Indian T20 League match today is between Hyderabad and Bangalore. The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium will host the Hyderabad vs Bangalore encounter and will start at 7:30 pm today. We have discussed the ideal playing 11 in today’s match, the best fantasy team, today pitch report, and today’s match prediction in this article.
Bangalore won the first game of the season against Mumbai.
It was Bangalore’s first win in a season opener of the Indian T20 League. Bangalore has played four-season openers till now.
Mumbai was playing its eighth season opener of the tournament. It was Mumbai’s sixth straight loss in the season opener game.
Bangalore won the toss and elected to field. In the absence of Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn opened the innings for Mumbai. Mumbai also handed the cap to the 20-year-old South African Macro Jansen.
Because of a slight mix-up with Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma got run out on the last ball of the third over. Suryakumar Yadav, along with Lynn, added 70 runs for the next wicket. Surya made 31 off 25 balls before he got out.
Lynn made 49 off 35 balls. The star of the match for Bangalore was Harshal Patel. He came in to bowl the 8th over of the innings and gave away 14 runs.
He then went bowling the 16th, 18th, and 20th over of the game. Patel changed the entire course of the game in these three overs. On the last delivery of the 16th over, he dismissed Hardik Pandya. On the 18th over, he dismissed Ishan Kishan. Hardik made 13 off 10 balls, and Kishan made 28 off 19 balls.
In his last over, he dismissed Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard on the first two deliveries. The third delivery deviated a bit from the stumps, and he missed his hat-trick. The next ball was again on the stumps, and this time the result was different. Patel took a five-wicket haul. He became the first bowler to take a fifer against Mumbai. Also, he is the third bowler from Bangalore to take a fifer. Jaydev Unadkat took the last five-wicket haul for Bangalore in 2013.
Mumbai finished with 159 runs in 20 overs. Bangalore gave away 31 runs in the last five overs.
Devdutt Paddikal was not available in this match. Washington Sundar and Virat Kohli opened the innings for Bangalore.
Rohit Sharma dropped a simple catch in the very first over of the innings. Sundar got a lifeline but could not convert the same. Krunal Pandya dismissed him in the fourth over.
The debutant, Rajat Patidar, was the next man to walk in. Boult dismissed him on the second-last delivery of the sixth over.
Glenn Maxwell then joined Virat Kohli in the middle. Both Maxwell and Kohli were looking determined to finish the game early. Kohli got out while trying shuffling across over delivery by Bumrah in the 13th over.
AB de Villiers came in to bat next. Marco Jensen stuck twice in the 15th over and removed Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed.
Daniel Christian walked in to bat in the seventh position. Bumrah removed Christian in the 17th over. Kyle Jamieson ran out on the fifth delivery of the 19th over.
AB de Villiers also got ran out on the fourth delivery of the ultimate over. Mohammed Siraj took a single on the second-last delivery to make the scores level. Harshal Patel, the man of the hour, took a single on the last delivery to take the team home. Bangalore won the game by two wickets.
Most of the things worked out for Bangalore in this encounter. It will hope for the same result again in the Hyderabad vs Bangalore match.
Both the teams have played 17 matches against each other. Of these 17, Hyderabad has won 10 games, whereas Bangalore has won 7.
While batting first, Bangalore has won 3, and Hyderabad has won 5. While batting second, Bangalore has won 4, and Hyderabad has won 5.
Bangalore has an average of 164.4 runs while batting first, and Hyderabad has made 179.1.
While batting second, Hyderabad has made runs with an average of 156.9, and Bangalore has done the same with 154 runs.
Last year, Bangalore won the first Hyderabad vs Bangalore encounter. Hyderabad won the other two games, including the Eliminator.
Both the teams have a similar record in Bangalore vs Hyderabad head to head encounters.
Last year, Hyderabad and Bangalore were placed in the third and fourth positions, respectively. Hyderabad won the toss of the Eliminator game between Hyderabad vs Bangalore and elected to bowl.
Bangalore could only make 131 runs in 20 overs. Hyderabad chased down the total in 19.4 overs. Kane Williamson made a match-saving half-century for his team.
This year, Hyderabad has all the players that played in the eliminator game. Bangalore has released three of the players from that year’s lineup, including Aaron Finch. Finch was the second-highest run-scorer for Bangalore.
David Warner is the highest run-getter in Hyderabad vs Bangalore encounters. He has made 593 runs in 12 innings.
Virat Kohli is second on this list and has made 531 runs in 16 innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 16 wickets in 14 innings in Hyderabad vs Bangalore matches, which is the most. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken the most number of scalps in Bangalore vs Hyderabad games for Hyderabad.
