The 16th match of the league will be a Bangalore vs Rajasthan encounter. Wankhede Stadium will be the host of the match. The match is supposed to start at 7:30 pm, and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Bangalore has not lost a single game till now this season. Rajasthan lost its last game to Chennai by 45 runs. Bangalore won its last game by 38 runs against Kolkata.
Bangalore has played all the games at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Today Indian T20 League match will be the first game of Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium.
We have mentioned probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, today weather report in Mumbai, and match prediction today.
So far, a total of 23 Bangalore vs Rajasthan matches have been played in the Indian T20 League. Three of which were washed due to rain.
Out of the 20 matches, both the teams have won ten matches each. Both the teams have equal stakes in the Rajasthan vs Bangalore head to head records.
Last year, Bangalore won both the Bangalore vs Rajasthan league games. Since 2014, Rajasthan has won five out of the eleven games. Bangalore has won four games out of these and two games were washed due to rain.
Bangalore has won three games while batting first and seven games while batting second. Rajasthan has won four games while batting first and six games while batting in the second innings.
The 200-run mark has been touched only once by both the teams in Rajasthan vs Bangalore games. Bangalore reached the mark first on 29 April 2015 however, the game was washed out due to rain in the second innings.
On 15 April 2018, Rajasthan crossed the 200-run mark for the first time against Bangalore. Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.
Ajinkya Rahane and D’Arcy Short came out to open the innings for Rajasthan. Washington Sundar opened the bowling for Bangalore. He gave away just one run in the over.
Both the batsman started scoring at a pace from the second over. In the first five overs, both of them made 43 runs. Rahane was dismissed on the 4th ball of the sixth over. He made 36 runs off 20 balls.
Sanju Samson came out to bat at the number three position. D’Arcy Short also couldn’t last long on the pitch and was dismissed on the 5th delivery of the seventh over. Short made 11 runs off 17 balls.
Ben Stokes then joined Sanju in the middle. Both of them started hitting the ball in the zone. Rajasthan made 76 runs in 10 overs.
Chahal then dismissed Stokes on the second ball of the 13th over. He made 27 runs off 21 balls.
By the end of the 15th over, Rajasthan had made 129 runs. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson started mayhem against the bowlers.
Samson completed his half-century in 34 balls. Jos Buttler was dismissed on the second ball of the 19th over. Umesh Yadav game away 27 runs in the last over. Rajasthan made 217 runs in 20 overs. Samson made 42 runs off the last 11 deliveries that he faced.
Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for Bangalore. Krishnappa Gowtham opened the bowling for Rajasthan.
McCullum welcomed Gowtham with a boundary towards the cover. Gowtham took his revenge two balls later. McCullum gave a catch to Stokes at the midwicket. He could only add four runs towards Bangalore’s scorecard.
Virat Kohli then joined de Kock in the middle. Bangalore made 64 runs in the first six overs.
Short bowled the 8th over of the game. He gave away ten runs from the first five deliveries. He took the important wicket of de Kock on the last delivery. de Kock made 26 runs off 19 balls.
On the first delivery of the next over, Kohli took a single and reached 50 runs. He made 50 off just 26 balls.
Bangalore made exactly 100 runs in 10 overs.
Shreyas Gopal dismissed Kohli on the second delivery of the 11th over. Kohli made 57 off 30 balls. In his next over, Gopal dismissed de Villiers for a score of 20 runs off 18 balls. This was the turning point of the game.
Bangalore managed to make 198 runs in 20 overs and lost the game by 19 runs.
AB de Villiers has made the highest amount of runs in Bangalore vs Rajasthan games. He has made 484 runs in 15 innings with an average of 44 and a strike rate of 160.8.
Virat Kohli is the next man in the line. He has made 482 runs in 21 innings with an average of 26.78 and a strike rate of 112.35.
Mandeep Singh has the highest average among players who have played five or more Bangalore vs Rajasthan games. He made 131 runs in four innings with an average of 65.5. The next man on the list is Rahul Dravid. He made 146 runs in five innings for Bangalore against Rajasthan with an average of 48.67.
