We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Brabourne Stadium Pitch Report for Gujarat vs Bangalore Match
The game is at the Brabourne Stadium, which has been a paradise for the batters since the start of the Indian T20 League tournament. However, in the last two games, teams batting first have been bowled out for a paltry score.
Probable Playing XIs for Gujarat & Bangalore
Probable XI for Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller*, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Alzarri Joseph*, Lockie Ferguson*, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Probable XI for Bangalore: Faf du Plessis* (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell*, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga*, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood*, Mohammed Siraj
Power Players for Gujarat vs Bangalore Match
The game against Hyderabad was the first time that Hardik Pandya did not appear in the Ultimate Team on My11Circle. His consistency with the bat has placed him at No. 3 position in the runs charts, and has gone wicketless only once in five innings. Note that he has not bowled, in the last two games, ever since he returned from an injury.
Josh Hazlewood’s 10 wickets have come at an outstanding strike rate of 11.4. He has taken a two-for, three-for, and four-for in five games.
Rashid Khan has taken a wicket a match but has maintained an economy of 7 RPO. These numbers may not make a great reading, but his heroics with the bat of late have been compelling the fantasy players to pick him: 40 off 21 against Chennai and 31* off 11 against Hyderabad. Talk about the helicopter shot on the leg and the slap on the off!
Smart Picks for Gujarat vs Bangalore Match
Faf du Plessis has been an all-or-nothing player this season. Barring his 88 and 96, he hasn’t added enough runs at the top. Perhaps the team failing to bat as a cohesive unit has added pressure on him.
Wriddhiman Saha has solved the opening conundrum for Gujarat. It was his fantastic 68 off 38 that laid the foundation for a spectacular chase. For that matter, he has many such bold knocks to his credit, including the hundred in the 2014 final.
Dinesh Karthik has played the role of finisher effectively only when he has a handful of overs to bat. He had ample time in the last two games to showcase his skills, but he too was a part of the cascading fall of wickets. Overall, he has managed 216 runs with a strike rate of 198 and has pouched six catches.
Mohammad Shami, the highest wicket-taker for Gujarat, has gone wicketless only once. It’s important to mention that he has been more effective in the first innings: his both three-fors came when Gujarat bowled first.
Rahul Tewatia shines when push comes to shove. He is a must pick especially when Gujarat chase. 40* off 24 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and 40* off 21 against Hyderabad are evidence to the fact.
Virat Kohli’s selection percentage has dropped significantly – and for obvious reasons. He has two golden ducks and three single-digit scores.
After the consecutive fifties, Shubman Gill hasn’t had an impact in fantasy sports. Although he isn’t struggling for timing, he gets out in a fashion that frustrates the cricket purists.
Gujarat vs Bangalore Match Preview
Bangalore aren’t just taking on the table-toppers but also a team that has a reputation of snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat. Gujarat have a smart top-order, mighty middle-order, and cool finishers. If anything, Faf du Plessis’ struggling men will have to punch well above their weight to put Hardik Pandya’s rising stars on the backfoot.
Time: April 30, 3:30 PM IST