RCB vs GT, Wankhede Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore has managed to won only two games in the last five games, while Gujarat Titans have lost only two games in the last five games. Tonight’s game is expected to be the run festival. Especially if RCB bats first. Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Rajat Patidar has excellent records at Wankhede. So, runs should be raining in this game against GT.

Playoff is guaranteed even if RCB wins this game. First, RCB needs to win this game and second, MI must win the game against DC. That’s the only way for RCB to qualify for the playoffs.

Bowling has been a weak point for RCB, it is still a weak point. Mohammad Siraj is not performing as a strike bowler and he is leaking runs in every spell. It is high time to call in Siddarth Kaul. He has good experience bowling in the death overs. Last game was forgettable for Hazlewood. That is the reason why Siraj needs to be replaced by Kaul and let Hazlewood bowl his quota in the first ten overs.

Kohli has great records at every venue of IPL 2022 but he is out of form. This is his last opportunity to perform in the IPL before he takes a break from cricket. He has an average of 63.09 at Wankhede. Expect him to play a big inning tonight.

At Wankhede Stadium:

RCB is short of luck, specially at Wankhede. Despite RCB’s batters have performed great here, winning the game has been tough for them. Major factor being the bowling. RCB must repair their bowling unit to take wickets in the crucial overs.

MatchesWonLost
RCB1578
GT330

The Last Match:

Rahul Tewatia stole the game from RCB’s pocket with unbeaten 43-runs off 25-balls. Efforts of Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, and Glenn Maxwell were not enough to stop GT.

V Kohli – 58(53)P Sangwan – 2/19R Tewatia – 43(25)S Ahmed – 2/26
R Patidar – 52(32)R Khan – 1/29D Miller – 39(24)W Hasaranga – 2/28
G Maxwell – 33(18)L Ferguson – 1/36S Gill – 31(28)
M Lomror – 16(8)M Shami – 1/39W Saha – 29(22)

H2H Player Stats:

MIR100s50s30sAvg.SR
W Saha231831400219.63123.14
D Miller131229011129.00164.77
H Pandya141423601233.71155.26
S Gill9918100325.86133.09
R Tewatia8714200271.00167.06
V Shankar756000015.00127.66
V Kohli115801058.00109.43
R Patidar115201052.00162.50
G Maxwell113300133.00183.33
S Sudharsan112000020.00142.85
M Lomror111600016.00200.00
M Wade2180008.0088.89

MIWER
M Shami1212149.09
R Khan1211127.41
L Ferguson6686.64
P Sangwan6679.05
H Pandya149510.00
V Aaron5539.00
R Tewatia8627.74
S Ahmed1128.66
W Hasaranga1127.00
V Shankar7319.92
A Joseph11110.50

Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 stats)

MIR100s50s30sAvg.SR
D Karthik3332841021333.64136.53
H Pandya444082703631.81134.47
V Kohli181869406463.09153.88
F Plessis181858904642.07131.47
D Miller151534302231.18135.04
W Saha10831904063.80142.41
R Tewatia141127600555.20158.62
G Maxwell10925701328.56166.88
R Patidar4417201257.33160.75
A Rawat6612500241.67125.00
S Ahmed64108002108.00166.15
V Shankar879500223.75131.94
H Patel1168700221.75152.63
S Gill77670009.5778.82

MIWER
H Pandya4440358.36
M Shami99187.56
K Sharma1211157.58
H Patel1111148.41
P Sangwan7789.00
W Hasaranga3377.50
M Siraj8878.97
R Khan9976.67
R Tewatia141168.89
J Hazlewood2255.63
S Kaul4459.15
V Shankar8446.20

Probable Playing 11:

Mohammas Siraj must be replaced by Siddarth Kaul to strengthen the bowling.

RCB: Faf du Plessis (C), V Kohli, R Patidar, G Maxwell, S Ahmed, M Lomror, D Karthik (WK), W Hasaranga, H Patel, M Siraj/S Kaul, J Hazlewood

Lockie Ferguson is likely to replace Alzari Joseph. Pradeep Sangwan should be included in place of Yash Dayal, due to better matchups.

GT: S Gill, W Saha (WK), M Wade, H Pandya (C), D Miller, R Tewatia, R Khan, M Shami, R Sai Kishore, A Joseph/L Ferguson, P Sangwan/Y Dayal

Fantasy Picks:

WK – W Saha
Batters – F Plessis, H Pandya, R Patidar, V Kohli
AR – G Maxwell, S Ahmed, R Tewatia, R Sai Kishore
Bowlers – R Khan, M Shami, W Hasaranga

Punt picks – S Ahmed, L Ferguson, R Tewatia, R Patidar

Common C/VC – H Pandya, F Plessis, G Maxwell, V Kohli

Punt C/VC – M Shami, W Hasaranga, W Saha, R Patidar

GT will be using Sai Kishore, Pradeep Sangwan, and Mohammad Shami in the powerplay to dismiss the opening batters.

GT Batters vs RCB Bowlers:

S Gill:
vs Hasaranga – 1W
vs H Patel – 1W
vs Kaul – 1W

H Pandya:
vs Ahmed – 1W
vs H Patel – 2W
vs Kaul – 2W

D Miller:
vs Siraj – 1W
vs Maxwell – 1W
vs Willey – 1W

R Tewatia:
vs Siraj – 1W
vs Shahbaz – 1W

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W Saha:
vs Hasaranga – 1W
vs H Patel – 2W
vs Siraj – 2W
vs Kaul – 1W

S Sudharsan:
vs Hasaranga – 1W

V Shankar:
vs H Patel – 1W

RCB Batters vs GT Bowlers:

Faf du Plessis:
vs Sangwan – 1W
vs R Khan – 2W
vs Shami – 2W
vs Shankar – 2W
vs Tewatia – 1W

V Kohli:
vs R Khan – 1W
vs Shami – 5W
vs H Pandya – 1W

G Maxwell:
vs Ferguson – 1W
vs Shami – 1W
vs R Khan – 1W
vs Tewatia – 1W

S Ahmed:
vs Shami – 1W

D Karthik:
vs R Khan – 3W
vs Tewatia – 1W
vs Shami – 3W

R Patidar:
vs Sangwan – 1W

H Patel:
vs Shami – 1W
vs Ferguson – 2W

Interesting Records:

  • Virat Kohli has been dismissed five times in single digits in the IPL 2022.
  • Mohammad Shami has dismissed Virat Kohli five times in the T20s.
  • Mohammad Shami has dismissed almost all the batters of RCB at least once in the T20s.
  • Shubman Gill averages 9.57 at Wankhede Stadium. The lowest by any batter of these two sides.
  • Virat Kohli averages 63.09 at Wankhede Stadium. He also scored a half-century in the last game against GT.