Today, Bangalore and Kolkata will play the eliminator in the Indian T20 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Bangalore won nine matches in the group stage and finished in the third position in the points table. Chennai also won nine matches and had the same number of points as Bangalore. However, Chennai had a better net run rate, which allowed the yellow men to play the first qualifier against Delhi.
Kolkata won seven out of the 14 games played during the league stage and had 14 points across its name in the points table. Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, also had the same number of points. However, a better net run rate allowed Kolkata to enter the playoffs. Kolkata had the highest net run rate among all the eight teams.
The winner of this game will play the second qualifier against Delhi on Wednesday. Delhi lost the first qualifier to Chennai after a superb display of batting by the Chennai team. Chennai won the toss and was elected to field.
Delhi lost a couple of wickets inside the powerplay overs and by the end of the 11th over had scored over 80 runs. The duo of Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer proved enough for Chennai's bowlers. They both added 83 runs off 8.2 overs and took the total to 172 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs.
Pant made 51 not-out off 35 balls, and Hetmyer made 37 runs off 24 balls. Prithvi Shaw, the opener, added 60 runs off 34 balls and scored the maximum runs at the start of the innings.
Anrich Nortje dismissed Faf du Plessis in the first over, and Delhi had got a massive start. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa turned the table with a partnership of 110 runs in 12.5 overs.
Chennai promoted Shardul Thakur to the fourth position after Uthappa was dismissed for 63 runs off 44 balls. However, Thakur could not move the scorecard and was out for a duck. Ambati Rayudu made only one run before getting run out, and Chennai was pushed to backfoot.
However, a vintage MS Dhoni ensured to book a ticket to the final for Chennai. He made 18 runs off just six balls, including 13 runs off the last over off Tom Curran. Chennai won the game by four wickets.
In this article, we have included today T20 match fantasy cricket team, playing 11 today Indian T20 League match, today pitch report, today's weather report, and match prediction today.
Bangalore and Kolkata have played a total of 29 games against each other in the Indian T20 League. Bangalore has won 13 games, and Kolkata has won 16 games. This season, both the teams have won one game each in the Kolkata vs Bangalore head-to-head encounters.
Bangalore Playing 11
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy
You can pick Glenn Maxwell or Rahul Tripathi as the captain of today's Indian T20 League match. You can pick Shubman Gill or AB de Villiers as the vice-captain of the Indian T20 League match today.
Live Pitch Report Today Match
The Bangalore vs Kolkata eliminator game will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The ground is known to remain slow and support spinners. The batters have pretty much nothing to work on.
Both Kolkata and Bangalore have played two matches on this ground. Kolkata has won both these games, while Bangalore has won only a single game. Both the teams played their league game on this very ground. Kolkata defeated Rajasthan in a pretty one-sided affair. Bangalore won the match against Delhi courtesy of a last-ball six by Srikar Bharat.
The match will start at 7:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game will remain over 27°C. The atmosphere will remain clear. But, the humidity will be very high, and players might struggle.
Our prediction is Bangalore might win this game. It was our Bangalore vs Kolkata match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is your go-to fantasy cricket app to earn real cash. Follow our social media handles to remain updated.