The Kanchenjunga Warriors and Krishnanagar Challengers will lock horns in the Match 23 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021. The Kanchenjunga Warriors have the presence of players like Sudip Gharami and Sumanta Gupta. While, Krishnanagar Challengers rely on the contributions of Kanishk Seth and SK Asif Hussain. The KW team is led by Anustup Mazumder and Arnab Nandy captains the KB team.
The Kanchenjunga Warriors have been going well in the tournament with 4 wins in 7 matches and are positioned at 2nd position in the points table. They need a single win to confirm their place for semis. While, Krishananagar Challengers will not qualify for the semis due to meagre 1 win in the same number of league matches and would look to finish the last few matches well.
This will be the Match 23 of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021, and very less fixtures are available for the league fixtures to get completed, and then the 2 semi-finals and final will get underway at Eden Garden’s Kolkata. This is the second edition of the Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 and new franchises as well as stakeholders are taking part this year.
Fixture Name: Match 23
Competition: Bengal T20 Challenge 2021
Date: 18 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KW(recent last): NR L W
KC(recent last): W NR W
Venue: Eden Garden’s Kolkata
Pitch Report: The match between KW and KC will be played at Eden Garden’s Kolkata. The full matches have now been played at the ground with no rain showers predicted during the match. The pace bowlers are expected to be in advantage due to the moisture in the surface. While, the batters will have a good time and would look to score runs in a quick manner.
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 Kanchenjunga Warriors will be given priority due to their performances in the tournament. 2 wicket-keepers are chosen due to their fine performances, and then Sumanta and Koushik Ghosh will look to keep up with their momentum. The all-rounder Arnab Nandy can be picked, while other players are in good form as well. The bowlers Kanishk Seth and Mithilesh Das will look to recount on his experience.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Avirup Gupta, Agniv Pan
BATSMEN: Sudip Gharami, Sumanta Gupta, Koushik Ghosh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Arnab Nandy, Subham Sarkar, Sayan Mandal
BOWLERS: Mithilesh Das, Kanishk Seth, Debtanu Baidya
The Kanchenjunga Warriors is expected to be winning this fixture due to the fine balance of the team, and are in good momentum to take the top 2 spots to enter the semi-finals of the tournament. While, it has been a sorry season for the KC team, where they have managed to win only 1 out of 7 games, mainly due to the failure of the batters.
The Kanchenjunga Warriors have to be proficient at the middle-order and batters need to take responsibilities to stabilize the team well. In the last league match, they could post only 122 runs on the board and were dismissed. This will surely make the dent on their confidence, with the bowlers also failing to induce enough wickets in the 2nd half of the match.
The top-order player will be crucial to the team’s prospects in this fixture and rest of the matches due to his experience and ability to provide a good start to the team. In the last league match, he scored 55 runs which helped the team to post a respectable total on the board. Along with that, he started the season well and will be pumped after getting back to form.
The bowler has been impressive to help the team in winning the matches by his wicket-taking abilities in the crucial moments. He has managed to pick a total of 6 wickets in the tournament by the pace-changes that have disturbed the flow of batters and will be a fine pick. In the last league match, he could not take any wicket and would look to improve performance.
Captain: Anustup Mazumder
Wicket-keeper: Suprodip Devnath
Possible Top Four: Sudip Gharami, Suprodip Devnath, Anustup Mazumder, Avirup Gupta
Possible Opening Bowlers: Nilkantha Das, Mithilesh Das
The X-factors for KW would be Subham Sarkar and Mithilesh Das who would look to contribute in both departments. The team management and coach would look to keep the Playing 11 same for their fixture against KC team.
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 Krishnanagar Challengers are out of the contention for semi-finals with only 1 win in 7 matches. In the last league match, they played a 7-over match and gave away 67 runs, and failed to chase down the score and lost by 4 runs. The top-performers from bowling unit were Shreyan Chakrobarty, while Arnab Nandy came back to form which would boost his confidence.
The top-order batsman is the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament and will be on the look-out to perform well and win the last league matches. His self-built composure and ability to stay at the crease and score runs will be on display in this fixture. Although he could score only 7 runs, he would still be confident about his performances and will be a vital pick.
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The bowler has been impressive and has picked wickets in a consistent manner which has helped the team to clinch key moments. In the last league match, he picked 2 wickets, and was the top wicket-taker for the team and will be a differential pick for the fantasy players who would look to play the KW vs KC Dream11 Grand Leagues.
Captain: Arnab Nandy
Wicket-keeper: Agniv Pan
Possible Top Four: Avinash Kumar, SK Asif Hussain, Koushik Ghosh, Agniv Pan
Possible Opening Bowlers: Shreyan Swarup Chakraborty, Kanishk Seth
The X-factors from KC would be Kanishk Seth and Agniv Pan from the batting and bowling department respectively due to their fine track record. The team is not likely to change their combination for this fixture.
KC Playing 11 (likely)
1. Avinash Kumar
2. Koushik Ghosh
3. SK Asif Hussain
4. Agniv Pan (wk)
5. Ayan Gupta
6. Arnab Nandy (c)
7. Kanishk Seth
8. Ayush Kumar Singh
9. Shreyan Swarup Chakraborty
10. Golam Mustafa
11. Soumyadip Mandal
Watch Kanchenjunga Warriors vs Krishnanagar Challengers 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. While, the Bengal T20 2021 stats can be viewed on the third-party websites. The photo updates and man-of -the match awards felicitations can be seen on CAB Twitter official account.
The KW vs KC 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.