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BLR vs GUJ, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 67, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Bangalore vs Gujarat (BLR vs GUJ, Match #67)

Date: May 19, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Bangalore and Gujarat will play their respective last group stage game against each other on May 19 at the Wankhede Stadium. For Bangalore to make the playoffs, they will need to win this game and also hope that Delhi lose their last league game against Mumbai. If Delhi win their last league game, Bangalore will be eliminated.

Gujarat, on the other hand, have already qualified for the playoffs after winning 10 out of 13 matches. They are right at the top of the points table and that will not change even if they lose this match. But they will want to enter the playoffs on the back of a win and with confidence.

When Gujarat and Bangalore met in the reverse fixture earlier this season, the Hardik Pandya-led side won by six wickets. After restricting Bangalore to a first innings total of 170 runs, Gujarat chased down the target in 19.3 overs. Rahul Tewatia was the showstopper for his unbeaten 43 off 25 balls. Pradeep Sangwan was the best bowler – he conceded only 19 runs in four overs while picking up two wickets.

Ahead of Indian T20 league match 67, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.

BLR vs GUJ, Match 67, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede is very good for batting and it also helps the fast bowlers. The smaller boundary here makes it easier to go for the big shots. The average first innings score here in T20s is 190, while the teams batting second have a win percentage of 52.4.

The temperature in Mumbai at the time of the match will be around 29 degrees. No rain has been forecast and we are likely in for an uninterrupted game of cricket.

BLR vs GUJ Injury News and Predicted XI

Bangalore Team news – Despite losing their previous game, Bangalore are likely to stick to the same playing XI. They will be hoping that Josh Hazlewood returns to form after registering figures of 4-0-64-0 against Punjab

Predicted XI – Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Gujarat Team news – Yash Dayal has picked up nine wickets from six games his economy rate of 9.38 has been expensive. The Gujarat management might consider replacing Dayal with Pradeep Sangwan. Also, they might bring back Lockie Ferguson for Alzarri Joseph.

Predicted XI – Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson/Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan/Yash Dayal

BLR vs GUJ Head to head record

Bangalore and Gujarat have played just one game, which the latter won by six wickets.

Total games – 1

Bangalore -0

Gujarat – 1

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BLR vs GUJ: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 67 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for BLR vs GUJ

Glenn Maxwell – all-rounder, Bangalore

Glenn Maxwell has got good starts in most of his recent outings but has not been able to construct a big knock. With this game being a must-win for Bangalore, expect the big-hitting batsman to deliver a big innings. So far this season, Maxwell has scored 228 runs, picked five wickets and also taken four catches.

Hardik Pandya – All-rounder, Gujarat

Another all-rounder you must pick in your MPL team is Hardik Pandya, even though his runs have dried up in the second half of the tournament. Pandya, who began the season on a terrific note, has scores of 10, 3, 1, 24, 11 and 7 in his last six outings and will be looking to find his form back ahead of the playoffs.

Mohammad Shami – Bowler, Gujarat

Mohammad Shami has been one of Gujarat’s best bowlers this season, especially at the Wankhede stadium, where he has taken eight wickets in three games at a strike rate of nine. Shami is the highest wicket-taker for Gujarat this season and overall the seventh highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets in 13 games at an economy of under eight runs per over.

Dinesh Karthik – Wicketkeeper batsman, Bangalore

Bangalore have registered a few important wins this season on the back of Dinesh Karthik’s finishing knocks. He has scored 285 runs in 13 games at a wonderful strike rate of 192.56. Karthik’s last five knocks at the Wankhede are 30*(8), 66*(34), 44*(23), 25(24) and 40(24).

Wanindu Hasaranga – All-rounder, Bangalore

There are quite a few quality all-rounders you can pick for this game. Along with Maxwell and Pandya, trust Hasaranga too to help you score points in your fantasy team.  He is the second leading wicket-taker this season with 23 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 7.48, just one wicket short of Yuzvendra Chahal’s 24 wickets. When Hasaranga played at the Wankhede the last time, he registered figures of 4-1-18-5.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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