Jason Holder has served the mandatory quarantine period after arriving in India. He would be up for selection, but his chances of featuring in today playing 11 are very lean.
Bangalore tried Rajat Patidar in the playing 11 against Mumbai. However, he could not do much in the match. Bangalore can include Devdutt Paddikal in today match playing 11.
Paddikal made his debut last year against Hyderabad. He made 56 off 42 balls on the debut.
Bangalore won the game by ten runs. He was the highest run-getter for the team in his first season.
He was also the recipient of the Emerging Player Award last year. He will be a critical asset for Bangalore in today T20 match. The playing 11 today Indian T20 League match for Bangalore might look like this:
Maxwell came in to bat at the fourth position in the last match against Mumbai. He had a partnership of 52 runs with Kohli.
Maxwell and Kohli laid down the foundation for the chase. de Villiers then capitalized on the momentum, and Bangalore was the winner.
The Bangalore team has always depended on Kohli and de Villiers. This year, it has Maxwell, who can play alongside the two legends of the game.
The 20-year-old from Bangalore has been one of the best findings of the league for Bangalore. Bangalore bought him before the 2019 edition for his base price of 20 lakh.
Bangalore did not feature him in the side in that edition of the league. But he made his debut in 2020. In the very first match, he made a half-century.
He became the first Indian to score a half-century in the Indian T20 League on debut after ten years. He has a habit of scoring a half-century on debut. He has hit a half-century on debut in first-class, List-A, T20, and IPL.
He made 473 runs in 15 matches last year. He will be a player to watch out for, not just in this match but throughout the league.
Williamson is a silent killer for the opponents. His understanding of the game is second to none. He is someone who knows when to switch gears in all the formats of cricket.
In the 2018 season, he made 735 runs in 17 games with an average of 52.5 and a strike rate of 142.44.
He was the man of the match in the last Bangalore vs Hyderabad match. While chasing 132 runs, Hyderabad found itself on 67 runs, and with a loss of 4 wickets in the 12th over. Hyderabad still required 65 runs off 49 deliveries.
On the crease, Williamson and Holder were present. They pressed the damage control button at the right time and completed the chase.
He made 50 off 44 balls. His innings also comprised two 4s and two 6s.
He is such a player whose name always appears in the list of important players for the Hyderabad franchise.
In 62 matches of the Indian T20 League, he has taken 75 wickets. Last year, he took 20 wickets in 16 games.
One record he has not got yet in the Indian T20 League is of taking four wickets. Will he be able to achieve this feat this year?
The Hyderabad vs Bangalore encounter will be played at the Chepauk Stadium.
The fantasy team for today’s match is as follows:
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The vice-captain can be any spinner from your favorite team. The cricket pitch might support bowlers who have slower balls in their arsenal. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Yuzvendra Chahal become the option for the vice-captain position.
Chepauk Stadium will host the Hyderabad vs Bangalore game. Along with today match pitch report, the Tamil Nadu weather report, and Chennai weather report also become important to watch for.
At the Chepauk, The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has prepared eight pitches, out of which two are of red soil, and the rest six are of black soil.
Red soil breaks a lot and helps the spinners. Black soil pitch can provide a high-scoring encounter.
The match result will totally depend on the type of which the teams play the game.
Today Indian T20 League pitch report is that if red soil is used, then spinners might sweep away the game. But if black soil is used, then bowlers will have a hard time on the ground.
Today’s weather report points towards a partly cloudy atmosphere in Chennai today. The temperature will remain between 27°C – 32°C.
Today weather report mentions that there are 38% chances of rain in today’s match.
Also, weather report today suggests that humidity will remain around 79%.
Tomorrow weather report also shows that the temperature will remain the same.
Today Indian T20 League match pitch report and weather report indicates that the match will be an entertaining one.
In the first game, Bangalore won the toss and elected to field. It chased down the total put forward by Mumbai.
Going by the tradition, a team winning the toss will certainly elect to bowl. In recent times, teams do like to chase, and hence this trend will follow in the Indian T20 League this year.
If the black soil is used, then the team batting second might chase down the target comfortably. But if red soil is used, then batting in the second half would become difficult.
The result of a match depends on various conditions. The starting XI, pitch condition, weather condition, and the records will shape today cricket match prediction.
Both the teams have played a match at the Chepauk now and would have understood the conditions pretty well.
Hyderabad has better bowlers when compared to Bangalore. Hyderabad’s top-order is also comparatively superior to Bangalore.
But Bangalore has a far better middle-order than Hyderabad. This gives a slight edge to Bangalore over Hyderabad.
The match prediction today from our end is that Bangalore might overpower Hyderabad in this Hyderabad vs Bangalore encounter.
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