The best case scenario for Royal Challengers Bangalore is a win over Gujarat and the Mumbai Indians have to defeat the Delhi Capitals. In that instance, RCB will rise to 16 points, while the rest of the team will remain at 14 points or lower. The reason for this is that their net run rate of -0.323 is insufficient to repair.
Given their current situation, Bangalore would be wise not to make any substantial changes. Their chosen group of players has delivered, and all they need to do now is have a little more faith in them.
After a string of bad luck throughout the IPL season, Virat Kohli is anticipated to shine at the finish of the competition. Bangalore can expect runs from Rajat Patidar and Glen Maxwell, as well as some usual Dinesh Kartik finishing touches.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been peaking at the appropriate time with the ball and will be supported by Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood.
The Gujarat Titans have nothing to worry about because they are the only team that has officially qualified for the playoffs thus far.
Not only that, but their 62-run triumph over Lucknow Super Giants and 7-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings have assured them of a top-two finish, which means that even if they lose in Qualifier 1, they will have another chance to make it to the final in Qualifier 2.
Both batters and bowlers should have enough support at Wankhede Stadium. The conditions are likely to favour the batsmen in this match.
Probable Playing XIs
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have no injury concerns and all of their players are ready for selection. No changes are expected from the last match. Lockie Fergueson is likely to play in this match for the Gujarat Titans.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Faf du Plessis (C)(✈️), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell(✈️), Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood(✈️)
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade/Rahmanullah Gurbaz(✈️), Hardik Pandya, David Miller(✈️), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan(✈️), R Sai Kishore, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson(✈️), Yash Dayal
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis has put in some crucial performances so far in the IPL 2022. Faf du Plessis scored 73 runs off 50 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Glenn Maxwell smashed 35 runs with the bat and one wicket with the ball against the Punjab Kings.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been an impressive performer this season. He has picked up 23 wickets so far and is the second highest wicket taker. In a high scoring match against Punjab Kings, he conceded only 15 runs for 2 wickets.
Shubman Gill scored more than 400 runs with a 135 strike rate this season.
Gujarat Titans Skipper Hardik Pandya started the tournament on a high note and hasn’t been impressive in the last few matches.
Wicket-Keepers: Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami