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Bengal will hold momentum against Assam

15th January 2018
Bengal will look to make it four in four when they take on bottom rungers Assam in their last engagement of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tomorrow.
Bengal has so far road-rolled over all the teams in the meet, whereas Assam has lost all the matches.
The opening pair of Shreevats Goswami and Vivek Singh have been in superb form amassing over 400 runs among themselves. As a result the remaining batters have remained largely untested. However, skipper Manoj Tiwary and his deputy Sudip Chatterjee are in good form and are sure to deliver if and when needed. Bengal will however want to give a far better show with their bowling in the last tie of the meet.
In the last match Bengal had made two changes. Going by the trend they could tinker around with the batting order against Assam since they have qualified for the next round already.
Assam will meanwhile fight for pride in the last match as they will not want to go home empty handed. And a team with its back to the wall is the most dangerous opposition. They will throw caution to the wind and that could catch Bengal on the wrong foot. Shib Shankar Roy and Amit Sinha are in good nick. They would want the top order of Pallab Das, Sarupam Purakayasta and Rajdee Das to find their mojo. In the bowling department Abu Nachim Ahmed and Pritam Das will need to fire to get a favourable result.

Arindam Basu