Gujarat Titans defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first game of the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans go to will play their last group match against each other on Thursday. RCB will have to win this match to qualify for the play-offs. Also, they would need Delhi Capitals to lose their last game against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. They lost the final match against Punjab Kings by 54 runs after failing to chase a 210-run goal.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have already qualified for the playoffs. They have won 10 out of 13 matches and are in the number one position in the points table. GT has won their last 2 matches and wants to get a similar result from this match. They also defeated RCB in the first group match between each other by 6 wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, match 67
Event location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date Time: 19May at 7:30 P.M IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs GT, Match 67 Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to maintain its reputation for hitting friendliness and the same we saw in the last game. Spinners, however, are likely to take control during the mid-overs. The team that wins the toss may seem to bat and put a good total on the board.
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RCB vs GT, Match 67 Likely Playing XIs:
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, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Top Picks for RCB vs GT Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – fogged
Faf du Plessis:
He has been the running machine for the team since the start of the tournament. Apart from a few games, he regularly scored points. Du Plessis is expected to be at his best in this important game.
He has scored 2 half-centuries in the last 3 matches and is the current top scorer of the team. He scored 402 runs in 13 games with an average of 33.50 and a strike rate of 135.35.
Top Picks – Allrounders
He’s an integral part of RCB’s mid-range and has taken quite the beating. He has scored 30+ runs twice in the last 3 matches and has also picked 4 wickets.
He led the team from the front and managed to regain his form at the right time. In 12 games, Hardik has scored 351 runs with an average of 35.10 and a strike rate of 131.46.
Top Picks – bowlers
He is the leading wicket taker for RCB this season and could win the Purple Cap if RCB qualify for the play-offs. He has taken 23 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 14.65, economy of 7.48 and stroke rate of 11.7.
He is GT’s second highest wicket taker this season and will likely play a key role in this match as the field has a lot to offer spinners. Rashid has picked 16 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 22.25, economy of 6.86 and strike rate of 19.4.
Top Picks – wicket keeper
He was able to get the team off to a fiery start, scoring 3 half-centuries. In the final match against Chennai Super Kings, he scored an unbeaten 67 runs on 57 deliveries and won the Player of the Match award.
RCB vs GT Must-Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play XI No.1 for RCB vs GT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Faf du Plessis (C)Rajat Patidar, Shubman Gill, Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya, Harshal Patel, Rashid Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC)†
Recommended Play XI No.2 for RCB vs GT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Kohli, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill (C)Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan (VC)Mohammed Siraj, Wanindu Hasaranga.
RCB vs GT Risky Captaincy Picks:
He has played a key role for GT in the mid-range, winning the Player of the Match award the last time GT faced RCB. He recorded an unbeaten 43 runs on 25 deliveries in that match and helped the team chase a 171 run goal in 19.3 overs.
In the last 4 of the 5 matches, Rajat Patidar has made 40+ twice, including half a century against Gujarat Titans. He added 99 runs for the second wicket along with Virat Kohli in that match.
Player to avoid:
He played 4 games for RCB this season and plays in the lower middle class. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.