Fixture & Results
No break in momentum for Bengal
11th November 2016
With the two topping the group, Bengal wanted to test strength against Gujarat, but frustration grew when the match was finally cancelled after a wait of two days due to the smoke cover over the nation's capital.
But this break is not a break in momentum, feels skipper Manoj Tiwary, “There was a break, but not in our momentum. We made a good start to the Ranji Trophy, playing well constantly, why a match getting cancelled due to external factors affect the team’s morale. You don’t have control over mother nature,” he said.
“And it is also good that the match is rescheduled and we didn’t lose anything at the end. The only waste was time. We know how to handle situations like this. Our only focus now is to go and play well against Tamil Nadu on Sunday,” he added.
Sayan Ghosh also echoed similar sentiments, “We are practicing well here in Rajkot for the match against Tamil Nadu. They are a good side. The cancellation of match in Delhi had no negative impacts on us,” he said.
“It is clear weather here. We have practiced well in the last two days. The pitch is not yet ready. We are not concerned about the Delhi match. I am looking forward to give my team a good start,” said Sayan Mandal.
Asked why Bengal players are not converting on good starts, he said, "We just need to be more careful, stick to the wicket and carry on. It is most disappointing for a batsman to get a start and not able to focus on it,” he said.
CAB MEDIA DESK