The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Gujarat Titans in their next match at Wankhede Stadium. The team led by Vav de Plessis lost in their previous match against the Kings of Punjab and this affected their net run rate as well. With seven wins from 13 games, one win may not be enough for the RCB team and their fate is still in their hands with other outcomes impacting the stage.
On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans have been the losing team in the tournament so far and have already qualified for the playoffs with 10 wins from 13 matches. However, with the playoffs looming, the team led by Hardik Pandya will also be looking to continue its winning streak. Redhaman Saha's form gave the team a boost after the attacking attack in the last match.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: May 19, 7:30 PM
While most matches at Wankhede Stadium this year have been fairly low-key, the match between MI and SRH at the stadium showed that there was still plenty for the batsmen to do. It will be necessary to take advantage of the powerplay and the leader who wins the draw will have no problem hitting first.
Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs GT
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade/Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal/Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Probable Top Performers
The probable best batter of the Match
Shubman Gill has played a key role in the number one Gujarat Titans all season and is sixth in the Orange Cap career with 402 times in 13 games. He scored some tough kicks for the team and will be looking to play in the playoffs with good roles that can act as a confidence booster.
Probably the best bowler of the Match
Muhammad Al Shami was one of the top bowlers of the tournament and he played exceptionally well in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The right-arm pacing was excellent on the new ball and ended with an exceptional delivery to take out in-star batsman Devon Conway after playing 2 to 19 in the previous game.