Indian T20 League 2021: Match 16 – Bangalore vs Rajasthan – MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Riyan Parag can be the X-Factor player for this match.

Riyan Parag can be the X-Factor player for this match.

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Match Details

Match 16 – Bangalore vs Rajasthan

Date & Time – April 22, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


The 16th match of the ongoing T20 extravaganza in India will see the unbeaten and in-form Bangalore go head to head against the struggling Rajasthan side. Virat Kohli and his men are on a roll at the moment with three wins in as many matches. They played all their matches in Chennai and will feature for the first time in Mumbai now. On the other hand, Rajasthan are busy dealing with the unavailability of yet another overseas player in Liam Livingstone. They have won only one game out of three and desperately need two points from this game.

Probable Playing XIs


Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian/Rajat Patidar/Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.


Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Top Picks of the Match

Virat Kohli (Bangalore)

There shouldn’t be any doubts about this in this game. Though Maxwell and De Villiers have starred for Bangalore so far, Virat Kohli has looked sublime and is only a knock away from hitting top-notch form. He has so far scored 71 runs in three outings and can register a big score in this game.

Jos Buttler (Rajasthan)

Jos Buttler looked in the best of forms with his 49-run knock in the last game against Chennai. With Mumbai pitch only getting better to bat on, expect the England wicketkeeper to lead the Rajasthan side with the bat while opening the innings. He is the perfect top pick for this match.

X-Factor Player

Riyan Parag

Bangalore are, hands down, favourites to win this match but in terms of fantasy cricket, Riyan Parag is certainly the one who can give a lot of Fantasy points. His way of bowling with a slingy action might give him an odd wicket and Parag is a much better batsman as well. He is our X-Factor player for this match.

Fantasy Teams

Fantasy Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

AB de Villiers, Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell (VC), Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, Chetan Sakariya

Fantasy Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

AB de Villiers (C), Jos Buttler (VC), Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Chetan Sakariya

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.