Indian T20 League 2021: Match 16 BLR vs RAJ – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 16 BLR vs RAJ – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Can Bangalore start their Mumbai leg with a win?

Match Details

The 16th game of the Indian T20 League between Bangalore and Rajasthan will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 22nd April 2021.

The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app and website.

Preview 

Bangalore and Rajasthan will face each other at the Wankhede Stadium on April 22. The two teams have had contrasting fortunes so far in the competition. Bangalore have played three matches so far, winning all of them. They have beaten Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata in the first three matches of this tournament. 

Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan side, on the other hand, have won only one match so far in this tournament. They lost their last match at this venue against Chennai. They will be lacking confidence, having lost some of their key players to injury. 

Virat Kohli’s team will be the favourites to win this match and with their batting being strong, they will surely be ready to reap the rewards. There will be a different challenge for their bowling unit in this match, and they could make some changes to their team. 

Probable Playing XIs for BLR vs RAJ

Bangalore:

Predicted XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar/Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed/Navdeep Saini, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan:

Predicted XI: 

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

Captaincy picks for BLR vs RAJ

Glenn Maxwell (Bangalore)

The Australian all-rounder has found a good home at the Bangalore franchise. He is coming into this match with two fifties on his back. In the previous match, he scored 78 runs against Kolkata. On a batting-friendly wicket in Mumbai, he would enjoy his batting even more. He also bowled a few overs in the previous match, which makes him a good prospect. 

Jos Buttler (Rajasthan)

Jos Buttler made a substantial 49 run knock in the previous match but yet failed to get his side over the line. He must be gutted having lost his wicket after batting so well. His promotion to open the batting could be a great decision for him. Buttler is likely to enjoy batting on this surface, as he did in the previous match. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Glenn Maxwell (C), Sanju Samson

3-Player Team

Virat Kohli (C), Harshal Patel, Jos Buttler

4-Player Team

AB de Villiers (C), Kyle Jamieson, Chris Morris, Riyan Parag

11-Player Team

Sanju Samson, AB de Villiers, Jos Buttler (C), David Miller, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell (vc), Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj

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