Ajinkya Rahane is the only player who has hit a century in Bangalore vs Rajasthan games. On 15 April 2012, he made 103 not-out off 60 deliveries.
Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 16 wickets in 10 innings with an average of 13.06 and an economy of 6.06. He has a strike rate of 12.94 in Bangalore vs Rajasthan games.
Shreyas Gopal has taken the maximum number of wickets for Rajasthan against Bangalore. He has taken 14 wickets in 6 matches with an average of 8.64, an economy of 5.76, and a strike rate of 9.
A total of ten players have played one or more matches for both teams. If Rajasthan plays Shivam Dubey in today's Indian T20 League match, he will become the eleventh player.
The batting order of the Rajasthan team has failed twice this season. One can expect that Rajasthan will make a few changes in the squad.
The absence of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer is the main concern for Rajasthan. Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the season, and Jofra Archer is still recovering from his injury.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing 11 in today’s Bangalore vs Rajasthan game.
Rajasthan playing 11 today match might look like this:
Things are working perfectly for Bangalore, and there might be no changes in the team. Maybe Dan Christian can walk in place of Rajat Patidar in the Indian T20 League match today.
Bangalore playing 11 today might look like this:
Maxwell has made 176 runs in three matches this season. He has an average of 58.66 and a strike rate of 149.15.
Maxwell has been the find of the season for Bangalore this year. He has provided the support to the Bangalore team that was required for a long time.
Glenn Maxwell will be an important player for Bangalore in this match. Bangalore team will hope that he manages to create the magic in this match too.
AB de Villiers and the Bangalore team are synonyms for each other. He has played a vital role in Bangalore since the start of his stint in 2011.
He has made 4334 runs in 134 innings for Bangalore. He has an average of 42.49 and a strike rate of 159.86.
Chetan Sakariya is a left-arm fast bowler from Saurashtra. Rajasthan bought him for 1.2 crores from his base price of 20 lakh. Interestingly, Bangalore was the other team that was after him in the auction of this year.
Sakariya has delivered right from the first game against Punjab for Rajasthan. He has picked six wickets this season with an average of 16.66 and an economy of 8.33.
He is the leading wicket-taker for the team that consists of players like Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, and Chris Morris in the bowling lineup.
His bowling will be an important aspect for Rajasthan in this game.
Buttler was the highest scorer for Rajasthan in the game against Chennai. He made 49 off 35 balls. Till the time he was at the crease, the game was in Rajasthan’s control.
Rajasthan would want Buttler to make it till the end in this Bangalore vs Rajasthan game.
You can pick the likes of Devdutt Padikkal or Sanju Samson as the captain of your fantasy team from today match playing 11. You can go with Glenn Maxwell or AB de Villiers as the vice-captain of your team. Bangalore and Rajasthan will play the match at the Wankhede. Batsmen will have a good day at the office. Hence, we are not suggesting any bowlers as the captain or vice-captain of your team.
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The teams will play the match at the Wankhede. It will be Bangalore’s first game at the venue. Wankhede’s cricket pitch has produced some high-scoring encounters, and this match will also be the same.
Today pitch report suggests that the type of pitch on which the game will be played will decide the outcome of today T20 match.
Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature will be in the range of 27°C - 33°C. The cloud cover during the match will be 70%. The probability of precipitation is zero percent.
Tomorrow weather report also mentions the same condition in the city.
Teams batting first have not won many games during this season. Rajasthan has lost twice this season after winning the toss and electing to field. First, it lost against Punjab by 4 runs then it lost against Chennai by 45 runs.
The team that will win the toss is likely to bowl in the Bangalore vs Rajasthan game.
We have mentioned todays match prediction in this section.
Bangalore has answers to questions that have troubled it over the years. Glenn Maxwell is the answer to most of those questions. A series of good performances by the Indian bowlers have also given confidence to Virat Kohli. He picked just three overseas players in the last game.
There are some questions in front of Rajasthan which are difficult to get answers to in this season.
Our match prediction today is that Bangalore will answer all the questions that Rajasthan will ask in this match. Bangalore might be the winner of this Bangalore vs Rajasthan game.
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