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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 43 – Gujarat vs Bangalore: Preview, Match Details, Pitch Conditions and Updates

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The 43rd match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will have Bangalore take on Gujarat on Saturday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Gujarat are flying high in their debut season. They are currently sitting at the top of the table, having managed to secure 7 wins out of 8. They have won four consecutive matches and would be looking to make it five in a row.

On the other hand, Bangalore find themselves at number five on the table with 5 wins in 9 matches. Bangalore are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive losses and would be looking to bounce back strongly.

Team News:

Gujarat:

Different players have stood up for the side in different games and that has helped them sit at number one position on the table. David Miller starred with the bat against Chennai, while Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia helped the team reach home in the last game. It has been a collective effort from the team and Gujarat would be looking to continue that winning momentum.

Players to watch out for:

  1. Rashid Khan

There is no denying that Rashid Khan is a world-class bowler. He is bowling superbly this season as well. However, the Afghanistan cricketer has played some vital knocks with the bat as well in the ongoing season. He is steadily becoming a fine all-rounder in the shortest format of the game.

  1. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya couldn’t score a big knock in the last game but has been in stellar form with the bat. He is batting responsibility and playing the role of a sheet anchor in the team. Pandya is currently the third-highest run-getter this season, having managed to score 305 runs in 7 matches at an average of 61.00.

  1. Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha played a gem of an innings in the last game against Hyderabad. He set the tone for the run-chase, scoring a valuable knock of 68 runs in 38 balls, a knock which was studded with 11 fours and 1 six. He would be brimming with confidence and will be a player to watch out for.

Probable Playing XI:

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Bangalore:

Bangalore’s recent form doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. The batting unit has failed to hit the straps. Against Hyderabad, they were bowled out for just 68 runs. In the next game, Faf du Plessis and Co. were bowled out for just 115 runs in pursuit of a 144-run total. Batting has been a a major concern for them right now. The likes of Virat Kohli, Maxwell and Faf du Plessis need to take some responsibility and play big knocks with the bat.

Players to watch out for:

  1. Faf du Plessis

The skipper got a decent start in the last game and was on course to play a big knock. But, unfortunately, he was caught behind after scoring 23 runs in 21 balls. The South African skipper is expected to play a big knock on Friday.

  1. Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has gotten out cheaply in the last two games. However, prior to that, he was firing on all cylinders. The Bangalore’s wicket-keeper batter should score big runs in the next game if the team need to avoid their third consecutive defeat.

  1. Josh Hazlewood:

With the ball, Josh Hazlewood is their biggest bet. He has been picking wickets consistently and is doing a great job for the team both in the power play as well as in the death overs. Hazlewood has 10 wickets to his name in 5 matches this season at an average of 13.60.

Probable Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Match Details:

Indian T20 League 2022 Gujarat vs Bangalore, Match 43

Date: Friday, April 30, 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

The 42nd match between Gujarat and Bangalore is scheduled to be played at Brabourne Stadium in Pune. The dimensions of the ground are pretty small and, thus you can expect a high-scoring contest on Friday. Both teams should be look to bowl first upon winning the toss.

 

 

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