Blasters will have the last few chances to improve themselves. Their top players like Saifi and Prayas performed well in the last league game and will be in confidence. The team is not expected to make any changes in the Playing for their fixture against the Kanchenjunga Warriors, which is the Match 18 of the Bengal T20 2021.
KB Playing 11 (likely)
1. Gitmoy Basu
2. Kazi Junaid Saifi (c)
3. Abhimanyu Easwaran
4. Mohit Roy
5. Dip Chatterjee
6. Rishav Raj
7. Shivaang Chatterjee
8. Pradipta Pramanik
9. Md Kaif-I
10. Raj Kumar Lal
11. Sandipan Das
Watch Kanchenjunga Warriors vs Kharagur Blasters 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 KW vs KB 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.