Before they take on Assam in their crucial Ranji Trophy away match in Guwahati from Tuesday, Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwari seems concerned about the injury of his rookie fast bowler Veer Pratap Singh.
The pacer Veer Pratap Singh has been suffering from hamstring injury fort the last couple of days since his attempt to unleash extra pace during the team’s training at the nets. And Bengal must have to win against Assam to ensure its place in the quarterfinals of Ranji Trophy.
On the other hand, Assam also, after earning straight wins against Rajasthan and Delhi at home, is in the race to ensure its berth in the quarterfinals. They have got two pacers, Arup Das and Krishna Das who are in tremendous form, having scalped more than 16 wickets in the tournament this season so far.
Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwari however does not seem to be much worried as he said over phone after team’s training at Barshapara Stadium on Sunday, “We also have the fast bowler in form like Ashok Dinda who alone steered the team to the victory in the team’s last match at Kalyani. But at the same time, if we get Veer Pratap in the match our bowling line-up will be lethal.” The Bengal fast bowler is undergoing physiotherapy treatment for last two days after Bengal reached Guwahati on Saturday afternoon.
The wicket at Barshapara Stadium where Bengal will be participating in a match for the first time seems to have kept Bengal cricketers in little anxiety also. Bengal captain stated, “We are playing here on this ground for the first time. So, we do not know how the wicket will behave. What I have observed is they have prepared two pitches. One is totally dry and other one is grassy. I feel they will be playing on the green top due to the excellent form of their two fast bowlers.”