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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 43- Gujarat vs Bangalore- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

April 29, 2022

The 43rd match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will see Hardik Pandya's Gujarat take on Faf du Plessis' Bangalore. The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai will host the match on the 30th of April. The Gujarat team has won seven of its eight games in the competition. They are presently in first place in the points table. Bangalore, on the other hand, is at fifth place in the points table. They have played nine games and have won five of them.

Team Updates

Gujarat

The Gujarat team has been the most consistent team this season. All of their players have stepped up to the occasion and helped their team win games. In the last match, after losing a few wickets, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan played the perfect role of the finishers. The two added 59 runs for the sixth wicket partnership to help the team win the match by five wickets against Hyderabad.

This was not the first time Gujarat won the match from a difficult situation. David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan have taken the team to a win from tough situations in many of Gujarat wins which shows the fighting character of the team. Gujarat's bowling is also one of the best with Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Lockie Ferguson at disposal.

Players to watch out for

Hardik Pandya- The team skipper is the highest run-scorer for the men in blue this season. He has played the game with the right intent and aggression this season. He has scored 305 at an average of 61 in eight matches. He has also bowled a few handy overs and done well.

Mohammad Shami- Mohammad Shami has been excellent with the ball this season. He has taken 13 wickets in at an economy of 7.53 runs in eight games. He will be eyeing to deliver another decent show.

Probable Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Bangalore

Despite having a decent batting lineup, Bangalore has seen batting collapses in consecutive matches. In the first game, they were limited to 68 runs against Hyderabad. They were then all out for 115 in the next match against Rajasthan, chasing 144. The likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Faf du Plessis will have to come good to revive their tournament.

In the next match against Gujarat, the men in red can make one change to the team. Suyash Prabhudesai could make way for Mahipal Lomror in the team.

Players to watch out for

Wanindu Hasranga- Wanindu Hasaranga is the highest wicket-taker for Bangalore this season. He has taken 13 wickets in nine matches so far. He has been fairly economical too. Hasaranga has an economy of 8.16 this season.

Dinesh Karthik- Dinesh Karthik has been outstanding with the bat this season, playing the role of finisher to perfection. He has scored 216 runs in the nine matches at a strike rate of 198. Karthik has bailed Bangalore out of trouble in many games and is a key player in the lower order for the team.

Probable Playing XI

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Pitch Report

The track at the Brabourne Stadium has been sporting this season. The batters and quick bowlers have enjoyed this track thus far. However, the spinners might come into play in the coming matches. The team winning the will be looking to bat first as it's a day game and there are no concerns of dew.

Match Details

Date- 30th April 2022

Time- 3:30p.m (IST)

Venue- Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar