On May 21, Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off in the final league-stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB will need a victory more than GT does in order for them to advance to the playoffs. It will be fantastic to watch the superstars clash in such a significant match.
These are the key player’s battles
1. Mohammed Shami vs Faf du Plessis
With 702 runs slammed this season, Faf du Plessis has been in brilliant form. Additionally, Mohammed Shami has taken 23 wickets.
Shami has defeated Du Plessis twice in nine IPL matches, scoring 90 runs off 54 deliveries (SR: 166.66) in those games. Du Plessis has scored 334 runs during the powerplay, compared to Shami’s 15 wickets taken in this phase.
2. Rashid Khan vs Virat Kohli
Since he just crushed a century against SRH, Virat Kohli, who is in fine form, will be leaving the field. But he hasn’t had much success with Rashid Khan.
In six IPL games, Kohli was ejected twice by Rashid. Additionally, he has prevented Kohli from scoring at will (SR: 117.39).
In 97 IPL innings against leg spinners, Kohli has lost 20 times (SR: 135.94).
3. Muhammad Siraj vs Shubman Gill
Mohammed Siraj will only want Shubman Gill out of this GT lineup early because he is a crucial component. In six IPL games, Siraj has yet to expel Gill. In just 27 balls, the GT batter has scored 40 runs (SR: 148.14).
This season, Siraj has claimed nine wickets in the Powerplay while he has amassed 251 runs (ER: 6.07).
4. Karn Sharma vs David Miller
David Miller will try to have an impact on this game. He enjoys attacking spinners, so Karn Sharma of the RCB will be his main foe.
Karn has dismissed Miller once (Bat SR: 136.84) in four IPL matches between the two players. 52 IPL innings and 12 Miller dismissals by leg spinners. His strike rate against them is 132.92 per cent.