The upcoming Indian Premier League 2023’s penultimate league match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) is anticipated to be an explosive affair. After a 25-day hiatus, the IPL will finally return to Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, where RCB will need to play their best game to win on home soil and earn a spot in the playoffs.
Match: RCB vs GT Match 70 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet for the first time in the seventy-first game of the Tata IPL 2017 season. Royal Challengers Bangalore is currently ranked fourth in the IPL points standings, while Gujarat Titans are in first place. The position for Royal Challengers Bangalore on the points table could deteriorate if the Faf du Plessis-led team struggles. Notably, Mohammed Siraj has been excellent with the ball, while both Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli are in good form.
The defending champions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, recently won their game against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. In that game, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis scored 100 and 71 runs respectively. Shubman Gill, on the other hand, scored a majestic century in the last match for Gujarat Titans and is currently in great form this season. Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami have been phenomenal with the ball for Gujarat Titans. The team is looking for others to return to form ahead of Qualifier 1.
Gujarat Titans have played thirteen matches this season, winning nine, compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s thirteen matches, winning seven.
Toss & Pitch Report
The surface of Chinnaswamy Stadium is extremely advantageous for batsmen, making it a haven for them. The team batting first should try to get at least 210 to 220 runs because there is no completely safe target. Given that chasing is quite simple at this location, it is advised to bowl first. The batting-friendly surface at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium may be difficult for bowlers, which is especially advantageous for spinners. The square’s limits, which measure 55–59 meters behind the square, 58–65 meters in front of the square, and 68–71 meters straight, are relatively tiny.
Bengaluru is set to have a cloudy rainy and little thunderstorm in the evening.
|RealFeel Shade™ 26°
|Wind ESE 13km/h
|Cloud cover 98%
|Wind Gusts 22km/h
|Visibility 8 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 22°C
|Time 7.30 PM INST
RCB vs GT Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 2
Won by GT: 1
Won by RCB:1
Where the two teams finished last season: RCB finished 4th, while GT finished top of the table.
Team Forms (last five matches)
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) XII
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Gujarat Titans (GT) XII
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
BETTING TIPS RCB VS GT
GT TO WIN
Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing a must-win game against the table-toppers Gujarat Titans in order to secure a playoff berth. RCB heavily relies on their Top-3 batsmen, as their middle and lower middle order has struggled throughout the tournament. On the other hand, GT’s bowlers Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan have been impressive, leading the wicket-taking charts with 23 wickets each. The Titans’ opening pair of Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha have collectively scored over 800 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore enter this match with a recent win, but they have concerns about the form of their bowlers. They will be up against a strong batting lineup and will need their bowlers to perform exceptionally well to have a chance of winning this contest. In contrast, the Gujarat Titans have performed excellently in all aspects of the game. They have already secured their place in the next round, which will alleviate any pressure on them. With a formidable bowling attack, the Titans are considered the favorites to win.