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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 67- Bangalore vs Gujarat- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 18, 2022

Table-toppers Gujarat will take on Bangalore in the 67th encounter of the Indian T20 League 2022. This is a must-win game for Bangalore, while Gujarat is in a very comfortable position as they have already qualified for the playoffs. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the match on the 19th of May. Gujarat rests at the top of the points table, with 10 wins in 13 games. On the other hand, Bangalore stands fifth with seven wins in 13 games.

Team Updates

Bangalore

The Bangalore team is in a do-or-die situation. They will have to make sure they win their final match of the league stage against Gujarat to stand a chance to qualify for the playoffs. They are coming out of a loss in their last match against Punjab. Their batting order has been inconsistent all season

Dinesh Karthik, who looked excellent, to begin with, has struggled in recent games. In order to win the next match, they will need to improve their batting performance. Despite their recent defeat, the Faf du Plessis-led team might not make any changes to their starting lineup.

Players to watch out for

Wanindu Hasaranga- The Sri Lankan leg-spinner, Wanindu Hasarang has been sensational for the team this season. He has taken 23 wickets in 13 games at an economy rate of 7.5. The wickets have become very helfpul for the spinners and Hasaranga will hold the key for Bangalore in the next game.

Dinesh Karthik- As the finisher, Dinesh Karthik has put in some outstanding efforts this season. He has scored 285 runs for the team in 13 games. He has a strike rate of 192.5 and an average of 57. Karthik can be destructive in the final over,. Batting first or chasing, his understanding of the match situation has been tremendous.

Probable Playing XI

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

Gujarat

The Hardik Pandya-led team has looked in great touch this season. They have firmly established themselves in the top two in the points table. Every player has contributed to the team’s success in their debut season. The team is coming out of a win in their last game against Chennai, which will be a boost for their next game. The team will be keen on winning the next game and march into the playoffs with great confidence.

Players to watch out for

Rashid Khan- The leg-spinner wasn’t particularly among the wickets until the game against Lucknow when he took four wickets. With a good performance behind him, Khan can be a big weapon for the Gujarat team. In 13 games this season, he has taken 16 wickets at an economy rate of 6.86.

David Miller- This season, David Miller has played the role of middle-order batter and finisher to perfection. He has scored 347 runs in 13 matches for the team. He has an average of 57.83 and a strike rate of 136 this season.

Probable Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium has been a good wicket to bat. However, the surface has slowed down considerably and the batters have struggled to get used to the pace in last few games. Once set, the batters can take advantage of the short boundaries but they need to give themselves some time in the middle initially.

Match Details

Date- 19th May 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar