Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 28

Bangalore vs Kolkata clash will be played in Sharjah.

Match Details:

The 28th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Bangalore and Kolkata at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM 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:

Both the teams competing in this match are in great form in this tournament. Coming into this match, Bangalore defeated the team from Chennai and Kolkata too got past their counterparts from Punjab with a 2-run margin. In their previous matches too, the teams have stuck and strung together some stellar match-winning performances.

Kolkata, in the 6 matches they have played, have won 4 matches, and are placed at the third spot in the points table, thanks to their net run rate of +0.017. Bangalore, on the other hand, are placed right below Kolkata on the points table, in spite of having the same number of wins, because of their inferior net run rate. It would be interesting to see which team gets the better of whom when these equally matched powerhouses are pitted against each other in this match-up.


BAN vs KOL Match 28 Weather Report:

The usual weather conditions of the UAE, which is clear skies with no chance of rainfall will prevail in Sharjah on Monday. The temperature will be hovering around the 36 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will in its typical fashion, support the bowlers majorly in the second half of the match. The runs will flow, but chasing will be a difficult task for any team, and the same is suggested the stats listed below.

Average first innings score:

212 (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)

BAN vs KOL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa

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Kolkata:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi

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BAN vs KOL Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Nitish Rana (8.5 credits) – Nitish Rana, in this tournament, has played in 6 matches in this tournament and has scored 141 runs at a strike rate of 145.36.

Isuru Udana (8.5 credits)Isuru Udana has played in 4 matches and has taken 6 wickets.

Devdutt Padikkal (8.5 credits) – Devdutt Padikkal, in the 6 matches he has played in, has scored 211 runs while maintaining an average of 35.16.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan

Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, AB de Villiers

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs KOL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Devdutt Padikkal, Eoin Morgan, AB de Villiers, Shubman Gill (VC), Virat Kohli (C)

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Shivam Dube

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins, Yuzvendra Chahal

12th Man – Aaron Finch

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs KOL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Devdutt Padikkal, Eoin Morgan (C), AB de Villiers (VC), Nitish Rana, Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Shivam Dube

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins, Yuzvendra Chahal

12th Man – Rahul Tripathi


Expert Advice:

At this venue, the batsmen of both the teams have performed well  so far, so it would be wise to include as many as 5 batsmen in your team. For the choice of the 5th batsman, you can go either with Shubman Gill or Nitish Rana.

Today’s BAN vs KOL 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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