Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Preview: The Virat Kohli-led Bangalore will take on Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan in the 43rd match of the Indian T20 League. Both the teams will go for a win as they look to keep their hopes for playoffs alive. A win for Rajasthan would help them move up in the points table while Bangalore will eye to consolidate their position. The pitch in Dubai has offered equal opportunities to the batters and bowlers and the weather is likely to remain the same at the venue.
Probable Playing XI
Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Paddikal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmad, Dan Christian/Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
Rajasthan: Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag/Anuj Rawat, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat/Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Analysis: The last time these two teams met during the first phase of the league, it was a run-fest for Bangalore as they chased down a target of 178 with 21 balls to spare and won the game by ten wickets. Devdutt Paddikal with his century was the hero for Bangalore. Virat Kohli had scored a quickfire fifty, while Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj had chipped in with 3 wickets each. However, it was back then in Mumbai while this one is in Dubai.
The current scenario is that Bangalore are coming to this game with good momentum and lots of confidence. Meanwhile, Rajasthan were thumped by a team in their last game that is languishing at the bottom of the table. The Samson-led side's performance has been kind of shaky in UAE leg with clinching a thriller against Punjab and then losing to Delhi and Hyderabad. Sanju Samson and Mutafizur have performed well for Rajasthan, so can be good fantasy picks.
Dafabet Prediction of the Game:
Head to head: Rajasthan and Bangalore have played 24 games against each other in which Bangalore have a slight edge with 11 wins while Rajasthan have managed 10 wins. Three games have been ended in no result. However, if we look at the previous five games, Bangalore lead 3-1.
UAE factor: In UAE, the two teams have played three games against each other and Bangalore here lead as well with two wins. Also, in the previous edition, Bangalore won both the games played in UAE.
Thus, considering the stats and current form, Bangalore have the upper hand over Rajasthan.
Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Srikar Bharat
Batter: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Paddikal, Evin Lewis, AB de Villiers, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mutafizur Rahman
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