Bengaluru vs Rajasthan (BEN vs RAJ), Match 16 Details
Match: Bengaluru vs Rajasthan, Match 16
Date: 22nd April 2021
Time: 07: 30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match Officials: Umpires: Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND), Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Virender Sharma (IND), Referee: Shakti Singh (IND)
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Match 16 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Bengaluru and Rajasthan (BEN vs RAJ). The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Bengaluru have played 3 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, while Rajasthan have also played 3 matches in the series and they are currently ranked seventh on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 33 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where AB de Villiers was the Man of the Match and Bengaluru beat Rajasthan by 7 wickets. Chris Morris scored the highest fantasy points for Bengaluru with 122 match fantasy points while Steven Smith topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Rajasthan with 77 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Bengaluru against Kolkata, Bengaluru beat Kolkata by 38 runs. The top fantasy player for BEN was AB de Villiers who scored 117 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Chennai, Chennai beat Rajasthan by 45 runs. The top fantasy player for RAJ was Chetan Sakariya who scored 83 fantasy points.
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The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 15 matches is 168 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 53% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
Pacers have been very successful at this Venue. They have earned 70% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
Head to Head
In the 23 matches played between these 2 teams, Bengaluru have won 10 matches and Rajasthan have won 10 matches. Bengaluru Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while All-Rounders have earned the most fantasy points for Rajasthan.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs RAJ: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has given 117 and 84 fantasy points in 2 out of his 3 matches this season which is very great.
AB de Villiers has scored 75, 1, 43, 29, 64 & 133* in his last 6 T20 matches at the Wankhede and thus it is a happy hunting ground for him and can give you guaranteed returns in this match as well based on his exploits in the 6 matches mentioned above.
Also, against Rajasthan he has had great success in recent times as in his last 10 matches against them he has scored 391 runs (at a strike rate of 158) which includes 5 fifties and thus has given an average of 50+ fantasy points in these matches and this is only with the bat.
Now that he is wicketkeeping, there is always a chance of him giving extra points apart from runs in the form of catches and stumpings.
He has the highest Fantasy Gully rating among all players for this fixture which is 9.1 and thus can be a great captain/vice-captain pick.
Jos Buttler has scored 76, 14 & 40 fantasy points in his 3 matches so far this season and has been part of the Dream team on 2 occasions.
With scores of 24, 22, 59, 23 & 33 against Bengaluru in the last 5 matches, Buttler has given decent returns against them in recent times.
Now that he is opening the batting for Rajasthan, he can give great returns as he averages better as an opener in the Indian T20 league than batting at other positions and he can occupy the crease for a longer time.
He has Fantasy Gully rating of 8.1 and has given 40 fantasy points in his last 10 matches which depicts that he is in decent nick of form.
Padikkal has not yet performed brilliantly this season but given this match is against Rajasthan, he might be a very good pick.
Last season, in his 2 matches against Rajasthan he had scored 35 & 63 runs respectively and thus gave amazing fantasy returns in those 2 matches.
Another interesting insight on his batting is that whenever he bats in the 1st innings, his average is 32 and that drops to 26 when he bats in the 2nd innings in the Indian T20 league and thus if Bengaluru bats first, he can be a very good pick.
He has given 46 fantasy points on an average in his last 10 T20 matches, and this depicts that he is in very good touch.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs RAJ: Bowlers
With 83, 4 and 91 fantasy points so far in 3 matches, Chetan Sakariya has been very good with the ball and was part of the Dream team in 2 out of the 3 matches.
Overall, in his small T20 career of 19 matches, he has taken 34 wickets and has been wicketless in only 2 matches which proves that with him fantasy points are guaranteed in every match.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.6 which is the 3rd highest among all players for this fixture and is in sensational form as in his last 10 T20 matches he has given an average of 67 fantasy points.
There are many big budget players in this fixture (Kohli, ABD, Maxwell, Morris, Buttler) and picking a bowler like Chetan would then give advantage as he comes for a very cheap price/credits.
With bowling figures of 2/17, 2/25 & 5/27 Harshal Patel has been a surprise package this season and has given 68, 64 & 175 points respectively in these matches with being part of the Dream team on all these occasions.
Moreover, he does have a good record against Rajasthan having played 4 times against them and taking 1/29, 2/15, 2/23 & 2/32 in these matches and thus has guaranteed fantasy points in every match.
Now that they are shifting the base to Mumbai, Harshal can be much more effective as Mumbai pitch does favor fast bowlers more than spinners. However, even if that does not happen, he can bring his variations (slower ones and off cutters) at which he is very good at and thus can be dually effective.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.2 which is the 2nd highest among all bowlers for this fixture.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs RAJ: All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell has consistently given points so far in the 3 matches as his fantasy points read 105, 92 & 56 which is phenomenal.
With 176 runs in 3 matches, Maxwell has already proved his worth with the bat. In the last match he also bowled 2 overs, and this goes to show that Virat might give him more overs in the coming matches and thus points with the ball from Maxwell are also getable.
Maxwell at Mumbai has scored 147 runs (strike rate of 181) with the bat in 6 T20 matches, which might seem low but in those matches he had come way down the batting order. However, given that now he is coming ahead of ABD at number 4, he can score more runs and can also get massive boundary bonus as his strike rate at Mumbai is 181.
Among all players for this fixture, he has the 2nd highest Fantasy Gully rating with 8.9
With 5 wickets and 38 runs scored in 3 matches, Morris has given fantastic fantasy points returns as he has scored 60, 83 & 62 fantasy points and thus has been part of the Dream on all these 3 occasions.
Also, he has done well against Bengaluru in recent matches as in his last 4 matches against them he has taken 6 wickets and scored 31 handy runs which accounts to an estimated average of 45+ fantasy points which is quite good.
So far, he has not been wicketless in any of the matches this season, but even if that happens, his bat can do the talking and thus can give extra 15 to 20 points with the bat and thus he can be an all-rounder who can give guaranteed fantasy points in most of the matches.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.4 and has scored an average of 48 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which shows the form he is in.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs RAJ: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Bengaluru are AB de Villiers with 117 match fantasy points. Glenn Maxwell with 105 match fantasy points and Kyle Jamieson with 99 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Rajasthan are Chetan Sakariya with 83 match fantasy points. Jos Buttler with 76 match fantasy points and Chris Morris with 60 match fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs RAJ: Captain and Vice-Captain
AB de Villiers has an average of 56.9 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, an X-Factor of 72 and a fantasy rating of 9.07.
Glenn Maxwell has an average of 59.5 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, an X-Factor of 81 and a fantasy rating of 8.93.
Chetan Sakariya has an average of 67.1 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, an X-Factor of 67 and a fantasy rating of 8.56.
Chris Morris has an X-Factor of 57, a fantasy rating of 8.39 and an average of 48.1 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Harshal Patel has an average of 55.4 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.21 and an X-Factor of 69.
BEN vs RAJ, Indian T20 League, 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion
Wicket-Keepers: A. De Villiers and J. Buttler
Batters: V. Kohli, D. Padikkal, D. Miller and R. Parag
All-Rounders: G. Maxwell and C. Morris
Bowlers: H. Patel, K. Jamieson and C. Sakariya
Captain: A. De Villiers
Vice-Captain: G. Maxwell