Two teams desperate for two points face each other at MCA Stadium in Pune in match 49 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. Bangalore have lost their last three matches and find themselves sixth in the points table. Faf du Plessis' men, who have ten points from as many games, can climb to playoff places with a victory on Wednesday. On the other hand, Chennai kept their slim playoff hopes alive after a 13-run win over Hyderabad in their last game. They remain ninth with just six points.
We look at five First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the marquee fixture.
V KOHLII VS F DU PLESSIS
V Kohlii brought delight to 11% of First Games fantasy cricket players who had picked him as their captain against Gujarat. The 33-year-old struck his first half-century this season and finished the match with 78 fantasy points. However, Faf du Plessis didn't trouble the scorers in the defeat against Gujarat. The Bangalore captain has made just 28 runs in his last three innings.
Verdict: V Kohlii is likely to beat his Bangalore teammate.
R GAIKWAD VS G MAXWELL
An under-fire Ruturaj Gaikwad played a stellar knock against Hyderabad at MCA Stadium. He missed out on a century by just one run and went past 200 runs in the 15th edition. Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who departed for a duck in his previous outing in Pune, hasn't produced a big knock since scoring 55 against Delhi a few weeks ago.
Verdict: R Gaikwad has the upper hand against G Maxwell.
Did You Know? R Gaikwad made 123 fantasy points in his last three matches against Bangalore
W HASARANGA VS J HAZLEWOOD
With 25 wickets between them, Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood have been excellent for Bangalore in the ongoing season. The Aussie pacer impressed the last time Bangalore played at MCA Stadium. He dismissed Jos Buttler in the powerplay and finished with figures of 2/19 in four overs. Meanwhile, Hasaranga has clinched four wickets at an economy rate of 6.37 in two matches in Pune.
Verdict: W Hasaranga could beat J Hazlewood in this Match-Up.
M THEEKSHANA VS M SIRAJ
Two players who couldn't pick up a wicket in their respective last matches meet in this Match-Up. Maheesh Theekshana has taken eight wickets in six outings, while Mohammed Siraj, too, has eight wickets but has played four games more than the Sri Lankan. The Chennai spinner has a far better economy rate -7.54 - than the Indian pacer, who has conceded more than nine runs per over.
Verdict: M Theekshana is likely to grab more fantasy points than M Siraj.
H PATEL VS M CHOUDHARY
Mukesh Choudhary starred in Chennai's victory against Hyderabad with his maiden four-wicket haul in T20 cricket. It also helped him take his wicket tally to double-digits in the 15th edition. Harshal Patel, on the other hand, had clinched five wickets in two matches against the defending champions last year. The medium-pacer went wicketless in his last outing.
Verdict: M Choudhary is the favorite to win this Match-Up.
What is First Games Match-Ups?
Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.
- From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups
- For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points
- The contest will be cancelled and entry fee will be refunded if the match is curtailed due to weather or extreme conditions
- The contest may also be cancelled if multiple players in Match-Ups are not in the starting line-up
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