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RCB vs GT: Gujarat Titans easily defeated Chennai Super Kings in their previous match, while Bangalore had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of Punjab.
Apart from Gujarat Titans, which other three teams will reach the knockout round of IPL 2022, it has not been decided yet. This will not happen at least before May 21, but before that Gujarat itself has a chance to play a big role in this matter. Gujarat, led by Hardik Pandya, will clash in their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team that is standing at the door of the playoffs, but still its entry is not confirmed. In such a situation, to defeat the strongest team of this season, Bangalore will have to put in full force and it is important to know how its strength will increase from the playing XI.
This match, to be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, May 19, is also important for many teams, but the most important is only for Bangalore, for which it is a do or die match. If the team loses here, then all the doors will be closed for it. In such a situation, which players will Faf du Plessis’ team trust? If we go by the results of the last match, then there is not much hope of change.
Will Siraj have a holiday?
Bangalore had to face a bad defeat to Punjab Kings in the last match, in which both batting and bowling were flop. Despite this, the same playing XI is sure to be dropped. The last time Virat Kohli had scored a half-century against Gujarat itself. Against Punjab, he seemed to be in good rhythm and in such a situation, a strong innings is expected this time. The biggest problem for Bangalore is the form of Mohammad Siraj. This fast bowler has disappointed throughout the season. Despite this, he has been given a chance in every match and the same situation will continue in this last match as well. On other fronts, the team is still playing better.
Will Gujarat’s stalwarts get rest?
On the other hand is Gujarat, which has already secured its first position in the points table. The team has a chance to rest its key players and also have an opportunity to test the players sitting on the bench. However, it is not expected that the team will do this, as captain Hardik had made it clear after the last match that if there is no need, then he will go into the last match with full force, so that the winning streak is maintained. . That is, change is not expected here too.
RCB vs GT: Probable Playing XI
Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomord, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj.
Gujarat: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal