Punjab and Bangalore will clash at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday, 3rd October, and the fans of both teams are excited to know the result. While Bangalore has maintained a comfortable spot at number 3 and needs just one more victory to qualify to playoffs, Punjab is still struggling at number 5 and trying hard to win matches and make it to the final four of the points table.
This year, Bangalore has been playing well and has shown a strong performance from both batting and bowling side of the team. The players seem to be in their best form and fans are hoping the team might finally win this year. On the other hand, Punjab has been a bit unstable with its performance and hasn't been able to get matches to turn to their favor. It is going to be an exciting match between the two teams at Sharjah.
Bangalore's Glenn Maxwell, the high scoring batsman, has been doing a great job at scoring runs for his team. He has been in great form this year and has been performing well consistently in every match. Harshal Patel, the star bowler of Bangalore, is shining this year. His bowling skills and variations have been getting him wickets. He also managed to take a hat-trick, 3 wickets in a row, against Mumbai.
KL Rahul, even when the team is struggling, has tried his best to score runs for his team, as a batsman and save runs while wicket keeping. He has been the only consistent player for his team. Arshdeep Singh is another player of Punjab, who has been doing his job well. He is a skilled bowler and takes wickets for his team and is expected to do well against Bangalore.
The weather at Sharjah on match day will be partly cloudy with maximum temperature of 38°C and minimum temperature of 31°C. The humidity will be 49% and chances of precipitation will be 10%. The wind speed on match day will be 24 km/hr.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium has seen low scores this Indian T20 League season, and has proved to be a difficult pitch for the batsmen. The pitch favors the bowlers and the batsmen struggle to make runs here. The team with the better bowling side and a better strategy, will win on this ground.
Probable Playing XI For Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Playing XI For Punjab
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi