Match: Bangalore vs Punjab, (BLR vs PUN, Match #60)
Date: May 13, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
The 60th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will see Bangalore take on Punjab at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 13. It’s a do or die situation for Punjab while Bangalore also need a victory to qualify for the playoffs.
Bangalore have bagged 14 points from 12 matches with seven victories to their name and a net run-rate of -0.115. They need to win one out of the remaining two games to secure their spot in the playoffs. They’re coming off a comprehensive 67-run win over Hyderabad in their last game. Faf du Plessis top scored with 73 while Dinesh Karthik smashed 8-ball 30* to take the team total to 192/3. Wanindu Hasaranga snared 5 for 18 as they shot out Hyderabad for 125.
Punjab have played 11 matches and have won five matches. They have 10 points to their name with a net run-rate of -0.231. They need to win all the remaining games while improving net run-rate. Mayank Agarwal’s men suffered a six-wicket loss against Rajasthan in their most recent fixture. Jonny Bairstow scored 40-ball 56 and Jitesh Sharma smashed 38* off 18 to take the total to 189/5. But barring Arshdeep Singh (2/29), the rest of the bowling unit couldn’t control the runflow.
In the previous clash between these two teams earlier this season, Punjab had come out victorious by five wickets.
BLR vs PUN, Match 60, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has been a pretty good venue for batting in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. The average first innings score from 13 matches played here reads 177. In the last game, Mumbai posted 177/6 on the board and won the game by five runs.
The weather in Mumbai on Friday evening is expected to be partly cloudy with an 8% chance of rain. The temperature will be around 30°C during the evening.
BLR vs PUN Injury News and Predicted XI
Bangalore have settled onto a balanced playing XI in the last few games. Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror have been mighty impressive in the opportunities they’ve got. Bangalore are most likely to go in with the same team.
Predicted XI – Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Punjab have gone batting-heavy with three overseas batting options. They’re likely to continue with the same approach. There could be some changes in the bowling department, with Sandeep Sharma likely to lose his spot. Harpreet Brar or Ishan Porel could get an opportunity.
Predicted XI – Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
BLR vs PUN Head to Head Record
Total Encounters: 29
Bangalore Won: 13
Punjab Won: 16
Punjab lead the last five encounters 4-1 against Bangalore
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BLR vs PUN: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 60 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for BLR vs PUN, Indian T20 League 2022
Faf du Plessis: Batter, Bangalore
Faf du Plessis didn’t have the best of starts to the season but he has managed to climb his way to fourth place on batting charts. He has scored 389 runs from 12 innings at an average of 35 and strike rate of 133. The South African has registered three fifties in the competition and is coming off an unbeaten 73-run knock. Du Plessis is priced at 9.5 credits and is a good C/VC option.
Shikhar Dhawan: Batter, Punjab
Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most prolific batters in the Indian T20 League. The southpaw has done well in the ongoing season as well, scoring 381 runs in 11 matches at an average of 42 while striking at 122. The Punjab opener has scored three fifties in the tournament and can be a solid VC option. Dhawan is priced at 9.5 credits.
Kagiso Rabada: Bowler, Punjab
Kagiso Rabada has an extraordinary ability to take wickets. The Protea pacer has snared 94 wickets in just 60 matches in the Indian T20 League at a strike rate of 14.5. In the ongoing edition, Rabada has scalped 18 wickets in 10 games at a strike rate of 12.3, with best figures of 4/33. He’s priced at 9.5 credits.
Dinesh Karthik: Wicketkeeper Batter, Bangalore
Dinesh Karthik has been doing his role as a finisher for Bangalore to perfection. The 36-yr old has scored 274 runs in the Indian T20 League 2022 at an excellent average of 68.5 while striking at 200. Karthik has been very consistent throughout the season and is coming off an 8-ball 30*. He’s priced at 9 credits.
Wanindu Hasaranga: Bowler, Bangalore
Wanindu Hasaranga has played a crucial role for Bangalore in the ongoing season, turning several matches on its head. The leg-spinner has claimed 21 wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 7.85 and strike rate of 11.7. He’s coming off a sensational spell of 5/18 in the last game against Hyderabad. Hasaranga is priced at 9.5 credits.
BLR vs PUN Suggested Playing XI
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.
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