Bengaluru vs Chennai (BEN vs CHE), Match 19 Details
Match: Bengaluru vs Chennai, Match 19
Date: 25th April 2021
Time: 03: 30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match Officials: Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Navdeep Singh (IND), Referee: Shakti Singh (IND)
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Match 19 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Bengaluru and Chennai (BEN vs CHE). The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Bengaluru have played 4 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, while Chennai have also played 4 matches in the series and they are currently ranked first on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 44 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where Ruturaj Gaikwad was the Man of the Match and Chennai beat Bengaluru by 8 wickets. Virat Kohli scored the highest fantasy points for Bengaluru with 65 match fantasy points while Ruturaj Gaikwad topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Chennai with 103 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Bengaluru against Rajasthan, Bengaluru beat Rajasthan by 10 wickets. The top fantasy player for BEN was Devdutt Padikkal who scored 150 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Kolkata, Chennai beat Kolkata by 18 runs. The top fantasy player for CHE was Faf du Plessis who scored 136 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 18 matches is 165 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 44% 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 27 matches played between these 2 teams, Bengaluru have won 9 matches and Chennai have won 17 matches. Bengaluru Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while All-Rounders have earned the most fantasy points for Chennai.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs CHE: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis after scoring a duck in the 1st match, came back hard and scored a total of 164 runs in the next 3 matches and thus gave 136, 55 and 65 fantasy points in these matches.
A flat wicket like Wankhede is perfect for a player like Faf du Plessis as he does start striking hard from the 1st over itself and thus Wankhede gives much more batting assist to him.
Almost one-third of his runs this season (106/164) have come in boundaries (fours and sixes) and thus there is always a chance of getting boundary bonus as well.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 9 and is in sensational form as he has given 53 fantasy points per match in his last 10 T20 matches.
With 143 runs in 4 matches, Kohli has given good returns this season as he has scored 100, 18, 53 and 57 and thus was part of the Dream on 3 of the occasions.
Wankhede has always been a happy hunting ground for Virat as in his 10 matches here in the Indian T20 league, he has scored 439 runs (includes 4 fifties and 2 thirties) at a strike rate of 148 and thus has given an average of 55+ fantasy points per match at this venue.
Also, last season in his 2 matches against Rajasthan, Kohli had scored 50 and 90* respectively and thus will be looking to repeat the same in this fixture.
With a century in the last match, Padikkal finally got his form back which was missing in the first 2 matches. He was the highest point getter in the last match with a total of 150 fantasy points.
Almost 80% of his runs in his knock of 101* against Rajasthan were scored in boundaries only and thus he does give you massive boundary bonus as well if he scores big.
Padikkal played against Chennai last season in 2 matches in which he scored 22 & 33 runs respectively and thus gave decent returns.
He has given an average of 54 fantasy points per match in his last 10 T20 matches which shows that he is in great form.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs CHE: Bowlers
Lungi Ngidi made his first appearance of this season against Kolkata and returned with the figures of 3/28 and thus gave 101 fantasy points in the match.
In the Indian T20 league, he has played 12 matches and has never been wicketless in a match which is a phenomenal thing and thus guarantees fantasy points in every match. He has taken a total of 23 wickets in his 12 matches and thus has averaged 50+ points per match in the Indian T20 league.
He is in great form as in the recently concluded CSA T20 challenge he took 10 wickets in just 5 matches with being wicketless in none of the matches and thus gave an average of 50+ points per match.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 9.1 for this fixture which is the highest among all bowlers.
With 12 wickets in 4 matches, Patel has been a star performer with the ball this season and has given fantasy points consistently. He has scored 79, 68, 64 and 175 fantasy points respectively which is very consistent.
Harshal was very successful at Chennai and now that they are playing at Mumbai, he will be hoping to continue his exploits with the ball here as well. In his 4 matches at Wankhede in the Indian T20 league, he has taken 3/47 (this season), 2/36, 1/28 & 2/24 and thus has guaranteed fantasy points in every match played at this venue.
Given that he bowls 2 of his overs regularly at the death, his chance of taking wickets increases even more as the Batsmen tend to go after him and end up being his victim.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs CHE: All-Rounders
With 133 runs and 4 wickets so far, Moeen Ali has been the best performing all-rounder this season and has given 41, 130, 102 and 60 fantasy points respectively in 4 matches and thus has been part of the dream team in every match.
Not only is he scoring big runs, but he is also scoring them at a strike rate of 153 and thus he is a player who can give boundary bonus in every innings of his.
With a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.7, he is the highest rated all-rounder for this match and as he gives points with both bat and ball, he can be a good candidate for captain or vice-captain.
Maxwell did not get to bat in the last match as the match was already done and dusted by the Bengaluru openers and hence did not give many points. However, in his previous 3 matches he had given 105, 92 and 56 fantasy points, respectively.
Maxwell has scored 226 runs against Chennai in the Indian T20 league in 7 matches at a heavy strike rate of 188 and thus has given an average of 40+ batting points per match against them.
Given that Maxwell batted with a strike rate of 149 in his 3 matches at Chennai which is a slow track, a batting paradise like Wankhede will be a huge scoring opportunity for him. Also, the boundaries here being smaller he can clear those at will, and thus give a huge boundary bonus as well if he scores big.
With 4 wickets and 52 runs scores, Sam Curran has been a consistent performer and has given 37, 71, 41 and 60 points respectively in his 4 matches this season. Moreover, in all these 4 matches he was in the Dream team.
In his 2 matches against Bengaluru last season, Sam Curran took 3/19 & 1/48 and thus guaranteed fantasy points in those 2 matches as well.
In the last 2 matches, Shardul was going for plenty of runs and thus Sam Curran was the one who completed his quota of 4 overs and if the same happens, chances of him getting wickets will increase even more.
Talking about his batting, his strike rate this season is 208 and thus even if he scores cameos down the order, it can give you more than 25 to 30 fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs CHE: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Chennai are Faf du Plessis with 136 match fantasy points. Deepak Chahar with 132 match fantasy points and Lungi Ngidi with 101 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Bengaluru are Devdutt Padikkal with 150 match fantasy points. Mohammed Siraj with 101 match fantasy points and Virat Kohli with 100 match fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for BEN vs CHE: Captain and Vice-Captain
Lungi Ngidi has a fantasy rating of 9.06, an average of 65.7 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and an X-Factor of 57.
Faf du Plessis has an average of 53.4 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, an X-Factor of 74 and a fantasy rating of 9.01.
Moeen Ali has an X-Factor of 76, an average of 49.1 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.65.
Glenn Maxwell has an X-Factor of 81, a fantasy rating of 8.23 and an average of 58.8 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Harshal Patel has an X-Factor of 67, an average of 57.9 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.21.
BEN vs CHE, Indian T20 League, 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: M. Dhoni
Batters: F. Du Plessis, R. Gaikwad, V. Kohli and D. Padikkal
All-Rounders: M. Ali, S. Curran and G. Maxwell
Bowlers: L. Ngidi, H. Patel and K. Jamieson
Captain: L. Ngidi
Vice-Captain: F. Du Plessis