The 19th match of the league will be a Chennai vs Bangalore encounter. Wankhede Stadium will be the host of the match. The match is supposed to start at 3:30 pm, and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Bangalore played its last game against Rajasthan at the Wankhede. Chennai’s last game was against Kolkata which it won by 18 runs.
Chennai made 220 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis made 95 runs off 60 balls and was the highest scorer in the game.
In reply, Kolkata lost its five wickets for 31 runs. Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik jointly handled Kolkata’s innings. They had a partnership of 81 runs in 36 balls before Russell was dismissed.
Karthik made 40 off 24 balls and was the next man to be dismissed. Pat Cummins made 66 off 34 deliveries and tried his best to win the game for Kolkata. But he failed to get his team across the line.
Kolkata was dismissed for 202 runs in 19.1 overs and lost the game by 18 runs.
Indian T20 League match today will be the second game of Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium.
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Both the teams have played 26 games in the Indian T20 League and one match in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010, which was won by Chennai.
Chennai has complete domination over Bangalore in Bangalore vs Chennai head to head history. Chennai has won 16 games, and Bangalore has won just nine. One of the league games in 2012 was abandoned because of rain.
Since 2014, both teams have played a total of 11 games. Chennai has won eight games, and Bangalore has won just three.
Last year, both Chennai and Bangalore had won one game each in the league stage of the league. Bangalore managed to qualify for the play-offs, whereas Chennai failed to do so for the first time in the league's history.
Chennai has won seven games while batting first, and it has an average of 162.6 in the first innings of a game. It has won ten games while batting second and has maintained an average of 146.
Bangalore has won five games while batting first, and it has an average of 151.9 in the first innings of a game. It has won four games while batting second and has maintained an average of 137.6.
Chennai made its highest total against Bangalore in the year 2012. On 12 April 2102, Chennai made 208 runs for the loss of five wickets while chasing a target of 206 runs made by Bangalore. Faf du Plessis made 71 runs off 46 balls and was the highest scorer for Chennai.
Bangalore made 205 runs for the loss of eight wickets, which is its highest score against Chennai. Chris Gayle made 68 runs off 35 balls for Bangalore.
Before this, the highest total made by Chennai against Bangalore was 205 runs for the loss of five wickets. Chennai made this score in the finals of the 2011 season. Bangalore could only make 147 runs in 20 overs and lost the game by 58 runs.
On 26 April 2018, Bangalore again made 205 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai again made 207 runs for the loss of five wickets.
Ambati Rayudu made 82 off 53 balls, and MS Dhoni made 70 off 34 deliveries for Chennai.
Virat Kohli has made 901 runs in 26 games with an average of 40.95 and a strike rate of 127.08. He has the highest average among players who have made over 300 runs in Chennai vs Bangalore games. He has also played the most number of Chennai vs Bangalore games.
MS Dhoni is second on this list. He has made 735 runs in 24 innings with an average of 40.83 and a strike rate of 146.41. He has the second-highest strike rate among players who have made more than 100 runs in Chennai vs Bangalore games. AB de Villiers has a strike rate of 150.79, the highest among players who have made more than 300 runs.
No player has been able to make a hundred in Chennai vs Bangalore games. Murali Vijay has the highest score against his name. In the finals of the 2011 season, Vijay made 95 off 52 balls. He was the reason behind Chennai’s win. He along with Michael Hussey had a partnership of 159 runs for the first wicket. It is the eighth-highest partnership for the first wicket as of now.
Albie Morkel has picked 16 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 22.06, a strike rate of 16.88, and an economy of 7.84.
Dwayne Bravo is the highest wicket-taker among current players for Chennai. He has taken 13 wickets in 14 games with an average of 25.23, an economy of 7.84, and a strike rate of 19.31.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the current highest wicket-taker for Bangalore. He has taken 12 wickets in 11 games with an average of 24.67, an economy of 6.88, and a strike rate of 21.5. He is the only player who has bowled two maiden overs in Chennai vs Bangalore games.
Ashish Nehra bowled with an average of 6.92 while playing for Chennai against Bangalore. It is the lowest among all the bowlers.
Andrew Flintoff played just a game against Bangalore while playing for Chennai. He bowled three overs in that game and gave away 11 runs, thus achieved an economy of 3.67. It is the lowest among all the bowlers.
Ashish Nehra picked 13 wickets in four games. His strike rate of 7.38 is the lowest among all the bowlers. He is also among the only four players who have taken four wickets in an inning. On 22 April 2015, Nehra took four wickets in four overs and gave away ten runs. It is the best bowling figure in Chennai vs Bangalore games.
He picked the wickets of Manvinder Bisla, Rilee Rossouw, Virat Kohli, and Harshal Patel.
Both Chennai and Bangalore have had a good season so far and are not likely to make any changes to their squad.
Chennai included Lungi Ngidi in the playing 11 last games in place of Dwayne Bravo. Ngidi picked three wickets in the match and is likely to secure his place in the team.
Chennai playing 11 today match might look like this:
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Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in Chennai vs Bangalore encounters. He will like to find his form against his favorite team.
Hence, he is one important player in this game.
AB de Villiers has made 383 runs in 18 games with a strike rate of 150.79 against Chennai. He is in a top-notch form and is likely to make a comeback to South Africa’s squad during the T20 World Cup.
He will try to continue his form in this game too.
Faf du Plessis made 95 off 60 balls in the game against Kolkata. His innings helped Chennai to cross the 200 runs mark in the match.
He announced his arrival in the league with that knock and hence becomes one of the key players for Chennai in this game.
Deepak Chahar has taken two-four wickets to haul this year. His bowling has helped Chennai to win the games against Kolkata and Punjab.
His opening spell will be an important weapon for Chennai in today's Indian T20 League match.
You can pick the likes of Faf du Plessis or Virat Kohli as the captain of your fantasy team today match playing 11. Both of them have a great record against the opposition.
Glenn Maxwell or Sam Curran can be picked as the vice-captain of your fantasy cricket team.
Today pitch report suggests that the Wankhede cricket pitch is going to produce a high-scoring encounter.
The pitch has produced a lot of high-scoring games and the same is expected from this game too.
Both the teams have players who like to play against each other. Virat Kohli is just 99 runs behind the milestone of 1,000 runs against Chennai.
Kohli has not been able to produce anything spectacular in this season. He is likely to score a good amount of runs in this match.
Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature will be in the range of 29°C – 33°C and very warm and humid conditions will be there. The cloud cover during the match will be 31%. There is some probability of precipitation during the game.
Tomorrow weather report also mentions the same condition in the city.
Both Chennai and Bangalore have managed to defend their total in the last few games. Toss will be an important factor in this game. The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.
We have mentioned todays match prediction in this section.
Both the teams are going through a silver patch this season. Chennai is miles ahead of Bangalore in head-to-head records.
Bangalore has found answers to most of its issues. Chennai also has no issues as such this season.
Our match prediction is that Chennai might be the winner of Chennai vs Bangalore game.
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