Finally, the last league game of this IPL edition is about to happen between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans. GT has already qualified, while RCB is fighting for its place in the playoffs. With the match being held in Chinnaswamy stadium, there will be no less entertainment. RCB have been so dominating in their last two games, and what’s more fascinating is to see how they will face the dominating GT.
Head to Head
Matches played 2
RCB Won: 1
GT Won: 1
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue : Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
An out and out batting wicket with shorter boundaries.
What to Expect?
Both chasing and defending will have the same advantage. The team that shines well in managing their bowlers will get an edge over the other.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB Possible Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
GT Possible Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Yash Dayal
Fantasy Picks for the RCB vs GT Match
Captain: Faf du Plessis
Faf’s stats in Chinnaswamy has been terrific. Throughout this tournament, his consistency has been astonishing. And we could definitely hope for a match winning innings from him when the team needs it the most.
Vice Captain : Shubman Gill
Gill’s game right now is way ahead than his competitors. The ease he is feeling in making shots makes him so dangerous for any bowler.
Batsmen : Kohli, Faf, Miller, Gill, Sudharsan
It’s Chinnaswamy Stadium and it would be a crime if you don’t pick a team with five top batters from both the teams. These are the prime batters and you can’t ask for better.
Wicketkeeper : Saha
Again, an opening batter who will have more chances to play a lot of balls. And also, Saha’s stats in important games is exciting to see.
All rounders : Maxwell, Hardik, Hasaranga
As of now, Maxwell and Hasaranga would have understood the nooks and corners of the Bengaluru stadium. They are more comfortable here and it would reflect in their games in this venue.
Hardik Pandya loves playing spin and RCB is most relied on their spin department at present. So Hardik can be more prolific than what we expect.
Bowlers : M Siraj, Rashid
Two bowlers who can be economical and also can be wicket takers in both teams are Siraj and Rashid. If they do what they usually do, it would be adding more value for our team.