Bangalore vs Hyderabad: Who will nudge ahead in this battle of equals?

IPL Fantasy Stats Bangalore vs Hyderabad

Introduction 

In the battle between the two teams from the south, it is Hyderabad who has the edge over Bangalore. It has been a fierce battle between these two teams. On one side, there is Virat Kohli while on the other, there is David Warner. These are two of the top-most international players going head to head and it has led to some of the memorable games in the Indian domestic T20 league. Overall, it is Warner’s Hyderabad that has come out on top more often than not. 

Hyderabad has been dominant at their home venue and has also been good away from home. Bangalore’s struggles away from home against Hyderabad reflect in the head-to-head record. Overall, the Bangalore-Hyderabad southern derby has been played 18 times in the history of the Indian T20 league.

Bangalore vs Hyderabad – Head to Head Record in the Indian T20 league

MatchesBangaloreHyderabadTie / NR
187101 / 1

In the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 league, Bangalore and Hyderabad squared off three times, including the Eliminator with Hyderabad coming out on top twice. Both Bangalore and Hyderabad played their first game of the season against each other and it was a superb comeback by Virat Kohli’s Bangalore, who won by 10 runs while defending 163. In the second game, Hyderabad romped home by five wickets and 35 balls to spare as they chased down 121 with ease. In the Eliminator, Bangalore posted just 131 and the game went down to the wire as Hyderabad huffed and puffed to the target with two balls to spare.

Top 3 Performers Comparison and Stats

Bangalore has been one of the perennial under-achievers in this Indian T20 league. They just haven’t been able to find any sort of momentum and have always been criticized for their inability to deliver. Meanwhile, Hyderabad who made their debut only in 2013 has been very consistent. They have made it to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons and won the title in 2016 as well.

Despite the stark contrast in performances between these two sides, there have been some consistent performers and hence, we look at the best performers from both teams (only active players considered), so you can easily make MPL fantasy teams when the edition begins next month. 

Batsmen (Bangalore):

BatsmenRuns v Hyderabad
Virat Kohli531
AB de Villiers520
Glenn Maxwell190

Bowlers (Bangalore)

BowlersWickets v Hyderabad
Yuzvendra Chahal16
Adam Zampa7
Mohammad Siraj6

Batsmen (Hyderabad)

BatsmenRuns v Bangalore
David Warner700
Kane Williamson320
Manish Pandey297

Bowlers (Hyderabad)

BowlersWickets v Bangalore
Sandeep Sharma23
Bhuvneshwar Kumar14
Rashid Khan8

Bangalore vs Hyderabad, Indian T20 League Schedule 2021

Bangalore and Hyderabad have often played their games in crunch situations of the tournament. The Virat Kohli-led side has often faltered against Hyderabad more often than not in the big games. Bangalore will be looking to turn that around this time around.

In the 2021 season, these two sides will square off in Chennai and Kolkata, as no team will be playing at their respective home venues this season.

Here, we take a look at the full schedule between Bangalore and Hyderabad in the Indian T20 league 2021.

DateMatchesVenueTime (IST)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021Hyderabad vs BangaloreMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai7:30 PM
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Bangalore vs HyderabadEden Gardens, Kolkata7:30 PM

Statistics and Facts of Bangalore vs Hyderabad

It’s been a fierce contest between these two sides. Hence, there are a lot of interesting stats, records, and facts that have come up in this rivalry. Here, we take a look at some of them:

  • Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have a fantastic record against Hyderabad. Both the premier Bangalore batters have amassed in excess of 500 runs against them and have scored nine half-centuries combined.
  • David Warner’s record against Bangalore is top-notch as well. The left-handed opener has smashed 700 runs against them, including one hundred and seven fifties. Out of those 593 runs (including all eight 50+ scores) have come while playing for Hyderabad.
  • Sandeep Sharma has the joint-most wickets against Bangalore in the entire competition – 23 – with seven of them coming while playing for Hyderabad. He has dismissed Virat Kohli seven times in this Indian T20 league.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is the second-highest wicket-taker against Hyderabad in the history of this Indian T20 league. The leg-spinner has picked up 16 wickets at an economy rate of 7.63. He even won the man-of-the-match award in the first game of the 2020 season against Hyderabad.

Bangalore vs Hyderabad: Overall Head to Head Stats in the Indian T20 League

Bangalore and Hyderabad have played 18 games against each other and it is Hyderabad who has won 10 games. Bangalore have ended up winning seven while one game was abandoned due to rain. There have been some real crunch games between these two sides.

Bangalore and Hyderabad even squared off in the final in 2016 with the latter running away with the title. In 2020, the two teams met again in the Eliminator, and once again it was Hyderabad who won the big game. There has never been a season where Hyderabad has not beaten Bangalore.

Thus, here we look at the year-by-year record between Bangalore and Hyderabad which will give a solid idea of how David Warner and his men have overtaken the three-time finalists.

YearMatchesBangaloreHyderabadTie / NR
20203120 / 0
20192110 / 0
20182110 / 0
20172010 / 1
20163120 / 0
20152110 / 0
20142110 / 0
20132111 / 0

Note: The first-ever game that was played between Bangalore and Hyderabad was a tie and Hyderabad won the Super Over. Hence, that has been added in Hyderabad’s win and also as a tie.

How will Bangalore vs Hyderabad Stats Help You on MPL?

Knowing the records, statistics, and the records ahead of a game helps you in picking the players that you want in your MPL fantasy team. As you need to pick a minimum of four players from a particular team, you will be well aware of the best choices, especially in one-sided contests like we see between Bangalore and Hyderabad. 

So, download the MPL Pro app now, get accustomed to the fantasy contests and get a chance to win exciting prizes. 

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