Date: 8th October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Bangalore face Delhi in the last match of the league stage on Friday. One thing that might be hurting Bangalore that even a fair win cannot take them to the top of the table. Meanwhile, Delhi would be happy with the fact that even a loss in the game cannot take their top two finish in the points table. However, it doesn't mean that the game between the sides is going to be a dead rubber as both of them would look to register a victory and enter the playoffs with some added confidence.
Glenn Maxwell is in great form. He has registered scores of 56, 50*, 57, 40 in the past 4 games for Bangalore. Considering his red-hot form, he must be picked as captain in one's fantasy team. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has also been decent in the recent past and a promising innings from him is round the corner. He is also a good choice for the captain spot. AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal are the other star players that could be picked in the batting department. In the bowling front, Harshal Patel is having a spectacular season and is currently at 29 wickets (most by any Indian bowler in single edition of the league). He alongside star Delhi pacer Avesh Khan can fulfil the bowling demands in one fantasy squad.
Probable Playing XI
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ripal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
Head to Head: Both the sides have played 25 games in the Indian T20 League so far and Bangalore have dominated the face-off by winning 15 of them, while Delhi have won the rest 10. Interestingly, in the past five games between the sides, Delhi have won four, two of which took place in UAE.
Performance in the ongoing UAE leg: The second phase of Indian T20 League 2021 has been decent for Bangalore with 3 wins and 3 losses, while Delhi have won 4 of their 5 games played in the period.
Considering the factors, Delhi seem to be the stronger side and have more chances of winning.
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant
Batters: Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Ripal Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
All-rounders: Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal
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