Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League, Match 15

Match Details:

The 15th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Bangalore and Rajasthan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. We have got the best Bangalore vs Rajasthan team prediction for today’s match.

Bangalore vs Rajasthan Match 15 is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). 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.

Preview

Bangalore and Rajasthan are all set to play the first afternoon game of the season on Saturday. Both the teams had a similar start to their campaign with two wins in the first three games. Bangalore got off the mark with a win despite making some blunders in the playing XI against Hyderabad. Later, they had a wake up call against Punjab and did a lot of things right with their XI against Mumbai. However, with a good batting form and a good bowling on paper, they badly need to improve their death bowling and fielding to increase their chances in Abu Dhabi to take the two points.

On the other hand, Rajasthan played outside Sharjah for the first time where they experienced a whole lot of difference in terms of conditions. While chasing 175 in Dubai, they couldn’t play according to conditions and ended up losing by 37 runs. Their batting depends a lot on the top three. Hence, it is good for them to have a way more balanced batting order to tackle this well balanced Bangalore side. However, they won all the last three matches against them and would like to extend their winning streak to get back on track in Abu Dhabi.

Today’s Probable Playing 11:

Bangalore Probable Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn.

Rajasthan Probable Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (WK), Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot.

Bench:

Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper AB De Villiers (C), Sanju Samson (VC), Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Steven Smith

All-Rounders – Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar

Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  AB De Villiers (C), Jos Buttler

Batsmen   Steven Smith (VC), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal

All-Rounders –  Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer, Navdeep Saini


Injury & Availability News

Chris Morris is recovering from a side strain and his availability in the match on Saturday is still uncertain.

Bangalore vs Rajasthan Weather Report

The weather forecast in Abu Dhabi continues to  show zero chances of rain during the course of the match. It is a day game and the temperature will be around 34 Degree Celsius which will challenge the players to perform in those tough conditions.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Abu Dhabi again showed equal assistance to batting and bowling. It is covered by a layer of grass which will help the pacers to get initial seam movement. However, spinners will play a key role on the basis of the dimension of the ground during the middle overs. Anything above 160 is hard to chase in the second innings.

Average first innings score:

170 (Considering last five matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 2, Lost 3 – , Tie – 0 (Considering last five 2020 matches at this venue)

MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team

AB De Villiers – Bangalore – AB De Villiers has the most runs for Bangalore this season, 134 at a SR of 186. He has an average of 81 at a SR close to 240 in the death overs this season. However he also has a good SR of 145.5 against Rajasthan in the last couple of seasons. He will be crucial against Jofra Archer as he strikes the ball at 233 against him.

Sanju Samson – Rajasthan – Sanju Samson has scored 167 runs in three games so far even at an SR of 201.20. He has been scoring at an average of 60 against Bangalore since 2018 at a SR of 203.4. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: AB De Villiers, Jos Buttler, Yuzvendra Chahal

Vice-Captain Options: Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Devdutt Padikkal

Today’s Bangalore vs Rajasthan Probable Winners

Bangalore is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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