Royal Challengers Bangalore BLR will take on Gujarat Titans in their last league match. In order to reach the playoffs, they have to win this match by any means. Top-ranked Gujarat GT has already reached the playoffs. She will also look to maintain her winning streak in her last league match but it will be a do-or-die situation for Bangalore BLR. Gujarat GT, who made her IPL debut, has 20 points from 13 matches. At the same time, BLR has won seven matches and lost six and is in fifth place with 14 points from 13 matches. Although the net run rate of BLR is -0.323. A win against Gujarat GT will take them to 16 points but will have to depend on the results of the other matches due to the net run rate.
RCB regained momentum with two consecutive victories but lost to Punjab Kings by 54 runs in the last match. Virat Kohlis poor form is a matter of concern for Bangalore. He scored just 20 runs in the last match. He will have a big platform available to change the fortunes of himself and the team by playing a blazing inning. Captain Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, and Dinesh Karthiks bats have also been silent for the last few matches, so Bangalore will be expecting big innings from both. Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar have not been able to convert their innings into big scores after a good start.
Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga have done exceptionally well in bowling. In the last match, when the Punjab batsmen had beaten all the bowlers, then both of them bowled brilliantly with four and two wickets. RCBs concern is the poor form of Josh Hazlewood and Mohammad Siraj, who proved to be very expensive in the last match.
On the other hand, it has been a dream debut season for Gujarat. She will remain on top even if she loses in this match. That is, in the play-offs, he will get two chances to reach the final. Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, David Miller, captain Hardik Pandya, and Rahul Teotia have played good innings in Gujarats batsmen. Gujarat has prospered especially Sahas coming in the opening instead of Matthew Wade. Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, and Alzarri Joseph have been effective in bowling. The command of spin has been handled well by Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. Except for one match, Rashid has bowled very tightly in all, which has proved to be very important for Gujarat.
Wankhede pitch is considered more effective for batting. Here the ball hits the bat well. Also, due to the small boundaries in this ground, the batsmen also have an advantage. At the same time, bowlers also get a lot of help on this red clay pitch. This pitch provides good bounce to the bowlers. Due to this, the batsmen dodge.
However, due to the small boundaries, sometimes even the total of 200 runs on this ground seems small. Defending the total at Wankhede is not an easy task. Also, it has been seen that the team chasing the target gets more success at Wankhede. Therefore, in the match between RCB and Gujarat (KKR vs RR), whichever team wins the toss can bowl first.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|