In a must-win game for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Faf du Plessis and Co. will lock horns with table-toppers Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. The Royal Challengers will have to beat the Titans to keep themselves afloat in IPL 2022 and then look at the result for Saturday’s game between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) for a top-four finish.
RCB have been hit by an inconsistency bug and a start-stop season has hurt their chances. Virat Kohli‘s poor form and Mohammed Siraj leaking runs continue to be a worry for RCB. On a positive note, Wanindu Hasaranga has been a shining light for RCB, having bagged 23 wickets so far. The other silver lining is Rajat Patidar making the number three spot his own with useful contributions.
GT, on the other hand, have been a brute force throughout the season, having confirmed the playoff berth. Wriddhiman Saha has provided them with the booster in the Powerplay over the last few games while Shubman Gill has compiled over 400 runs this season. Gujarat’s bowling has also done exceptionally well and will hope to keep the winning run before the playoffs.
Match 67: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Gujarat Titans (GT)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 19th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
The last game played at the Wankhede stadium was a high-scoring match. The wickets at the venue have offered spongy bounce through the course of the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 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.
Gujarat Titans (GT): 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
RCB vs GT – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Kohli, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill (C), Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan (VC), Mohammad Siraj, Wanindu Hasaranga
Fantasy Team 2: 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)