Bengal will be squaring off against Odisha for the second Quarterfinal game that will be hosted at the DRIEMs Ground in Cuttack. Odisha having featured in nine games, managed to register five wins, two draws and two defeats. In contrast to that, Bengal won four games, drew three matches, and endured just the one loss from eight games. Both teams finished second in their respective pool as a result of their performances.
Date- Thursday, February 20
TIme- 9:30 AM (IST)
Venue- DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack
Koushik Ghosh and Abhimanyu Easwaran should be opening the innings, while Abhishek Raman, Arnab Nandi, Manoj Tiwari and Shreevats Goswami add further solidity to the batting lineup. Akash Deep, Wriitck Chatterjee and Shahbaz Ahmed will be in charge of picking up wickets for their side.
Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Manoj Tiwary, Koushik Ghosh, Abhishek Raman, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Anustup Majumdar, Mukesh Kumar, Sayan Ghosh, Kazi Saifi, Arnab Nandi, Writtick Chatterjee, Akash Deep, Ramesh Prasad, Prayas Barman, Ashok Dinda, Sudip Chatterjee, Karan Lal, Shreyan Chakraborty, Nilkantha Das, Agniv Pan, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Boddupalli Amit, Ritwik Chowdhury.
Shantanu Mishra and Anurag Sarangi should continue to open the innings with the bat. D Samantray, Govinda Poddar and the captain Shubranshu Senapati are likely to follow. Basant Mohanty, Suryakant Pradhan and Debabrata Pradhan should be the front line bowlers.
Subhranshu Senapati (c), Govinda Poddar, Suryakant Pradhan, Ankit Yadav, Anurag Sarangi, Debabrata Pradhan, Sandeep Pattnaik, Sujit Lenka, Biplab Samantray, Pappu Roy, Rajesh Dhuper, Debasish Samantray, Basant Mohanty, Shantanu Mishra, Rajesh Mohanty, Abhishek Raut.
BEN (Expected Playing 11)- Shreevats Goswami, Manoj Tiwary, Anustup Majumdar, Akash Deep, Arnab Nandi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Abhishek Raman, Writtick Chatterjee, Koushik Ghosh, Ramesh Prasad
ODS (Expected Playing 11)- Govinda Poddar, Shantanu Mishra, Suryakant Pradhan, Biplab Samantray, Debasish Samantray, Ankit Yadav, Basant Mohanty, Anurag Sarangi, Subhranshu Senapati, Debabrata Pradhan, Rajesh Dhuper.
Manoj Tiwary has been the mainstay with the bat in hand for Bengal. Tiwary has scored 641 runs from 11 innings with an average of 71.22 for his side.
Debashish Samantray has scored 467 runs from the last 11 innings for Odisha and has a healthy average of 51.88
Shahbaz Ahmed has been pivotal for Bengal and has scored 281 runs from 11 innings with an average of 31.22 and has bagged 29 wickets in the process.
For Odisha Suryakant Pradhan has been vital with the ball in hand. Pradhan has picked 35 wickets from nine games so far.
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