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IND T20 League 2023: BLR vs MUM, 5th Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

BLR vs MUM, 5th Match

 

Preview

The fifth match of the Indian T20 League will be played between Bangalore and the five-time champions Mumbai. The match is scheduled for Sunday, April 02 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both teams will look forward to getting off a winning momentum and it indicates that the match will be an absolute thriller to watch. 

Mumbai will work on their mistakes made last season as they finished 10th in the points table. On the other side, Bangalore has been keeping consistent in the playoffs but have still not got its hands on the coveted title. 

The clash between the two franchises has been one of the most exciting battles of all time in the Indian T20 league so far. Although the Mumbai side has been actively dominant against the Bangalore franchise. Out of 32 encounters so far, Mumbai has won 19 giving away the other 13 to the Bangalore side.

 

Match Details

Match: BLR vs MUM, 5th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Sunday, April 02, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The ground at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is favoured by the batters; being batter-friendly, the game is predicted to be a high-scoring encounter. Nevertheless, spinners will have a fair chance in this game.  

The weather during the match time will be mostly sunny with the highest temperature of 33 degrees Celsius.

 

BLR vs MUM Squads

BLR: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli,  Avinash Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Rajan Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Piyush Chawla, Raghav Goyal, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Sandeep Warrier

 

BLR vs MUM Probable Playing XIs

BLR: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Reece Topley, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, and Jason Behrendorff

 

Match Prediction

There is no debate about either team's hitting power. On this ground, both teams' strong batsmen can drive their respective sides to a large sufficient total. Yet, the Bangalore side has the advantage in terms of bowling, whereas Mumbai is back to square one, needing to work out fresh bowling combinations in the absence of their prime pacer, Jasprit Bumrah.  Bangalore will also benefit from their home-ground advantage and will begin as favourites to win this match.

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Virat Kohli (6,624) is the highest run-scorer in the history of the Indian T20 League. The Indian run machine is just a half-century away from being crowned as the second batsman to register fifty scores of 50 or more in league history.

Harshal Patel will always be the personal favourite for the Bangalore franchise for the bar he has set in the past few seasons. The 32-year-old picked 19 wickets in 15 matches at the Indian T20 League 2022 and will be eager to make the 16th edition of the league a remarkable one as well.

Mohammed Siraj (49) is just a wicket away from pinnacling 50 wickets in the league for his franchise. In this regard, he can surpass Zaheer Khan for the position.

Rohit Sharma has smashed 90 sixes in the death overs (16-20) in IPL.

Ishan Kishan was Mumbai’s highest-run getter the previous season with 418 runs under his belt.

Jofra Archer has returned to play cricket after a long time staying out due to injury. He has 46 wickets in 35 matches at an economy rate of 7.13.

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

Suryakumar Yadav returns to his favourite format after a long rough patch in his illustrious ODI career. He will be keen to get his old form back as he did in previous seasons. He is a wise option for the contender of the Indian T20 League Orange Cup. 

 

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