The Assam Cricket Association is organizing the 3rd edition of the Assam T20 Challengers Trophy, a domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, from August 30 to September 15, 2023.
The upcoming Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 will feature 6 teams – defending champions Barak Bravehearts, Dihing Patkai Riders, Manas Tigers, Subansiri Champs, Brahmaputra Boys, and Kaziranga Heroes.
The tournament follows a double round-robin format where each team plays the other 5 sides twice, making for a total of 30 league matches. The top 4 teams at the end of the league stage will qualify for the semi-finals.
Barak Bravehearts, led by wicket-keeper batsman Kunal Saikia, will kickstart their title defence against Manas Tigers in the tournament opener on August 30 at the Amingaon Cricket Ground in Guwahati.
The Amingaon Cricket Ground will host all the matches in the tournament.
Dihing Patkai Riders, runners-up in the previous edition, will be aiming to go one step further under the captaincy of wicketkeeper Rajjakuddin Ahmed.
The core of the Riders’ team consists of experienced campaigners like Abu Nechim, Rahul Hazarika, and Amit Sinha.
The Kaziranga Heroes are entering the tournament for the first time, under the leadership of opener Sibsankar Roy.
They will face a stern test against the likes of Brahmaputra Boys and Subansiri Champs, who have several Assam state players in their ranks.
After the completion of the 30 league matches, the top 4 teams will play the semi-finals on September 13 and 14 respectively. The summit clash is scheduled for September 15.
The local fans and followers of Assam cricket will be eager to see their state’s rising young talents like Rishav Das, Pritam Das, Pallavkumar Das, and Mukhtar Hussain in action during the tournament.
Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 schedule
Here is the Date and Time table of Assam T20 Challengers Trophy:
|Wednesday, August 30||Barak Bravehearts vs Manas Tigers||9:30 AM|
|Brahmaputra Boys vs Subansiri Champs||1:30 PM|
|Thursday, August 31||Manas Tigers vs Kaziranga Heroes||9:30 AM|
|Subansiri Champs vs Dihing Patkai Riders||1:30 PM|
|Friday, September 1||Barak Bravehearts vs Kaziranga Heroes||9:30 AM|
|Brahmaputra Boys vs Dihing Patkai Riders||1:30 PM|
|Saturday, September 2||Barak Bravehearts vs Subansiri Champs||9:30 AM|
|Manas Tigers vs Brahmaputra Boys||1:30 PM|
|Sunday, September 3||Subansiri Champs vs Kaziranga Heroes||9:30 AM|
|Manas Tigers vs Dihing Patkai Riders||1:30 PM|
|Monday, September 4||Brahmaputra Boys vs Kaziranga Heroes||9:30 AM|
|Barak Barvehearts vs Dihing Patkai Riders||1:30 PM|
|Tuesday, September 5||Manas Tigers vs Subansiri Champs||9:30 AM|
|Barak Bravehearts vs Brahmaputra Boys||1:30 PM|
|Wednesday, September 6||Kaziranga Heroes vs Dihing Patkai Riders||9:30 AM|
|Brahmaputra Boys vs Manas Tigers||1:30 PM|
|Thursday, September 7||Kaziranga Heroes vs Subansiri Champs||9:30 AM|
|Dihing Patkai Riders vs Barak Bravehearts||1:30 PM|
|Friday, September 8||Kaziranga Heroes vs Brahmaputra Boys||9:30 AM|
|Manas Tigers vs Barak Bravehearts||1:30 PM|
|Saturday, September 9||Subansiri Champs vs Brahmaputra Boys||9:30 AM|
|Dihing Patkai Riders vs Manas Tigers||1:30 PM|
|Sunday, September 10||Subansiri Champs vs Barak Bravehearts||9:30 AM|
|Dihing Patkai Riders vs Kaziranga Heroes||1:30 PM|
|Monday, September 11||Brahmaputra Boys vs Barak Bravehearts||9:30 AM|
|Kaziranga Heroes vs Manas Tigers||1:30 PM|
|Tuesday, September 12||Dihing Patkai Riders vs Brahmaputra Boys||9:30 AM|
|Subansiri Champs vs Manas Tigers||1:30 PM|
|Wednesday, September 13||Kaziranga Heroes vs Barak Bravehearts||9:30 AM|
|Dihing Patkai Riders vs Subansiri Champs||1:30 PM|
|Thursday, September 14||Semi-final 1||9:30 AM|
|Semi-final 2||1:30 PM|
|Friday, September 15||Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 final||9:30 AM|
Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 Teams
The teams participating in the Assam T20 Challengers Trophy are:
- Subansiri Champs
- Barak Bravehearts
- Brahmaputra Boys
- Kaziranga Heroes
- Manas Tigers
- Dihing Patkai Riders
Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 Squad and Captains
|Subansiri Champs||Sumit Ghadigaonkar||Abhishek Kumar Singh, Danish Ahmed, Nibir Deka, Subham Mandal, Vishal Roy, Abdul Khureshi, Rituraj Biswas, Saurav Dihigya (wicket-keeper), Wasiqur Rahman, Hridip Deka, Kankan Kalita, Mriganka Upadhaya, Pushparaj Sharma, Senglong Rongpi|
|Barak Bravehearts||Amlanjyoti Das||Abhilash Gogoi, Juneid Rehan, Sumit Kashyap, Mekhail Doley, Sibsankar Roy, Abhishek Thakuri (wicket-keeper), Ruhinandan Pegu, Manab Barman, Mukhtar Hussain, Neeraj Yadav, Nipan Deka, Pritish Roy, Ranjanjyoti Khatoniar, Ridip Mohan|
|Brahmaputra Boys||Pervez Musharaf||Ishan Ahmed, Jitu Ali, MD Kaif, Sourav Saha, Akash Chetri, Karan Mahajan, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Ayush Agarwala (wicket-keeper), Erik Roy, Chintu Deka, Deepjyoti Saikia, Gunjanjyoti Deka, Mrinmoy Dutta, Rahul Singh|
|Kaziranga Heroes||Rishav Das||Bhargav Lahkar, Nihar Deka, Nirah Narah, Rameez Rabbani, Saahil Jain, Sunzow Brahma, Akash Sengupta, Nasir Ullah (wicket-keeper), Roshan Topno, Abir Chakraborty, Arup Das, Bhargav Dutta, Deepak Gohain, Dibakar Johri|
|Manas Tigers||Kunal Saikia||Aman Chetry, Joy Barua, Pallav Kumar Das, Rohan Hazarika, Rohit Singh, Abhijit Baruah, Jacky Ali, Saurav Dey, Swarupam Purkayastha, Ankush Mazumder (wicket-keeper), Darshan Rajbongshi, Raj Agarwal, Reshab Dipak, Sunil Lachit|
|Dihing Patkai Riders||Denish Das||Amit Sinha, Bishal Saha, Pradyuman Saikia, Amit Yadav, Dhruv Borah, Jitumoni Kalita, Anurag Talukdar (wicket-keeper), Hrishikesh Tamuli, Anand Sharma, Dharani Rabha, Krishna Das, Kunal Sharma, Mayukh Hazarika, Roshan Alam|
Assam T20 Challengers Trophy 2023 Live Streaming and Broadcasting Details
Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast of the matches on television. But cricket fans can catch the live streaming on digital platforms FanCode website and the app.
The tournament has garnered interest from sponsors like Nirma and Dream11.