Punjab Kings look to derail rampant RCB
RCB will win the match
|Chennai Super Kings||6||5||1||0||0||10||1.475|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||6||5||1||0||0||10||0.089|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||0||4||-0.494|
IPL is going through an air of uncertainty with rising COVID situations in the country and the government and BCCI have given full support to IPL amid the pandemic as it brings a little joy to fans. RCB are having their best season this season and are definitely looking a team to beat this year. They have found the right balance in their playing XI with both batting and bowling units performing well. Punjab Kings are going through a turmoil as they are struggling to find their rhythm and balance. They need to arrest their slide before they get knocked out of the tournament.
Punjab kings are struggling to find their balance in their playing XI so far. Kl Rahul (240 runs)and Mayank Agarwal (163 runs) have made the most of runs for their team while Deepak Hooda has come up with some quick fire cameos. Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran are struggling big time and Dawid Malan might get a place in the playing XI in this match.
Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh have been excellent with the ball so far and Chris Jordan provided excellent contribution with bat and ball in the last game. Ravi Bishnoi was economical with figures of 4-0-19-0 in the match. Fabian Allen or Jhye Richardson might replace Moises Henriques to strengthen their bowling.
Top players to bet on:
KL Rahul – KL Rahul has 240 runs with 3 fifties in the six matches so far. He will look to continue his superb form at the top of the order and help his team post a big score in this match too. Lack of stability in the middle order is not giving freedom to express himself at the top.
Chris Jordan – Jordan is one of the quality death bowlers who can use his variations and slow balls to great effect. He can also score some vital runs down the order like the last game to help his team get extra 15-20 runs.
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Chris Gayle/Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Riley Meredith, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Shahrukh Khan, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Hooda
Glenn Maxwell (25 runs) and Rajat patidar (31 runs) played good cameos after their early fall of openers in the last game before Ab De Villiers went berserk in the final overs to score 75 runs off just 42 balls. RCB have a very well established top-5 with Patidar showing his capability in the last game.
Purple cap holder Harshal Patel made a superb comeback with 2/37 after his horrendous last over against CSK. Mohammed Siraj and Kyle Jamieson bowled the tough overs and never allowed any easy runs to the opposition with Siraj defending 14 runs in the last over against the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. Spinners Yuzi Chahal and Washington Sundar alongside Daniel Sams bowled their quota of overs economically with combined figures of 8-0-53-0.
Top players to bet on:
AB De Villiers – ABD is the only player with 200+ runs to score at a strike rate of 170+ this season. He has been their finisher this season and will look to dominate the bowlers in the final overs in this match too.
Harshal Patel – Harshal patel has 17 wickets in just 6 matches this season and has been bowling superbly in the death overs. He has produced wickets to his team regularly in all situations.
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
|A de Villiers||75||42||3||5||178.57|
Mohammed Siraj, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikal, Daniel Sams, YS Chahal, Harshal Patel, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Virat Kohli, Kyle Jamieson
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||31||0 mm.||3.38 k/h||From: WNW||20%|
|03h||31||0 mm.||5.14 k/h||From: NNW||15%|
|06h||36||0 mm.||2.27 k/h||From: NW||10%|
|09h||42||0 mm.||2.66 k/h||From: WSW||2%|
|12h||37||0 mm.||6.17 k/h||From: SSE||19%|
|15h||36||0 mm.||3.89 k/h||From: NE||88%|
|18h||33||0 mm.||2.7 k/h||From: SSW||94%|
|21h||31||0 mm.||3.91 k/h||From: W||100%|
Ahmedabad will have a placid weather with average temperature in the range of early 30 degrees. Sandstorm negated the dew factor in the RCB`s game last night and might make an appearance in this match too.
Ahmedabad pitch has a good balance between the bat and ball with seamers getting swing early and spinners might enjoy the slow nature with the older ball. We expect the scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.
Chasing is the best option in the T20 matches unless the pitch is very slow and sluggish. DC almost chased down 170 runs despite no dew and any dew will further help the chasing team at this venue.
RCB`s batting looks solid and their lack of fire power in lower order will be sorted with the addition of Daniel Sams. Punjab kings need to work on their middle order which is putting pressure on their openers. RCB`s bowling has been exceptional with pacers standing up for their captain and spin bowlers have played second fiddle to them. PBKS bowling has been very inconsistent and they will hope to give some continuity to the bowlers in their playing XI in this game. We expect RCB to win this match and top the table.
RCB will win the match