IPL 2024, RCB vs GT: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to Head Record | Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans

May 3, 2024

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In Match 52 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are set to face off against Gujarat Titans (GT) on Saturday (May 4), at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This encounter marks the second round between the two teams, following their recent clash at Gujarat’s home ground, last week.

In their previous showdown, RCB delivered a dominant performance, overwhelming the home side with a stunning display of batting prowess. Chasing down a formidable target of 200 runs, RCB showcased their batting depth and resilience by securing victory with nine wickets in hand and a remarkable four overs to spare. The highlight of the match was Will Jacks‘ breathtaking century, achieved in just 48 balls. His explosive innings not only dismantled the Gujarat’s bowling attack but also saw him take on formidable bowlers like Rashid Khan with confidence and finesse.

RCB vs GT: Head to Head Record

Since the Gujarat franchise joined the IPL in 2022, RCB  and GT have faced each other four times.
In these encounters, Gujarat have triumphed twice, while Bengaluru has also emerged victorious on two occasions.
The upcoming match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will be the second time both teams compete at this venue with Gujarat won the previous encounter here.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Overview:

For the first time this season, Bengaluru finds themselves in a position of strength as they head into the clash against Gujarat. After enduring a challenging period of six consecutive losses, RCB staged a remarkable comeback, showcasing their resilience with resounding victories over both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat. Now, with momentum on their side, they enter the upcoming match with newfound confidence and momentum. The team is determined to maintain their winning streak and secure victories in all remaining matches to keep their playoff aspirations alive and kicking.

RCB’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against GT:

Virat Kohli
Faf du Plessis
Will Jacks
Glenn Maxwell
Rajat Patidar
Cameron Green
Dinesh Karthik
Karn Sharma
Swapnil Singh
Vyshak Vijaykumar
Mohammad Siraj

A closure look:

Kohli and Du Plessis provide experience and stability at the top of the batting order, while Jacks and Maxwell add firepower and aggression. Patidar and Green strengthen the middle order with their consistent performances. Karthik’s finishing skills add depth to the lineup.

In the bowling department, Karn and Swapnil provide spin options, while Vijaykumar and Siraj lead the pace attack with their ability to swing the ball and take crucial wickets. Together, this balanced squad possesses the talent and depth to compete effectively in the IPL.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Will Jacks opens up on filling the shoes of AB de Villiers for RCB

Gujarat Titans (GT) Overview:

Gujarat have struggled to maintain consistent momentum throughout the season, often following a victory with a disappointing loss. Their inability to string together consecutive wins has been evident, with the team suffering defeats in their last two matches. Another loss in the upcoming game would further complicate their position in the race for the top four spots. To stay in contention, Gujarat must address their inconsistencies and strive for a more cohesive performance on the field.

GT’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against RCB:

Wriddhiman Saha
Shubman Gill
Sai Sudarshan
Abhinav Manohar
David Miller
Rahul Tewatia
Shahrukh Khan
Rashid Khan
Mohit Sharma
Sandeep Warrier
Spencer Johnson

Squad Characteristics:

Saha and Gill form a formidable opening partnership, providing a solid foundation with their dependable batting at the top of the order. Sudarshan and Manohar bolster the middle order, showcasing composure and resilience in their batting approach.
Miller’s experience and power-hitting prowess inject dynamism into the lineup, while Tewatia’s all-round abilities offer versatility. Further in the all-rounders department, Shahrukh and Rashid contribute with both bat and ball, with Rashid particularly known for his knack for taking wickets.
Mohit and Warrier spearhead the pace attack, using their skill and experience to trouble opposition batters, while Johnson provides valuable depth to the bowling lineup. With this well-rounded squad, GT aims to achieve success in the remaining matches of the tournament.

Also READ: IPL 2024 – Cameron Green reveals why Virat Kohli is always the first to board RCB team bus

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