Rajasthan is in a must-win situation almost.
The 33rd match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Rajasthan and Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium.
This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM Local Time) (10:00 AM GMT). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
This will be the second time this season, Rajasthan and Bangalore will be pitted against each other. The last time these two teams played, the Virat Kohli-led Bangalore team got the better of Rajasthan, winning the match by a big, 8-wicket margin. Both these teams are placed far apart in the points table, showing the way their campaign has turned out so far.
Rajasthan have managed to win only 3 out of the 8 games they have played in. On the other hand, Bangalore have done well, and are having one of their best runs in the T20 League. They are placed at the third spot in the points table, with 10 points in their bag, thanks to their 5 wins in 8 matches. So, it would be interesting to see if, Rajasthan will be able to match up with the might of their counterparts from Bangalore and settle the score from their previous face-off.
RAJ vs BAN Match 33 Weather Report:
The weather in Dubai on Saturday will be clear. And with no chance of rainfall, and temperature hovering around the 31 degree Celsius mark, a full-length match is very much on the cards.
Just like every other ground in the United Arab Emirates, where the Indian T20 League is being played, scoring runs will not be a problem for the batsmen in the first innings of the match. But, in the second inning, the bowlers would not find it difficult at all to contain the flow of runs.
Average first innings score:
171 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there’s an update)
RAJ vs BAN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed
RAJ vs BAN Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Rahul Tewatia (8.5 credits) –Rahul Tewatia has been a saviour for Rajasthan in this tournament. He has 203 runs and 5 wickets to his name in the 8 matches he has played in.
Devdutt Padikkal (8.5 credits) – Devdutt Padikkal, in the 8 matches that he has played in, has scored 261 runs at a strike rate of 127.94.
Kartik Tyagi (8 credits) – Kartik Tyagi has taken 4 wickets in 4 matches that he has been a part of and has bowled tight lines, keeping a check on the flow of runs of the opponent team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain Options – AB de Villiers, Sanju Samson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RAJ vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (C), Sanju Samson
Batters – AB de Villiers (VC), Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal
12th Man – Shreyas Gopal
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RAJ vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (VC)
Batters – AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C)
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal
12th Man – Riyan Parag
While picking your fantasy team for this match, make sure to include 4 batsmen and two wicketkeepers in your squad. And, in the bowlers’ section, you can pick and choose between Kartik Tyagi and Isuru Udana, as both of them are equally capable pacers, who can fetch you a good number of points.
Today’s RAJ vs BAN Probable Winners:
Bangalore is expected to win this match.