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Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli in spotlight as Rajasthan take on Bangalore in crunch game

Both players have had contrasting season with the bat so far.

Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli
Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli (Image Credit : BCCI/IPL)

Rajasthan and Bangalore will face each other in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022 on April 26 in Pune. During the game, the spotlight will be on Rajasthan’s Jos Buttler and Bangalore’s Virat Kohli. Both players have had contrasting form with the bat so far. Buttler is the highest run-getter with 491 runs in seven games while Kohli has only mustered 119 runs in eight games.

The wicketkeeper-batter from England has hit three hundreds including two back-to-back hundreds in the last two games. He is close to equaling the record of four centuries in a season, made by the former India and Bangalore skipper Kohli in 2016. In the game against against the Men In Red and Black, Buttler would be looking to equal the record and make a new record of scoring three back-to-back hundreds.

On the other hand, Kohli has bagged two consecutive golden ducks coming into the game. His team would be hoping for him to get back to form n the next game. Kohli fans are eagerly waiting for their star player to get back to scoring run.

Talking about the last game between the two teams, Buttler scored 70 not out. On the other hand, Kohli was run-out by his former teammate Yuzvendra Chahal. Kohli’s poor form clubbed with inconsistent performances from other players have got Bangalore in tricky positions in many games. However, the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed have bailed them out of trouble. On the other hand, Buttler’s run with the bat has left other Rajasthan batter mostly untested in the tournament so far. It will be interesting to see both Kohli and Buttler bat in the next game.

Both teams have had a similar season so far, winning five games each. However, Bangalore have lost an extra game. With points table packed, both teams will be looking to fetch a win and strengthen their position in the points table.

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