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Manoj to lead strong Bengal squad
10th September 2016
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) think-tank last night put seal on the 22-member senior Bengal squad to be led by veteran Manoj Tiwari for the current domestic season.
In a closed door meeting led by CAB President Sourav Ganguly, the meeting was attended by selectors Arup Bhattacharya and Madan Ghosh, former cricketers Ranadeb Bose, Joydeep Mukherjee, incumbent skipper Manoj Tiwari and Joint Secretary Abhishek Dalmiya. Chairman of selectors Deep Dasgupta, who is away as commentator, was unavailable, but Chief Coach Sairaj Bahutule was taken into the process over phone.
With Bengal’s domestic season beginning October 13, preparations are afoot to get the squad in shape. Batting consultant V V S Laxman will be with the side from September 17, along with bowling consultant T A Sekhar to help players hone their skills.



TEAM ANALYSIS:
Top three batsmen:
Manoj Tiwary(C), Sudip Chatterjee, Abhimanyu Easwaran
Top three bowlers:
Ashok Dinda , Pragyan Ojha, Aamir Gani
X-Factors:
Ishan Porel, Sayan Sekhar Mondal
Weakness:
Not getting Md. Shami and Wriddhiman Saha for most of the season
Squad:
Manoj Tiwary(C), Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Sayan Sekhar Mondal, Sudip Chatterjee, Prasenjit Das, Koushik Ghosh, Pankaj Shaw, Agniv Pan, Writtick Chatterjee, Jayojit Basu, Satyabrata Murmu, Shreevats Goswami, MD. Shami, Ashok Dinda, Veer Pratap Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Pragyan Ojha, Aamir Gani

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