Bengaluru Blasters are favorites to win
Match 20 of the 2022 Maharaja T20 Trophy sees Bengaluru Blasters and Shivamogga Strikers go head to head on Wednesday evening at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The Blasters finished the Mysore period of the group stage at the top of the tabel. The Strikers are bottom with one win and five defeats. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway in Bengaluru at 19:00 local time.
Bengaluru Blasters lost to Mysore Warriors on Saturday but got back to winning ways immediately on Monday. They are top of the table and have been the most impressive side in the tournament so far.
Shivamogga Strikers had become the laughing stock of the 2022 Maharaja T20 Trophy until they shocked the cricketing world with the win over Mysore Warriors. After that win, they will believe they can beat the rest.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on the Star Network.
Maharaja Trophy 2022 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on FanCode.
With a genuine threat of rain from halfway through the game. The captains may well choose to bat first so that there are no interruptions or momentum stops when batting.
The surface in Bengaluru has been known to be two paced in previous games and could well offer some more assistance to the pace bowlers as the game progresses in humid conditions. It will spin from ball one.
Partly cloudy conditions will give way to scattered thunderstorms later in the evening in Bengaluru although they may come too late to halt this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bengaluru Blasters vs Shivamogga Strikers, Maharaja Trophy T20
The Blasters were able to name an unchanged side for their top of the table clash against Mangalore United and their consistency of selection paid dividends with the 66 run victory. No players have reported back with injuries after Match 17 and we expect the same XI to take the field in Bengaluru.
The Blasters have won three games from their last four and are excellent value at the top of the league.
LR Chethan, Mayank Agarwal (c), KV Aneesh, Shivkumar Rakshith (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Aniruddha Joshi, Kranthi Kumar, Rishi Bopanna, LR Kumar, T Pradeep, Ronit More
After chopping and changing their side, and reshuffling their batting order, across their first five games in Mysore, the Strikers kept faith with the XI from the previous match ahead of their win over the Warriors. Considering they have now found a winning formula, we do not expect any changes to the team on a pitch which will behave similarly.
Managlore United had lost five successive games before they beat top of the table challengers Mysore Warriors on Sunday.
Rohan Kadam, Vinay Sagar, Stalin Hoover, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, BR Sharath (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (c), D Avinash, Desomnd Anthony, KC Cariappa, Utham Aiyappa, MB Darshan
Bengaluru Blasters won the reverse fixture by nine wickets on Friday 11th August. Mayank Agarwal took the Player Of The Match award after hitting 102 not out from 49 balls.
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Before this weekend, there would have been very little paragraph space or attention given to the chances of Shivamogga Strikers competing in this match. However, this tournament is producing some surprising results, none more so than the win for the Strikers over Mysore Warriors in Match 15 on Sunday. Bengaluru Blasters have a very strong batting line-up with Mayank Agarwal proving himself to be the most accomplished batter during the Mysore leg of the competition. We are predicting another win for Bengaluru Blasters.
Bengaluru Blasters are favorites to beat Shivamogga Strikers