Match 52: RCB vs GT | Full Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 52nd match of the tournament between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT). The match between them will start at 7:30 P.M. (IST). 

The last match of both the teams was against each other where Bengaluru showed one sided domination against Gujarat and won the match easily.  

Teams Analysis: 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

Though the possibility of reaching the playoffs is a little tough, they can destroy the dreams of others easily. They are currently in the bottom of the table with 6 points in 10 matches in which they won 3 and lost 7. They won back to back 2 matches which definitely boosted them and it will help to play against the others.                

Virat Kohli is playing tremendously well and reached the 500 runs milestone in 10 innings. He has a strike rate of 147.49 in which he hit 1 century and 4 half-centuries with an average of 71.42. He is the only constant one who is performing consistently. He mostly started a little slow but as he got more time on the pitch he became more and more aggressive. Faf du Plessis looked a little settled down as he started scoring runs but in the last 3 matches he couldn’t contribute much with the bat as he got 7, 25 and 24. He got 288 runs till now in this season. 

Will Jacks scored his maiden ton in the IPL in the last match against Gujarat in the last match. His great batting took the match one sided for the team. He has 176 runs in 5 matches with a strike rate of 191.30. Rajat Patidar started the season with some low scores but now he has got his power back and started to score runs with a much better pace. In his 8 innings, he got 211 runs with three 50+ knocks and the best was 52 runs which came against KKR. 

Dinesh Karthik has been phenomenal with the strike rate in the death overs as he got 195.52, which is the best among the players in the team. He got 262 runs with two half-centuries to his name. The Aussies Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell, both are contributing much in the bowling department than in the batting. Green got 6 wickets while Maxwell got 5 wickets. 

Bowling has been this team’s major problem throughout the season and as a result they lost most of the matches due to this. Their leading wicket-taker is Yash Dayal who got 9 wickets till now and has an economy of 9.32. Mohammad Siraj who is the most experienced bowler in the team has taken only 6 wickets with an economy of 9.5.  

Probable playing 11 for the match:

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

(Impact Player: Yash Dayal) 

Gujarat Titans (GT):

They are currently in 8th place with 8 points in 10 matches. They won 4 while lost 6. Most of the players are unable to contribute due to which they are not in the winning phase. They lost back to back 2 matches and the matches that they won were mostly in a close finish. A combined team effort is missing. 

Skipper Shubman Gill has been highly inconsistent in the last four knocks with the scores like 8, 35, 6 and 16. Till now he scored 320 runs in 10 matches with a strike rate of 140.97. He has two fifties to his name in this season. Wriddhiman Saha has been consistent with the poor scores in this season and as a result he managed only 135 runs in 8 innings with a strike rate of 125. 

B Sai Sudharsan is the only one who is constantly providing runs to the team. He has scored 418 runs and is 3rd in the list of orange cap. He scored 2 half-centuries with the best being 82 not out. His strike rate is 135.71 and has an average of 46.44. David Miller looked a little solid in the last two matches where he scored 55 and 26 not out. He is known for his hard hitting and can easily accelerate the gear anytime he wants. 

Rashid Khan has performed decently till now as he has got 8 wickets till now in 10 matches. His economy is 8, which is hard to see from him. With the bat he contributed 84 runs in which he played a match winning knock after scoring unbeaten 24 runs in 11 balls against RR. 

Mohit Sharma is the leading wicket-taker from the team with 10 wickets to his name. But his economy is 10.97, which is too expensive.              

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

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

(Impact Player: Sandeep Warrier) 

Head to Head (RCB vs GT):

They played 4 matches against each other.    

Highest score206200
Lowest score170168

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Due to the short boundaries a high voltage encounter is expected in which runs can be seen raining in both the departments. Chasing must be a good option here. Pacers might get some help from the pitch as compared to that from the spinners.                                     

Weather Report:

The weather will be partially cloudy but there is no expectation of rain. Temperature will go up by 38 degree celsius while it will drop down to 23 degree celsius. Humidity will be around 35%.                   

Best 11 for the Match:

Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Will Jacks, Cameron Green, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan.

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