We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
Going by recent history, a high-scoring game is on the cards at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The average first and second innings scores for the past five matches at the venue read 170 and 163 respectively.
Time: 27 May, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playings XIs for Rajasthan & Bangalore
Probable XI for Rajasthan: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler*, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer*, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult*, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy*
Probable XI for Bangalore: Faf du Plessis* (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell*, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga*, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood*, Mohammed Siraj
Power Player for Rajasthan vs Bangalore Match
After a string of low scores, Jos Buttler rose to the occasion with a knock of 89 in the qualifier against Gujarat. He also slammed 70 off 47 balls against Bangalore earlier in the competition.
Smart Picks for Rajasthan vs Bangalore Match
This season, Rajat Patidar’s courageous batting at No.3 has been a big plus for Bangalore. In six innings, he has added 275 runs, including 112* in the eliminator against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
Ravichandran Ashwin not only went wicketless in his last match but also proved to be expensive. That said, when the two teams last met, he finished with figures of 4 for 17. In the same game, he was also promoted to bat at No.3.
Rajasthan will know the importance of dismissing Virat Kohli early. In his last five T20 innings at Ahmedabad, he has scores of 0, 73*, 77*, 1, and 80*.
In his previous encounter with Bangalore, Riyan Parag walked away with the Player of the Match award for scoring a quickfire 56 and taking 4 catches.
Harshal Patel’s disciplined bowling once again proved to be beneficial for Bangalore against LSG. Besides maintaining an economy of 7.57, he also has 19 wickets to his credit.
Sanju Samson has blown hot and cold like he often does, but he has the ability to set the stage on fire if he negotiates the initial overs without committing any harakiri. His 421 runs have come at an average of 30 and strike rate of 150.
Glenn Maxwell couldn’t create any impact in the match against LSG. That said, going by his all-round talent and ability to manufacture fantasy points, he will remain a hot pick.
The finishing touches will continue to rest on the shoulders of Dinesh Karthik. Despite a whopping strike rate of 187.28, he has managed to add 324 runs, including the highest score of 66*.
Spin To Win
Yuzvendra Chahal and Wanindu Hasaranga are not only the leading wicket-takers this season with 51 scalps between them, but the leg-spinners have also generated a bunch of fantasy points by dismissing batters in quick succession. It will be interesting to see who has the last laugh.
Rajasthan vs Bangalore Match Preview
This will be Rajasthan’s second and final chance to make the finals after losing to Gujarat in the first qualifier. On the other hand, Bangalore will enter this contest high on confidence after outplaying the Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator.
That said, it’s tough to predict a winner for this game as both teams are even-steven, having locked horns twice this season.