For Bangalore who will be desperate for a win on Thursday night in Mumbai, they will have to make use of all that the Wankhede Stadium pitch has to offer their batsmen and bowlers.
The pitches at the Wankhede Stadium have remained conducive for batting but they also have produced some low-scoring contests of late.
With a wicket-share of 69.41%, the fast bowlers will be expected to dominate and make use of the conditions on offer on the red-soil Wankhede Stadium pitch on Wednesday night. The spin bowlers have a wicket-share of 3.59% here.
It will be partly cloudy throughout the day on Thursday in Mumbai and also during the match hours in the evening, where the temperature will remain static at 30°C while the humidity levels will keep changing between 70-80%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 1
Bangalore won: -
Gujarat won: 1
No result: -
Top 3 players from Bangalore: Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Harshal Patel
Top 3 players from Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, David Miller
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Bangalore: Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood
Top 5 players from Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
For a contest to be played between two teams who have had a contrasting run in the tournament so far, yet both stand a chance to meet once again in the playoffs of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament, it will be wise to go with an extended batting line-up. Bangalore are desperate to record a win by a big margin that would help them move back up in the top four but their negative Net Run Rate could impact their intentions. On the other hand, Gujarat are a side that does not know losing and will once again be favourites for this contest.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
The Hardik Pandya-led and Ashish Nehra-coached Gujarat are the only team to have garnered 20 points, the top spot in the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 points table and were also the first team to qualify for the playoffs. Indeed, they have had the most impressive run in the tournament so far and for the clash against the 5th-placed Bangalore, who have been hovering in and out of the top 4 slots, Gujarat are the firm favourites and should have mor players featuring in the fantasy cricket playing XI.
MORE INFORMATION: The equation for is very simple. In order for Bangalore to qualify for the play-offs of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament, they have to record a victory against table toppers Gujarat while hope that Delhi lose their contest against Mumbai, who have been struggling on all fronts even now. Gujarat were the first team to have qualified for the play-offs this year and for them, experimenting with new combinations and addressing a few concerns — nothing too big — would be the focus in the contest to be played on Thursday night at the Wankhede Stadium.
PLAYERS’ FORM: If Bangalore's journey is to end before the knockouts round of the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 tournament it will be a season replete with disappointment for their batsmen with all of their big guns being responsible for it. None among Faf du Plessis, V Kohlii, Glenn Maxwell and even Dinesh Karthik were able to get into a consistent run of contributions while their bowlers could only do what they have done so far. Bangalore and extremely talented side but they haven’t produced their best cricket yet — something that they will be required to do in the clash against Gujarat on Thursday night. On their part, Gujarat had found multiple match-winners at various stages in the tournament and that is something they would want to continue with in the remainder of the competition.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
BANGALORE: V Kohlii, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
GUJARAT: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal.
FANTASY XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (c), Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Miller, Rashid Khan, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Shami, Josh Hazlewood.