Match 45: GT vs RCB | Full Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 45th match of the tournament between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The match between them will start at 3:30 P.M. (IST).   

Teams Analysis: 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

Finally this team must be feeling relieved after winning the last match as they lost 7 matches back to back. They are currently in the bottom of the points table with 4 points in 9 matches. Their batting is their main strength but in the last match against SRH they proved that they can bowl well against the most destructive batting line up in this season. 

Virat Kohli is going above all and this contributes in most of the matches. Currently he is the only player who got past 400 mark in this till now and has scored 430 runs with an average of 61.43. He has hit 1 century and 3 half-centuries till now. He is always leading the team from the front line. Skipper Faf du Plessis has been looking decent till now with 264 runs he got till now with a strike rate of 156.21. He managed two 50+ scores till now but was unable to get that consistency with the bat. 

Rajat Patidar started the season with strings of low scores but as the tournament progresses he is getting back into his rhythm and showed his destruction with the bat. He scored 3 half-centuries till now with 211 runs under his credit. His strike rate also improved which is 175.83. Will Jacks and Cameron Green have shown mostly disappointments in their batting. But Green got some success in the bowling department as he has taken 6 wickets till now. 

Dinesh Karthik is the reason behind RCB getting scores 200+ mostly. His power hitting makes the team reliable at the death overs. Till now he contributed 262 runs with a strike rate of 195.52 where he got past 50+ two times. 

Looking at their bowling it is mostly weak as compared to the other teams in this season. They conceded many runs throughout the 20 overs match. Despite this they stopped the rampant batting army of Hyderabad in the last match. 

Yash Dayal is the most successful bowler from the team with 8 wickets in his pocket. But his economy is close to 10, which is making him little expensive especially in the death overs. Team’s most experienced bowler, Mohammad Siraj has only managed 5 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of 9.63, which is way more than his ability.

Spinner Swapnil Singh played his first match in the IPL and took 2 important wickets of SRH, which mostly took the team into the match again.                                                

Probable playing 11 for the match:

Faf du Plessis ©, Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Siraj. 

(Impact Player: Yash Dayal) 

Gujarat Titans (GT):

They are struggling to set their rhythm in a winning cause. They are known for fighting till the end, which they already proved in most of their matches but the finishing line always didn’t go into their favour. In the last match, it was looking like a hard dedication by the team in the winning cause but remained untouched by a close finish against DC. In the points table they are in 6th position with 8 points in 9 matches.  

Skipper Shubman Gill is unable to show his performance like in the last season. Till now he has been decent with the bat after scoring 304 runs in 9 matches with a strike rate of 146.15. He has gone past 50+ twice in the season. He needs to be a little more consistent with his performance as he is the key batter in the team. On the other hand, Wriddhiman got past survival in the powerplay for the first time in this season which came in the last match. He needs to be a little more accurate with the shot selection as he is an aggressive player and has played IPL from the starting.   

B Sai Sudharsan is the team’s leading run scorer with 334 runs. He got many 30’s and a couple of 40’s but in the last match he got past the 50 runs mark and scored his first half-century of the season after scoring 65 runs. He has been consistent with the bat till now and contributes in each match he plays. David Miller also broke the barrier of reaching the 50+ score in the last match. He played a destructive knock of 55 runs in 23 balls and took the team to a comfortable position but got dismissed before the finishing line and lost the match also. 

Other finishers Rahul Tewatia and Shahrukh Khan were unable to set their consistency with the bat. Though Tewatia got some healthy runs with the bat in a couple of matches, Shahrukh is yet to perform better.  

Rashid Khan is the MVP of the team. He not only contributed in bowling but also provided useful contributions in the batting. In his bowling he got 8 wickets with an impactful economy of 7.44. Mohit Sharma is the highest wicket-taker of the team in this season with 10 wickets to his name. But in the last match his spell was the IPL’s most expensive spell as he conceded 73 runs in 4 overs without getting any wicket. He broke the previous record of Bhasil Thampi’s spell in which conceded 70 runs in 4 overs and also took a wicket. 

Sandeep Warrier looked promising in the last match as he got 3 wickets in 3 overs and only conceded 15 runs. Till now he has taken 5 wickets.                  

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

Shubman Gill ©, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), B Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmed, Sandeep Warrier.  

(Impact Player: R Sai Kishore) 

Head to Head (GT vs RCB):

They played 3 matches against each other.    

Highest score198197
Lowest score168170

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Completely a batting surface as huge runs can be scored easily. The last three matches that were played here in this season have been won by the chasing team. Spinners might get little assistance but overall the pitch is highly favourable for batting. The chasing team might get an upper hand.                            

Weather Report:

The weather will be partially cloudy but no chance of rain is expected. The temperature will go up by 39 degree celsius and will drop down to 26 degree celsius at night. Humidity will be pretty less which is expected to be around 20%.                  

Best 11 for the Match:

Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, David Miller, Shubman Gill, Faf du Plessis, B Sai Sudharsan, Cameron Green, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma.

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