Bangalore will be facing Punjab in the 60th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The venue for the contest will be the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Faf du Plessis’ side will be looking to settle the score as Bangalore lost a thriller against Punjab in their previous meeting in the tournament.
Bangalore: Bangalore is coming into the match on the back of a convincing victory against Hyderabad in their last match. They seemed perfect in all the departments of the game. Bangalore will hope that their winning momentum continues and they consolidate their claim to the top four.
Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C)(O), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell (O), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mahipal Lomror, Shabaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga (O), Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood (O).
Dinesh Karthik: Dinesh Karthik has been in great form in the tournament. After a few off-color performances in a few matches, Karthik regained his form and scored 30 runs off 8 balls in the last match. He will be an important cog for Bangalore in the match.
Wanindu Hasaranga: He has been the prime wicket-taking option for Bangalore in this yearâ€™s ITL. With a fifer in the last match conceding 18 runs off 4 overs, Hasaranga is looking in prime form.
Punjab: Mayank Agarwalâ€™s side has been the most inconsistent team in the Indian T20 League 2022. They have not been able to continue their winning momentum in any of their matches. Punjab is coming into the match after losing their last outing against Rajasthan.
Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow (O), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (O), Mayank Agarwal (C), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Liam Livingstone (O), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada (O), Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.
Jonny Bairstow: After an average start to the season, Bairstow found his touch back in the last match against Rajasthan. He scored 56 runs off 40 balls in the match and the team will hope his form continues.
Arshdeep Singh: The young Indian pacer has gone unnoticed in presence of all the dramatic performances in the season. But he has been one of the bests in the death-overs so far.
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium favored the batters throughout. The batters will look to make full use of the conditions and score big.
Venue: Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai
Tine: 7:30 PM
Date: 13th May 2022
Broadcasting Details: Star Sports Network for television, Disney+ Hotstar for online streaming.
Head -to- Head: Punjab has dominated Bangalore historically. They have won 16 matches out of 29 matches against Bangalore, while Bangalore has won 13 matches.