Kolkata vs Bangalore in Indian T20 League
Kolkata have won the trophy twice in the last 12 seasons of the Indian T20 Premier League. On the other hand, Bangalore has been ending up on the losing side despite making 3 finals. Kolkata has won 60% of the matches played between the two teams and it should be interesting to see how the new-look teams fare this time around.
Table of Contents:
- Head to Head Record
- More About Kolkata and Bangalore
- Top Performers in Batting
- Top Performers in Bowling
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Last year, they played twice against each other and they shared the accolades by winning one game each. It was a run feast to say the least, with over a whopping 800 runs scored over two legs. Before the start of this season, the Kolkata management spent a considerable amount of money in the auctions. A lot will be expected from Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan who were purchased for a hefty amount. Senior players like Dinesh Kartik, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine too will have to rise to the occasion.
When it comes to the team from Bangalore, they rely heavily on their batsmen, especially Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers. They tried to strengthen their side by buying some big names of the game like Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. With the likes of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Yuzavendra Chahal in top form, fans can expect a decent bowling performance this time around. Bangalore has finished at the bottom of the table twice in their last three seasons, which clearly highlights a need for improvement.
Head to Head Record of Kolkata vs Bangalore
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Know More About Kolkata and Bangalore Teams in Indian T20 Cricket League
Top Performers in Batting Kolkata vs Bangalore Matches
The best run-getters and the highest scorers in Bangalore vs Kolkata Indian T20 Premier League mathces are:
- Virat Kohli (Bangalore) – 674
- Chris Gayle(Bangalore & Kolkata) – 631
- Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata) – 530
- Brendon McCullum (Kolkata) – 158*
- Chris Gayle (Bangalore) – 102*
- Virat Kohli (Bangalore) – 100
With batsmen like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in contention, you can never leave them out of your Indian T20 Fantasy Premier League team. As far as Kolkata is concerned, the new signing Tom Banton looks a great prospect and should add value to your fantasy team due to his power-hitting abilities.
Top Performers in Bowling Kolkata vs Bangalore Matches
The players with most wickets and best economies in Bangalore vs Kolkata matches are
- Vinay Kumar(Bangalore & Kolkata) – 17
- Sunil Narine(Kolkata) – 16
- Jacques Kallis (Bangalore & Kolkata) – 13
- Lakshmipathy Balaji(Kolkata) – 4/18
- Angelo Mathews (Kolkata) – 4/19
- Sunil Narine (Kolkata) – 4/20
For Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal has performed consistently and should be the first pick in your fantasy cricket team. Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins can be the other two bowlers, coming in from the Kolkata side.
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