IND T20 League 2024, RAJ vs BLR, Match 19: Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

RAJ vs BLR, 19th Match



The 19th match of the Indian T20 League 2024 will be played between Rajasthan and Bangalore at the Sawai Mann Singh Stadium in Jaipur. The game is scheduled for Saturday, April 6. This duel pledges a riveting rivalry between the two based on the contrasting growth pattern both teams have outlined in the first part of the season.

The Sanju Samson’s side is riding high on confidence and has appeared as the frontrunners with three wins in as many matches. Their perfect start has earned them second place in the points table and set high expectations for Rajasthan fans. 

On the other hand, Faf and Co. find themselves in a confusing state with inconsistent playing patterns and have managed just a single win in four games. Head-to-head record fairs BLR in 15 victories out of 27 games against RAJ. However, the one-time champions have won two of the five recent encounters against the Red Devils which makes it a close contest between the two.

Dynamic opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has accumulated 437 runs from just 10 games having an average of 48.56 and a strike rate of 179.09. He is once again the key player for RAJ and is expected to anchor the innings with his unmatchable batting prowess. RAJ skipper Sanju Samson has a record of 344 runs against BLR and is expected to prove his excellence in the role. Riyan Parag has so far scored 181 runs in 3 matches with a strike rate of 160.18 and his consistency has balanced the play in the middle order. 

Their bowling side has got the pace duo of Trent Boult and Nandre Burger who has 5 wickets each in 3 matches. They are expected to dismantle BLR’s batting order in the early phase of the innings. Yuzvendra Chahal is expected to lead the charge as he has shattered 6 scalps in 3 games at an average of 9.17.

On the other hand, Bangalore will look toward their seasoned batter Virat Kohli to run the scoreboard against Rajasthan. The Indian ‘Run Machine’ has scored the most runs (618) against RAJ and is currently the Orange Cap holder this season, collecting 203 runs in just 4 games with an exceptional strike rate of 67.67. Dinesh Karthik is back with a bang in the T20 circuit. The keeper batter has smashed 90 runs coming down the order, playing a perfect role as the finisher. He is the second-highest run-getter after Virat Kolhi, indicating their top-order flaws. Bangalore needs more contributions from Du Plessis, Maxwell, and Green in order to put some more pressure on the opponents. 

Their bowling side also has been performing below par this season as this can be well understood by the stats that Maxwell, who is known for his exploding batting coming down the order, is now the top wicket-taker for the side with 4 wickets in as many matches. Their struggles with inconsistent performances in both departments need to be solved as early as possible to stay as a valid contender in the world's biggest franchise cricket event. 


Match Details

Match: RAJ vs BLR, 19th Match, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur


Pitch and Weather Report

The surface here begins to slow down as the match progresses. The spinners will get a good grip and turn here. The batsmen need to focus on the ball for a few overs before they can freely swing the bat. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium isn’t the most comfortable venue to bat on, but any score over 180 is difficult to chase here. 

The weather is predicted to remain a bit warm with a temperature around 34 degrees Celsius. 


RAJ vs BLR Squads

RAJ: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shubham Dubey, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Riyan Parag, Rovman Powell, Kunal Singh Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Donovan Ferreira, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldeep Sen, Abid Mushtaq, Tanush Kotian

BLR: Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mayank Dagar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Will Jacks, Cameron Green, Tom Curran, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Saurav Chauhan, Anuj Rawat, Faf du Plessis (c)


RAJ vs BLR Probable Playing XIs

RAJ: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal

BLR: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Mayank Dagar, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal 


Match Prediction

Rajasthan are undoubtedly the favourites to win this game. They have won three out of three matches this season while Bangalore is struggling and have won one in four of their fixtures.


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