Tag: L.R. Shukla


It’s not over till it’s over, agree Bengal, Saurashtra coaches

To be continued... Manoj Tiwary, left, who has given Bengal a fighting chance, and Shahbaz Ahmed promise keener action on the morrow. | Photo Credit: PTI Even though Saurashtra stayed ahead on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final against Bengal at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday, coach Niraj Odedra expected an even contest. Speaking to mediapersons, Odedra said both sides played well. “Some parts were good for them, some good for us. Credit to our bowlers, they bowled their hearts out. Still two days to go. It’s a Ranji Trophy final. You just can’t come in and win. It’s always an even contest,” said Odedra. Bengal coach L.R. Shukla continued to remain positive even as his side trailed by 61 runs. “It’s not over till it’s over. They are fighting it out, we are also fight...

Bengal has reaped the rewards of its consistent batting to storm into the final

In prolific form: Anustup Majumdar heads Bengal’s top-scorers’ list with 790 runs to his credit so far. Vijay Soneji | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji Even as Bengal is all set to play another Ranji Trophy final at home after 33 years and hopes to repeat its title winning feat, much of its fine showing so far has rested on the fabulous performance of its batters. Of the three recent seasons (2019-20, 2021-22 and 2022-23), in which Bengal has reached the finals twice and the semifinals once, the current one stands out for the consistency of its main batters, who have scored plenty of runs. As a result, the side has recorded six big wins — including two innings victories, one by more than 300 runs and another by nine wickets. HeavyweightsThree Bengal batters — Anustup Majumdar (790), Sudi...