The Indian T20 League has witnessed plenty of entertainment, drama, and exciting contests. This has surely been one of the most intriguing seasons so far. We are now into match number 43 where Gujarat Titans (GT) will cross swords with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Both sides have had inconsistent results in recent games, and RCB will have to rethink their hitting lineup, which has been repeatedly failing. Virat Kohli’s poor form hasn’t helped Faf du Plessis’ team, while Glenn Maxwell has shown symptoms of inconsistency. RCB is currently in fifth place in the points chart with five wins in nine games.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, won yet another close game to return to the top of the points table with seven wins in eight games. The Hardik Pandya-led team has found different match-winners in each of their victories, and the new club has had a terrific start to the season.
GT vs RCB – Match Details
Venue: Brabourne Stadium
Date & Time: April 30, 3:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The lowest total in this round of the IPL was recorded in the previous game at the venue when the RCB team was bowled out for just 68 runs.
The pitch, on the other hand, hasn’t been too horrible for batting, and there aren’t any demons to make it a low-scoring wicket. Despite the heat in the afternoon games, the captain who wins the toss is likely to bowl first.
Hardik Pandya was defeated for pace in the previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he would be looking to make amends in the upcoming match. So far, the all-rounder has accumulated 305 runs in seven games and has relished his promotion to the top of the batting order.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Wanindu Hasaranga has 13 wickets at an average of 18.84 in nine matches and is also a useful batsman in the lower order.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj