IPL 2023: RCB vs GT, Match Prediction and more details

RCB vs GT will be an important clash for the home team as a win would guarantee a playoff spot. This will be the last league game of IPL 2023.

Royal Challengers Bangalore play host to Gujarat Titans in the last game before the IPL Playoffs. The race to playoffs will be decided in the last match as RCB could decide their own as well as other teams’ fate. Here is all you need to know before RCB vs GT clash.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points in 13 games and a win would take their points tally to 16 points. Getting to 16 points would mean almost straight qualification in the playoffs. For the remaining 3 spots, both Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants will have a more favourable route. CSK and LSG just need to win their last games to get a straight qualification. If both CSK and LSG win their games then their tally will rise to  17 points and they will take the 2nd and 3rd spots. RCB with a win can only face competition from Mumbai Indians who also can reach 16 points. RCB has NRR in their favour and is also playing their game after knowing the result of MI’s last game. If MI wins their game then RCB would have to win to qualify and the margin of victories could play out to be crucial.

Gujarat Titans have already qualified for the playoffs and could even rest some of their overworked players like Mohammed Shami. Any result from this clash does not make any difference to GT in playoffs. Either a win or loss, GT will still be in the top-2 position and will play Qualifier 1 in Chennai.

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RCB vs GT Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, Match 70, IPL 2023

Venue:

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date and Time:

Sunday, May 21, 7:30 PM

Telecast & Streaming Details: 

Star Sports Network and JioCinema

RCB vs GT Pitch Report

The pitch at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has rarely played any part due to the small dimensions of the ground. The match is expected to be a batting-friendly game. The captain winning the toss will look to bowl first as chasing becomes easy due to the batting-friendly conditions of the ground.

RCB vs GT Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

Gujarat Titans (GT):

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad

RCB vs GT Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batters

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, the RCB’s opener, has been playing in outstanding form this year. The RCB captain currently holds the Orange Cap with 702 runs in 13 innings. Faf will look to provide yet another great performance with the bat in hand in front of the home crowd.

Probable Best Bowler

Rashid Khan

In the last game before almost winning the game for his side against the Mumbai Indians with the bat, Rashid Khan was the lone warrior with the ball in hand too. In a game where more than 400 runs were scored, the Afghan spinner only conceded 15 runs in his 4 overs while also picking up 4 wickets.

RCB vs GT Match Prediction: Royal Challengers to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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