Indian T20 League 2021: Match 30 – Kolkata vs Bangalore: MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Maxwell and Kohli are good captaincy options for this match.

Maxwell and Kohli are good captaincy options for this match.

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Match Details

Match 30 – Kolkata vs Bangalore

Date & Time – May 3, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad


The second leg of matches have started in the ongoing Indian T20 League. Kolkata will face Bangalore in match 30 of the season and the Eoin Morgan-led side will look to make amends soon and look to make their place in the top four. Bangalore, on the other hand, are at the third place with five wins from seven matches and had also won the previous fixture between the two teams by 38 runs. Expect this game to be a cracker as both sides are desperate for a win after losing their respective previous encounters.

Probable Playing XIs


Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi


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

Top Picks of the Match

Rahul Tripathi (Kolkata)

Rahul Tripathi has been batting at three and is the only batsman who has looked to up the ante in the top order. Tripathi just needs to be a bit consistent and he can be a superb Fantasy pick. Tripathi has scored 187 runs in seven matches so far at a strike-rate of 135.50 and can clearly earn a lot of Fantasy points on his day.

Virat Kohli (Bangalore)

Virat Kohli hasn’t looked at his best at all. He played a few crunching strokes in the last game but lost his touch soon. But his big knock is not far away having scored 198 runs in seven matches thus far at a strike-rate of 121.47.

X-Factor Player

Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams has played only a couple of matches so far. But he has already kept the batsmen quiet conceding only 39 runs in the six overs he has bowled. Sams has so far picked only one wicket but more could be in store. He can also tonk the ball if needed.

Fantasy Teams

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

AB de Villiers, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripthi, Virat Kohli (VC), Glenn Maxwell (C), Andre Russell, Daniel Sams, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson.

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

Dinesh Karthik, AB de Villiers (C), Nitish Rana (VC), Eoin Morgan, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Sunil Narine, Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson.

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