Two teams with the best batting lineups will collide in the penultimate Qualifiers 2 match of the Indian T20 League. Rajasthan lost the first match of the playoffs and now has a second chance to stay in the tournament. On the other hand, Bangalore won a crucial match against Lucknow to qualify for the Qualifiers 2 match.
Read on to find match predictions, MyTeam11 fantasy team tips & team previews.
The team of Rajasthan has been brilliant throughout the tournament and has turned many heads. The first qualifier match was between Rajasthan and Gujarat where the men in pink lost the match. Even though Jos Buttler scored over 80 runs in the match, the team couldn’t defend a total of 188 runs. There was some help from the captain Sanju Samson who batted fearlessly in the middle. After Samson got out, the rest of the batting lineup crumbled under the bowling attack of Gujarat.
The Rajasthan bowlers went for big runs and in the end it was the might of David Miller and Hardik Pandya who defeated the former title winner.
Bangalore defied all odds and won the Qualifiers match against Lucknow. Even though Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis didn’t put decent runs on the board in the starting of the match, it was the memorable performance of Rajat Patidar who smashed a stunning maiden century. Patidar scored 112 runs and hit some gigantic sixes with some sweet timing. In the end, it was the partnership between Rajat Patidar and Dinesh Karthik that became the difference between Lucknow and Bangalore.
Now Bangalore has to face another match against Rajasthan to play in the finals of Indian T20 League.
Pitch Report & Conditions
This match will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium pitch. The pitch is known to offer good assistance to the batting team. In the past, the team batting first managed to put on high scores for the opposing team. The stadium has a quick outfield that means it will be difficult for the fielders as well.
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Top Picks for Rajasthan vs Bangalore MyTeam11 Match:
Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket taker in the Rajasthan team so far. With 26 wickets to his name, Chahal has really changed the fate for Rajasthan.
Jos Buttler has hit 3 centuries so far in the Indian T20 League 2022. The English batter is in tremendous form and it is most likely that he will perform in his next match. So far, he has hit over 700 runs in the tournament
Sanju Samson is the captain of the Rajasthan team. Plus, his timing of the ball has been incredible throughout the season.
Bangalore's Faf du Plessis is a right-handed hitter. Faf has been brilliant for the most part of the tournament. The Bangalore captain recently lost his rhythm with the bat but contributed with his outstanding fielding.
Glenn Maxwell is a Bangalore-based right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. Maxwell is known to hit big sixes at the time when his team needs him the most. Surely, he should be in your top picks.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Rajasthan vs Bangalore MyTeam11 Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, Jos Buttler (C), Sanju Samson