KOL vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2020, Match 39

KOL vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2020, Match 39

Bangalore is expected to win this match.

Match Details:

The 39th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Kolkata and Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Preview:

With the tournament progressing towards the playoffs and the league stages coming to a wrap, there are several changes expected in the points table and, each match at this point holds more importance than ever. And, who better to understand this fact than the two teams playing in this match, Kolkata and Bangalore, both of whom are still in the race of making it to the top 4 at the end of the league stage.

Coming into this match, Kolkata are placed at the 4th spot in the points table, thanks to their 5 wins in the 9 matches. And, their opponents in this match are placed right above them at the third position, with 6 wins in 9 matches, fetching them a total of 12 points. So, it would be safe to say that both these teams are equally matched at this moment.


KOL vs BAN Match 39 Weather Report:

The weather in Dubai on Wednesday will be clear and the chances of rainfall are zero. The temperature will be hovering around the 28 to 30 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Report:

What started off as pitches in the UAE that supported the teams batting first, making it the first choice for the captains winning the toss, are getting slower match by match. These pitches have become more of chasing friendly now and will be expected to be more helpful for the batsmen batting in the second innings of the match.

Average first innings score:

152 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tie – 1 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

KOL vs BAN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna

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Bangalore:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube

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KOL vs BAN Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Devdutt Padikkal (8.5 credits) – Devdutt Padikkal in the 9 matches that he has played in, has scored 296 runs, at an average of 32.88 and a strike rate of 122.82.

Shubman Gill (8.5 credits) – Shubman Gill has also featured in 9 matches for his team and has 311 runs to his name while maintaining an excellent average of 38.87.

Isuru Udana (8.5 credits) – Isuru Udana has 7 wickets to his name in 7 matches in this season of the T20 League while playing for his team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan

Vice-Captain Options – Chris Morris, Shubman Gill

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KOL vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – AB de Villiers

Batters – Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill (VC), Virat Kohli (C)

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Chris Morris

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins, Yuzvedra Chahal

12th Man – Dinesh Karthik

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KOL vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Eoin Morgan (C), Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Chris Morris (VC)

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins, Yuzvedra Chahal

12th Man – Nitish Rana


Expert Advice:

Given the form that the batsmen of these teams are in, you can not go wrong by picking as many as 5 batsmen in your fantasy team. The pitch at the ground will favour them too, so it is inevitable that these players provide decent returns on the investments you make on them.

Today’s KOL vs BAN Probable Winners:

Bangalore is expected to win this match.

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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.