Indian T20 League 2022: Bangalore vs Punjab Fantasy Cricket Match-Ups
Punjab face a do-or-die battle as they take on Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium in match 60 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. With ten points from 11 games, Punjab are eighth in the points table. They suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan in their last game, and another loss would mean curtains to their playoff dreams.
Fourth-placed Bangalore boosted their playoff hopes with back-to-back wins. The three-time runners-up, who won seven of their 12 games, beat Chennai by 13 runs and thrashed Hyderabad by 67 runs.
We look at five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Bangalore-Punjab match.
F DU PLESSIS VS S DHAWAN
Faf du Plessis led his side from the front against Hyderabad. A 50-ball 73* steered Bangalore to 192 and helped him climb to fourth in the Orange Cap chart. Shikhar Dhawan, too, is having an excellent 2022 campaign. The Indian white-ball batter has amassed 381 runs in 11 innings
Verdict: S Dhawan could pick up more fantasy points than F du Plessis.
G MAXWELL VS L LIVINGSTONE
Big-hitters Glenn Maxwell and Liam Livingstone square off at Brabourne Stadium. Maxwell has grabbed more bowling points than batting points in the last two matches. Livingstone went past 300 runs during his 22-run knock against Rajasthan. He has hit two fifties in three innings at Brabourne Stadium.
Verdict: G Maxwell holds a slight advantage over L Livingstone.
W HASARANGA VS K RABADA
A riveting Match-Up is on the cards as Wanindu Hasaranga takes on Kagiso Rabada. Both players have picked up 39 wickets between them in the ongoing season. Three wickets will help the Sri Lankan top the wicket-takers chart, while the Punjab pacer needs two scalps to reach the 20-wicket mark.
Verdict: W Hasaranga is likely to outscore K Rabada.
R PATIDAR VS B RAJAPAKSA
Rajat Patidar has made the most of his opportunities, scoring close to 150 runs at a strike rate of 135.64 in four innings. He brought up his maiden Indian T20 League fifty against Gujarat at Brabourne Stadium. Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa has delivered with the bat for Punjab in his debut season. The wicket-keeper is the third-leading runner scorer for his franchise.
Verdict: B Rajapaksa could win this Match-Up.
Did You Know? B Rajapaksa topped Punjab's fantasy points charts in the lone fixture against Bangalore this season.
S AHMED VS R CHAHAR
All-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has been impressive with the ball for Bangalore in the last few games. The 27-year-old took 2/26 against Gujarat at Brabourne Stadium and removed Ruturaj Gaikwad in the thumping win over Chennai. Punjab spinner Rahul Chahar went wicketless in the previous two outings. He has a three-wicket haul - 3/25 - at Brabourne Stadium.
Verdict: S Ahmed is likely to beat R Chahar
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