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Bengal prefer to follow old plans against TN
19th March 2017
Bengal look to stick to the same plans when they take on Tamil Nadu tomorrow in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. Playing in the same ground, scoring over three hundred runs in back to back matches will add an advantage to the Bengal side, feels coach Sairaj Bahutule.
“We played well in this ground during the last two occasions. This will provide a mental advantage to us when we go for tomorrow’s play. Our boys have played well in the recent past and have shown maturity in all the department of the game. We just need to do what we have been doing.”
Asked about any different plans they have for tomorrow’s match, he said, “We have done well throughout the tournament. So we would like to follow old strategies and try to stick to the basics.”
“Tamil Nadu is a good team, who have also played well in the tournament. But if we play up to our calibre, we can definitely win the match tomorrow,” he added.
Feroz Shah Kotla being a flat wicket will be in favour of the batsmen. For Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Kartik would play the key role, in batting, while for Bengal it will be a balance side led by skipper Manoj Tiwary.
With Pragyan Ojha getting five-wicket haul in the last match will have confidence on the high. He will be backed by Aamir Gani. On the other hand, the seam department is expected to remain unchanged, with Ashoke Dinda and Kanishk Seth leading from the front, followed by Sayan Ghosh coming as the third seamer. However, there also remains a chance of MD Shami exchanging place with Sayan.