Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Bengal to start campaign against Tripura

A well-prepared Bengal will look forward to start its campaign on a winning note when it takes on Tripura in the East Zone inter-state T-20 league at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.

Manoj Tiwary skipped the practice session but is likely to lead the team tomorrow.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

A well-prepared Bengal will look forward to start its campaign on a winning note when it takes on Tripura in the East Zone leg of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.

Bengal had a meaningful camp under the watchful eyes of V.V.S. Laxman and T.A. Sekar at the same venue, where it had practice sessions in match situations.

Even though Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary skipped Monday’s nets session at the Jadavpur University ground here due to minor health issues, he is likely to lead the side against Tripura.

Taking into account the 9:30 a.m. start, Bengal will rely on its pacers, including Ashoke Dinda and Veer Pratap Singh, to restrict Tripura. Besides, spinner Pragyan Ojha will be available with all his experience to contribute for the team.

Tripura, which suffered a 10-run defeat against Odisha in its first match, would like to make amends to its faults in batting and put up a decent total against a top team like Bengal.

The visiting side has got some nippy seamers in Manisankar Murasingh and Sanjay Majumder who can trouble any opposition on their day.

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