December 8, 2020 Kolkata – After registering 3 consecutive wins in group league matches upbeat Mohun Bagan face Town Club in the semi-final of Bengal T20 Challenge trophy. The journey has not been smooth for the Mariners in this tournament so far. In absence of key player Manoj Tiwari due to injuries, skipper Anustup Majumdar, who is the highest run getter in the tournament, lived up to the expectation. Opener Vivek Singh, who found his form in last 2 matches, has been hitting sixes for fun to give Mohun Bagan a strong start in the Powerplay. Writtick Chatterjee has also made useful contributions with bat at number 3. The concern, however, remains around the Mohun Bagan middle order batting line-up where dependable senior pro Debabrata Das has not been able to get among runs.
In the group league matches played so far, Mohun Bagan’s bowling department impressed everyone with left-arm spinner Anurag Tiwari spinning a web around the opposition batters and picked up 4 wickets in the last match against arch-rival East Bengal. Sayan Ghosh’s medium pace and spin of Writtick Chatterjee have also proved effective thus far.
Mariners will try to settle the score against Town Club as they lost both the group league matches against them.
Mohun Bagan bowlers will have to watch out for young sensation Kazi Junaid Saifi and hard hitting pair of skipper Avijit Singh and all rounder Md. Kaif. Spinner Aritra Chatterjee and medium pacer Md. Kaif will take the lead in the bowling department for Town Club.
The match will be played at Eden Gardens on 08-December-2020 starting 7 PM and will be live on Fancode.