Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Gujarat Titans in the 70th game of the Indian Premier League on May 21, Sunday. Before all the action begins, here is everything you need to know about the venue of the match - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Pitch Report - RCB vs GT
The average 1st innings total in T20I match at this venue is 135. It decreases to 130 runs in the 2nd innings. There is a forecast for rain-showers in the evening during match hours in Bengaluru. However if the drainage system helps in providing a quick resolution and the match is played, then the pitch is favourable to the batters and spinners too will get help. Conditions will be typical yet again and teams should back themselves to chase down any kind of score.
Will Toss Matter?
Out of 16 T20I matches played at this venue, 6 matches have been won by the teams batting first. On the other hand, the team chasing has won 9 times. The ground is favourable for the team bowling first, and if common sense prevails, the skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first.
Narendra Modi Stadium - The Numbers Game
Basic T20I Stats
- Total matches: 16
- Matches won batting first: 6
- Matches won bowling first: 9
Average T20I Stats
- Average 1st Innings scores: 135
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 130
Score Stats for T20 matches
- Highest total recorded - 202/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- Lowest total recorded - 99/10 (19.3 Ov) by RSAW vs NZW
- Highest score chased - 194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND
- Lowest score defended - 114/7 (20 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW
Full Squads -
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Michael Bracewell, Anuj Rawat(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Kedar Jadhav, Siddarth Kaul, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Finn Allen, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Yash Dayal, Srikar Bharat, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph, Abhinav Manohar, Odean Smith, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Urvil Patel