IPL 2023 Match 70 Prediction (GT vs RCB) : Will GT kill RCB’s hopes of qualifying for the playoffs? Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Today’s second thriller of the day in IPL 2023 between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore (GT vs RCB) is being held in Hyderabad. This is the last league match of the season and expected to be a high voltage one. On one side is the title holder GT which has been tremendous throughout this season and become the first team to qualify for playoffs. Currently, GT tops the IPL points table with 18 points by winning 9 out of 13 matches. Though, the upcoming match will just be a formality for GT to play, but its winning or losing can change the course of IPL qualifiers ahead as today’s match will decide the fate of RCB, MI and RR.

On the other side is the home team RCB which is an inch away from sealing its spot in playoffs. In the previous match, RCB routed RR by 112 runs which not only gave it 2 points but also a big jump in its NRR. Currently, RCB ranks 4th in the IPL standings with 14 points in its bag which is equal to the points held by RR & MI, thanks to the better NRR which puts RCB ahead of both the teams in the points table. In order to secure its place in playoffs, Du Plessis led side needs to register a win in this game that too with a big margin so as to avoid any NRR jeopardy. As RCB has bounced back strongly in the past few matches, the team is expected to give a tough fight to the title holders.

GT vs RCB : Match Details

Venue : M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST 

Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Image of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

GT vs RCB : Pitch Report

The wicket at Chinnaswamy is quite favourable for batters. Moreover, the short dimensions of the ground along with a quick outfield further favours batters. The pitch also starts to support slow bowlers with the progression of the match by offering them better turn and grip. Overall, the game is expected to a high scoring one.

Out of the 87 IPL matches played at Chinnaswamy Stadium, 37 have been won by the team batting first whereas 46 by the chasers.

Any score above 190 runs is a good total to defend on this pitch.

The captain winning the toss should bowl first.

GT vs RCB : Head to Head

Both teams have played twice against each other in IPL history out which both teams have won one game each.

Poster of IPL 2023 match 70 between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore

GT vs RCB : Team Playing XI Prediction

Gujarat Titans (GT)

  • Shubman Gill
  • Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • David Miller
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Noor Ahmad

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • Virat Kohli
  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Anuj Rawat
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Dinesh Karthik (WK)
  • Suyash Prabhudessai
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Karn Sharma
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Josh Hazlewood

GT vs RCB : Best Performers’ Prediction

Best Batsman

Faf du Plessis

The RCB skipper has successfully led its team’s campaign with his batting skills. The South-African batter is currently leading the race of Orange Cap by smashing 702 runs in 13 matches with a mind blowing batting average of 58.5 and a stupendous strike rate of 153.95. The ace opener has played an anchoring role by being a consistent run scorer for RCB with 8 half-centuries in 13 games. Since in today’s match it’s a matter of RCB’s qualification for playoffs, the skipper is expected to play an explosive innings.

Best Bowler

Rashid Khan

The top notch Afghan bowler has been in a terrific form during this IPL season by being the leading wicket taker for GT. The 24-year-old is currently ranking second in the Purple Cap standings with 23 wickets in 13 matches with a decent average of 18 and a restricted economy rate of 7.96. Since the pitch at today’s venue is supportive of spinners, Khan is expected to wreck havoc on the opponent batters.

GT vs RCB : Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore are most likely to win the game.

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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