Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT | 70th Match Preview & Stats

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT

RCB vs GT today might be considered a very high-voltage match. This Match has been scheduled to be played at Bangalore from 7:30 PM onwards. However, after last day’s remarkable innings of Virat Kohli, all his fans eagerly wait to see him smashing the same thing again on the pitch.

On the other hand, indomitable Gujarat has become the defending champions as Hardik’s boys are in good form with positive confidence. Now, this time we will see whether the opening duo of GT can make anything good or Bangalore’s opening duo dominates the game.

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Team preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Two big wins have put Faf du Plessis’ side in a strong position. It was a clinical performance from their batters in the last game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, where they chased down a big score, winning by 8 wickets. As they take on the table toppers, du Plessis would like to see a determined effort from his players and book a berth in the playoffs. 

Gujarat Titans:

Hardik Pandya’s side is through to the playoffs. They defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in the last game and have ensured themselves of the top position on the points table. Pandya would like to use this opportunity to build momentum ahead of the playoffs. He will need a strong show from his bowlers in RCB vs GT Day, as the Royal Challengers’ top order has been murderous. 

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Predicted playing 11:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Faf du Plessis (c), 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, Kedar Yadav

Gujarat Titans:

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

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Key players:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli have more than 1200 runs this season, and they set up a 172-run stand in the last game. The pair must deliver a strong performance at the top. They will like to see Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, and Mahipal Lomror do well in the middle order on the RCB vs GT match. Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Kedar Yadav add firepower to the batting line-up, and they will look to do well. 

The bowling attack is the team’s weakness, and they will need a good opening spell from Mohammad Siraj and Wayne Parnell, their best bowlers this season. Bracewell and Shahbaz Ahmed must bowl tight spells in the middle overs. The team would also like to see a good performance in the supporting role from Harshal Patel and Karn Sharma, as the Titans’ batting line-up is strong. 

Gujarat Titans:

Shubman Gill scored a hundred in the last game and will look to deliver a strong start with his in-form partner Wriddhiman Saha. The middle order has done well, and the side will expect runs from Pandya, Sai Sudarshan, and David Miller. Rahul Tewatia, Dasun Shanaka, and Rashid Khan make it a formidable batting line-up, and they will look to exploit the weakness in the RCB bowling attack. 

Mohammad Shami has been in excellent form and took up 4 wickets in the previous Match. He will look to strike early with Yash Dayal and put the side in a commanding position. Rashid Khan has troubled batters, and he will like to do the same along with Mohit Sharma in the middle overs. Rahut Tewatia and Noor Ahmed must do well in the supporting role.

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Weather & pitch report:

A placid pitch, fast outfield, and shorter boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, one of the best T20 venues in the world. There are chances of slight rains in Bengaluru on May 21. It has been an uncharacteristic wicket in the last few games, so far, where the pitch has assisted the bowlers. We have seen several high-scoring encounters at this venue, and batters find it simple to play on this pitch where there is little support for the bowlers.

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Stats

Pitch Stats – M Chinnaswamy Stadium

Average first innings score: 195
Average first innings winning score: 197
Win % batting 1st vs batting 2nd: 67% / 33%

IPL 2022 – RCB won by 8 wickets, GT won by 6 wickets

Tata IPL 2023 RCB vs GT Match prediction:

Royal Challengers Bangalore came here with a win, but the side would be worried about the form of the bowlers in the RCB vs GT match. They are up against a smooth batting line-up, and their bowlers must be on the money to win this contest. The Gujarat Titans have ticked all boxes. They will not feel pressured as they have qualified for the next round. Backed by a strong bowling attack, they start favourites. I predict Gujarat Titans will win the Match.