The first round of Intra-zonal matches is finished and this week will see inter zone matches. The beginning of this Inter-zone challenge week will be played between Delhi and Bengal. Bengal with 2 wins and a tie, are undefeated until now and would endeavor to proceed with their spark by ensuring domination over the unpredictable Delhi’s team.

So far Delhi has had a normal and average show in this competition up till now. They have played 3 matches, one each against Gujarat, Pune and Haryana. Although, the Delhi team defeated the Pune team, lost the match against Haryana and had a draw against Gujrat, they are as of now set at no. 4 position in the Zone A having anchored 9 points from 3 matches.

Chandran Ranjit has been in an awesome shape in this season having scored 24 points from 3 matches. He will certainly be the primary choice among raiders to highlight in the group. Naveen Kumar has additionally inspired with his abilities in the past matches and is probably going to be included in the initial seven. Pawan Kumar Kadiyan ought to likewise get a possibility as the third raider given his performance so far. Meraj Sheykh has rotten his performance so far in this season, yet we realize what potential he holds and so does the Delhi team’s managers. He is expected to play as an all-rounder. Delhi is probably going to begin with 3 defenders – Captain Joginder Singh Narwal, Vishal Mane and Ravinder Pahal.

Bengal entered into this season on a triumphant note beating their rivals in the initial two matches. Their last game was a tie against UP and they have stayed unbeaten in the competition until this point. Maninder Singh has been in an awe inspiring form this season having scored 36 points in only 3 matches. He assumed an urgent job in Bengal’s wins over the Tamil and Telugu teams, respectively. He will make specifically into the starting seven. Furthermore, he will be helped by Jang Kun Lee and Mahesh Goud. Bengal’s guarding will be driven by Captain Surjeet Singh and he will get help from his colleagues-in-form, Shrikant Tewthia and the experienced Ran Singh. On the other hand, Ziaur Rahman had a poor performance in the last 3 matches and this could lead to the addition of Vijin Thangadurai in the team, instead of Ziaur Rehman.

Tentative 7 players aligned for each team

Delhi: (Captain) Joginder Narwal, Vishal Mane, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Ravinder Pahal, Meraj Sheykh, Chandran Ranjit, Naveen Kumar

Bengal: (Captain) Surjeet Singh, Jang Kun Lee, Mahesh Goud, Shrikant Tewathia, Maninder Singh, Ziaur Rehman, Ran Singh


Maninder Singh, Rakesh Narwal and Chandran Ranjit

The lead raider from Bengal will be expected in the evening’s match to acquire some good points for the team. Ranjit has been in good shape so far and has been a blessing in disguise for Delhi. He would be hoped to showcase the same vigor in the evening’s match too. Narwal, who has been off the bench, is expected to put up a decent performance looking at his past records.


Ziaur Rehman and Joginder Narwal

Delhi’s prominent Captain Joginder Narwal has been the main driving force behind his team. From the left corner, Delhi has showcased power packed performances so far in this season. Rehman from Bengal is a strong defender at the cover position and certainly has the ability to attain a couple of points for the team. But his inclusion seems a bit dicey for the evening’s match.

All Rounders

Meraj Sheykh and Shrikant Tewathia

Tewathia who has been playing at the right corner of defense for Bengal has collaborated well with Ran Singh and is expected to accrue some favorable tackle points with the ankle holds and dashes. Sheykh is an active player and has contributed significantly to both the assault and guard.  

Match Prediction – Delhi vs Bengal 

A sure shot win for Bengal waits in today’s evening match.