Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)

Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT) 48th match of IPL 16

Today is the 48th match of IPL 16 series, today match will be played between Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT) in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Royals vs Titans brings together IPL 2023’s best in class

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals have built themselves a T20 powerhouse team. Proven performers at the two most crucial positions in a T20 batting line-up – the top and the death – and wonderful variety in their bowling attack. Which is why it will sting that they have lost (4) almost as many matches as they’ve won (5), including their last game where Yashasvi Jaiswal seemed to have single-handedly secured victory. Doing the double over the defending champions might be just the thing to help them get their bounce back.

Gujarat Titans(GT)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)

They have a captain who thrives under pressure. A coach who backs him no matter what. A fast bowler who is a powerplay phenom. A spinner who is very hard to hit (CSK used to have that with R Ashwin). And players who look like they have plenty of job security.

Take Vijay Shankar for example. He made 17 runs in 35 balls last season. Titans knew he was better than that. They have trusted him with a spot in the middle order in seven of nine games so far and the result of that trust is, currently, he has the highest strike rate (290) of all batters who have faced at least 24 deliveries in the death overs. People on the outside say players who go to CSK blossom. What will they say of a team which has made a former CSK player who couldn’t blossom at CSK blossom with them?

Team news and Impact player

Josh Little has been outstanding in his first IPL season, picking up five wickets in seven matches at an economy rate of 8.5 while operating primarily in the powerplay and the death. Titans will be able to use him against Royals, but he leaves India after this game to play for Ireland in an ODI series against Bangladesh that is crucial to their chances of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

Wriddhiman Saha is averaging 16 from nine games, but he’s Titans’ wicketkeeper, so it’s unlikely they’ll fiddle with his spot. Besides, they like giving their players time to get better. His opening partner Shubman Gill is likely to Impact Sub in or out with fast bowler Mohit Sharma

Kuldeep Sen didn’t have the best time in the last game, but there’s a little more real estate in Jaipur, where this match will be played, than there was in Mumbai. So he might still get a second go as an Impact Player. If not, Royals might go back to left-armer Kuldip Yadav, who did well on IPL debut last week, picking up 1 for 18 in three overs.

Both team XI Probable

Gujarat Titans(GT)- 

Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Joshua Little, Mohammed Shami

Rajasthan Royals (RR)- 

Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma


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