Bengal need to beat Baroda to advance in CK Nayudu
3rd November 2016
Bengal needs to win their last match commencing November 7 against Baroda at the Jadavpur University Cricket Ground in Salt Lake to qualify for the next round of C K Nayudu Tournament.
Despite a good start, the team finds itself in a do-or-die situation. “It is really unfortunate. We played well so far. We have also played well against Tamil Nadu in the last match, but we were unlucky that the match was washed out,” said skipper Abhishek Kumar Raman, who currently plays for Bhawanipur cricket club.
In the first match, Bengal secured a first innings lead against Saurashtra, the second match against Gujarat was a draw and the third match against Tamil Nadu was washed out, and Bengal could only managed 5 points from 3 matches.
But overall the team’s performance has been good with few players showing their ability of playing cricket in the higher level.
Skipper Abhishek Kumar Raman, who has shown good performance with back to back centuries said, “The tournament is a good opportunity for us to make our name and get a chance to play the Ranji Trophy next season. I got centuries in two matches and am happy with the way I am batting. We played well, but it was unfortunate that the last match was washed out. We will give our full effort to win the next match against Baroda and qualify for the next round.”
Ritwik Roy Chowdhury is the other one who is getting good starts but failing to convert them into the big ones. In the last match he remained not out at 56 off 191 balls before the play was called off. “I was batting well when the match was called off. It is most disappointing for a batsman when his fails to convert a good start into a big score. I have to work hard and bat with patience,” said Ritwik.
“Our next match is against Baroda and we desperately need six points from there. We will try and take the home advantage and win the match to qualify for the next round,” he added.