Fantasy Team for Today’s Bangalore vs Kolkata Match
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Bangalore & Kolkata Playing XIs
Bangalore: Finn Allen*, Faf du Plessis* (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell*, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudesai, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood*, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
Kolkata: Jason Roy*, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell*, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma
Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 196
2nd innings average score: 184
Wickets per innings: 6
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: —
Spinners took 78% of the wickets at the venue.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Having represented Bangalore earlier, Tim Southee understands the conditions at the Chinnaswamy. Moreover, he has dismissed Virat Kohli 10 times in international cricket.
Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis have collectively slammed seven fifties this season, overall providing an average of 15.66 boundaries per game.
When these teams met earlier in the competition, Shardul Thakur (68 off 29 and a wicket) and Varun Chakaravarthy (four wickets) were the power players.
Suyash Sharma has taken seven wickets in this league – of which four have rattled the stumps. Furthermore, he ended up with a three-for when he last bowled against Bangalore.
Only twice has Josh Hazlewood bowled against Kolkata, finishing with a two-for on both occasions.
Given Bangalore’s batting woes, Finn Allen, who has generated bonus points for smashing a half-century and two thirties in his last five T20s, might get a look in.
Given their encouraging numbers versus Bangalore, Sunil Narine (232 runs at 29 and 23 wickets) and Andre Russell (395 runs at 40 and 10 wickets) might end up making an impact in this contest.
Mohammed Siraj (11 wickets) featured in the Best11 for five consecutive T20s.