Today’s match of IPL 2023 is the clash of champions i.e. Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans (RR vs GT). Talking about the hosts RR, the team started its campaign on a higher node, but lost its track by losing four out of 9 games played till now. They are currently ranked 4th among the top four teams in IPL standings, thanks to their better Net Run Rate which has put them ahead of four other teams who are on the se footing. If RR wins this game, they will jump to the top position in the points table. So, RR will surely won’t want to lose this game, as it will throw them out of the top fours as well.
Coming to the visitors GT, their performance in the last game against Delhi Capitals was quite disappointing. The top team losing out to the bottom team was the biggest upset so far during this season. Though GT’s bowling attack completely routed DC batters with Mohammed Shami claiming marvellous 4/11, the batting front was outrightly collapsed chasing a target of meagre 130 runs. The team will surely look for winning this game as it would maintain their dominance at the top position while losing out will push them to second position.
RR vs GT : Match Details
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date : Friday, May 5, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RR vs GT : Pitch Report
This pitch at Sawai Man Singh Stadium is supportive of both seamers and slow bowlers. The seamers can get help from the pitch if they use variations in deliveries whereas slow bowlers will start to dominate with the progression of the match. For batters, it will take more efforts for them to cross the ropes as the boundaries are bigger.
Anything above 175 is going to be a tough chase.
Out of the 49 IPL matches played here, only 17 have been won by the team batting first whereas 32 by the chasers.
The toss winning captain should field first.
RR vs GT : Head to Head
Both teams have locked horns 4 times in IPL, out of which GT has dominated over RR by 3-1.
(Rajasthan Royals) 1-3 (Gujarat Titans)
RR vs GT : Team XI Prediction
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Jos Buttler
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Sanju Samson (C & WK)
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Dhruv Jurel
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Jason Holder
- Adam Zampa
- Sandeep Sharma
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans (GT)
- Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
- Shubman Gill
- Hardik Pandya (C)
- Vijay Shankar
- David Miller
- Rahul Tewatia
- Rashid Khan
- Noor Ahmad
- Mohammed Shami
- Mohit Sharma
- Joshua Little
RR vs GT : Best Performers Prediction
The ace RR batter has performed superb during this season. So far, he has scored 428 runs in 9 matches at an average of 47.56 and a stupendous strike rate of 159.7. Currently, he is the leading run scorer of RR and placed at 2nd rank in Orange Cap standings. In the previous match, he played an outstanding knock of 124 off 62 balls against Mumbai Indians. The young batter is expected to continue wrecking havoc on the opponents. So, best choice for the batter of the day.
The top Afghan bowler is currently ranked 6th among the top 10 wicket taker in Purple Cap standings. So far, he’s leading wicket taker for GT with 15 hunts in 9 games with an economy rate of 8.56. The leg-break spinner has played a crucial role in ensuring GT’s win in big matches. Since this pitch is favourable for slow bowlers, he is expected to repeat his splendid performance. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
RR vs GT : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
The chasing team is most likely to win the clash
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.