Sudip Chatterjee to captain Bengal in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021

Sudip Chatterjee to captain Bengal in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021

Chatterjee looked in impressive form in the recently concluded Bengal T20 Challenge.

Sudip Chatterjee
Sudip Chatterjee. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

The left-handed batter Sudip Chatterjee is all set to captain the Bengal side for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The tournament is scheduled to start on November 4. Chatterjee looked in impressive form in the recently concluded Bengal T20 Challenge.

The batter was the highest run-getter of the tournament. Playing for Barrackpore Bashers, he chipped in 478 runs at an average of 79.66 in the tournament. Wriddhiman Saha has been included in the squad as the keeper-batter, whereas Shakir Habib Gandhi has been selected as the backup keeper. Shreevats Goswami, who didn’t get an opportunity to play for SRH in the IPL 2021. couldn’t make the cut.

Ishan Porel, who grabbed many eyeballs on his IPL debut for Punjab Kings this year, will lead the fast bowling unit of the side alongside Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar. Whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed is expected to take the charge of the spin department alongside Writtick Chatterjee and Pradipta Pramanik. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) took it to their Twitter account to share the details of the team.

Here is the entire squad of Bengal for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy:

Squad: Sudip Chatterjee (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Abhisek Das, Kaif Ahmad, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Ranjot Singh Khaira, Shakir Habib Gandhi, Suvankar Bal, Karan Lal, Shahbaz Ahmad, Writtick Chatterjee, Pradipta Pramanik, Sujit Kr Yadav, Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Alok Pratap Singh, Md Kaif, Sayan Ghosh

Some players spent time with Virat Kohli, which will be of great help: Sudip Chatterjee

Bengal played a few warm-up games as a part of their preparation for the upcoming season. Chatterjee opened up on this and stated that the team played as a unit and that these games will play a vital role in improving their skills. The batter also added that the players who were a part of the IPL teams will be a great help for the side.

“We had good preparation games in Vijayawada. We played as a unit. Next, Himachal is coming here for four practice games. These are important games to fine-tune our skills for the main tournament. They will return to domestic cricket with a lot of confidence. The fact that some of our players have spent time with Virat Kohli will be of great help. Saha’s presence is a big boost to the side. His inputs will be handy,” Chatterjee said while speaking to Sportstar.