Senior batsman Manoj Tiwary was on Friday re-appointed as Bengal skipper in absence of Abhimanyu Easwaran for their Ranji match towards Delhi starting on Monday. Abhimanyu, who was appointed skipper in the beginning of the season changing Tiwary, is travelling to New Zealand for India A commitments. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had requested Tiwary to steer Bengal and he has duly agreed to take the accountability towards Delhi which might be their final house outing of the season.
Tiwary grew to become solely the second batsman from Bengal to hit a triple century as his unbeaten 303 sealed an enormous innings and 303 runs win over Hyderabad of their final match at Kalyani, which was their first house win of the season.
Delhi shocked defending champions Vidarbha by six wickets in an exciting 347-run chase with Nitish Rana smashing a 68-ball unbeaten 105.
Their huge win propelled Bengal (19 factors from 5 matches) to 3rd spot within the cross-pool. Delhi are positioned eighth within the standings with 16 factors from 5 matches.
Bengal squad: Manoj Tiwary (captain), Shrevats Goswami (wk), Anustup Majumdar, Abhishek Raman, Koushik Ghosh, Arnab Nandi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Writtick Chatterjee, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Shreyan Chakraborty, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Nilakantha Das and Sudip Gharami