Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Average score at venue (1st inns): 158
Win percentage while batting first: 33.33%
- The batsmen can find their job of putting up big totals or even getting runs slightly tougher than other venues in the tournament so far, since the pitch has assisted fast bowlers here in the past.
- It must be noted that the venue — the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad — is hosting its first-ever contest of the Indian T20 Cricket League competition.
- With 62.5% of the wickets coming their way, the fast bowlers will be expected to dominate the proceedings in Qualifier 2 while the spinners will look to improve their numbers which are currently 37.5%.
It will be a very hot and sunny day in Ahmedabad on Friday with the temperature hitting a high of 41°C in the afternoon but the mercury will drop down to around 37°C at the start the match and the temperature will be 33°C in the ending stages of the contest. The humidity levels will rise sharply from 45% to more than 65% in the night.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 27
Rajasthan won: 11
Bangalore won: 13
No result: 3
Top 3 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Trent Boult
Top 3 players from Bangalore: Rajat Patidar, Josh Hazlewood, Dinesh Karthik
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Top 5 players from Bangalore: Rajat Patidar, Josh Hazlewood, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
Stacking up the batting order for this contest between Rajasthan in Bangalore will be the only right way of making the fantasy cricket 11 given that scoring runs will be tougher and trachea on what will be a fresh pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The fast bowlers have traditionally dominated here but the soil composition in the world's biggest cricket stadium also tends to support the spin bowlers — which means that making a fantasy cricket XI will be a tricky and challenging job for this match.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
In the knockout stage of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament, it will be unfair and difficult to judge which team is stronger and which team has more players likely to feature in fantasy cricket playing 11. While Rajasthan finished at the second spot in the points table after the end of the league stage, Bangalore fought their way into the final four and produced a commanding performance to knock out Lucknow from the race to the final. Rajasthan have plenty of firepower both in the playing 11 as well as on the bench which means that they will be putting a strong front against Bangalore who are on a roll.
MORE INFORMATION: Rajasthan will be without the services of their New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Wilson, who has exited the bio bubble to link up with his national side for their upcoming assignment. Bangalore, on the other hand, have all their players available to them and will be hoping to put up another strong performance across departments to make it to the final for the second time in history.
PLAYERS’ FORM: Rajat Patidar slammed the Lucknow bowlers all around the park to score a magnificent 112 from 54 balls — a knock that powered Bangalore further into the tournament. But rarely have batsmen unable to produce such performances in consecutive matches which means that Bangalore once again lead the others such as Faf du Plessis, V Kohlii, Glenn Maxwell and even Dinesh Karthik to fire on all cylinders. On the other hand, Rajasthan would know that they where a few runs shot in the clash against Gujarat and will have to be ready to score 200 in either innings.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
RAJASTHAN: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy, Prasidh Krishna
BANGALORE: Faf du Plessis (c), V Kohlii, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
FANTASY XI: V Kohlii, Jos Buttler (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajat Patidar, Sanju Samson (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult.