We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Bangalore vs Gujarat Match
Going by recent history, it’s been a challenging task to defend a score at the Wankhede Stadium. Four out of the last five games at the venue have been won by the teams chasing. The presence of dew has also impacted the spinners.
Time: 19 May, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Bangalore & Gujarat Teams
Probable XI for Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis* (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell*, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga*, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood/David Willey*
Probable XI for Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade*, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller*, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph*, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Power Players for Bangalore vs Gujarat Match
Wanindu Hasaranga has been the best strike bowler for Bangalore. He has bagged 12 wickets in his last five outings. His best figures for the season 5 for 18 also came at the Wankhede.
With 18 wickets in 13 games, Mohammad Shami is the leading wicket-taker for Gujarat. Rarely does he go wicketless in the powerplay. Virat Kohli has already been cleaned up by this champion seamer in this tournament.
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Smart Picks for Bangalore vs Gujarat Match
Seven dismissals with the gloves, coupled with two half-centuries and as many 20s in the last five games, have made Wriddhiman Saha a hot pick in fantasy leagues.
If Bangalore are to beat Gujarat, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis will have to rise to the occasion. While Kohli has hit only one half-century in this edition, du Plessis has three to his credit. Between them, they have also pouched 8 catches.
It’s been a quiet season with the ball for Rahul Tewatia. However, he has made amends with the willow by playing a few match-winning knocks. One (43*) of those came against Bangalore a few weeks ago.
Glenn Maxwell hasn’t been consistent this season but has generated useful fantasy points by scoring 228 runs, picking 5 wickets, and holding onto 5 catches.
Although Hardik Pandya has failed with both bat and ball in the last six games, we know what he is capable of. Before his untimely injury, he had scored 295 runs at 73.75 and also picked 4 wickets in the first six matches.
David Miller has been successfully finishing games for his side. In his last five outings, he has remained unbeaten on three occasions, with the highest score of 39*.
Talk about finishing the innings (and games, at times) and Dinesh Karthik tops the list this season. He has slammed 285 runs at a whopping strike rate of 192.57.
Mohammad Siraj has been a major disappointment in fantasy leagues lately. Not a single wicket has come his way in the last four games.
Bangalore vs Gujarat Match Preview
This is going to be a do-or-die game for Bangalore as they need 2 more points to strengthen their position for the playoffs spot. On the other hand, Gujarat are sitting pretty at the top of the points table and have already booked their place for the knockouts stage.
When these two teams met earlier in the competition, Gujarat came out on top by 6 wickets. They will also start this contest as the favourites. That said, Bangalore too will be determined to put their best foot forward.