IPL 2022 – The BEST Gujarat Titans Playing XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore
On April 30, the Gujarat Titans will face a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022 Match 43 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. They will be brimming with confidence after defeating an in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in a last-ball thriller in their previous encounter.
GT sits atop the IPL 2022 points table, having won seven of eight matches and accrued 14 points at a net run rate of +0.371. They have been the most consistent squad in this competition, with all of the players pitching in when needed. The Titans grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat against SRH, and they are unwilling to make any changes and continue with the same successful combination.
Let’s take a look at the BEST Gujarat Titans playing XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill open the innings
Wriddhiman Saha returned to form with a 68-run knock of 38 deliveries at a strike rate of 178.95. While seeking a 196-point target, he created a solid foundation for his team. The seasoned stumper appeared to be on his way to a huge one before being dismissed by an unplayable yorker from Umran Malik.
Shubman Gill, on the other hand, has not impressed thus far. Despite several promising starts, the teenager has been unable to translate them into significant knocks. The talented opener will be eager to redeem himself against the Bangalore bowling assault.
Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, and David Miller solidify the middle order
Umran Malik’s yorker dismissed youngster Abhinav Manohar for a golden duck. The young batsman had a match-winning 28-ball 43 against the Rajasthan Royals and will be looking to recover his form against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the previous encounter, David Miller’s tenure at the crease was also cut short by a thundering delivery from Umran. He can, however, be a match-winner with some outstanding performances in the middle and death overs, such as an undefeated 94 against CSK. He has 237 runs in eight games. Rahul Tewatia has the ability to go berserk in the final over of a run chase, as evidenced by his unbroken 40 off 21 balls in the previous game.
Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan come in as the all-rounders
Hardik Pandya, the skipper, had a rare setback in the last match, scoring only 10 runs. Despite this, the star all-rounder has had a huge effect with the bat, amassing 305 runs from seven matches, including three half-centuries. With only four wickets to his name thus far, the Baroda cricketer will be hoping to make a mark in the wickets column as well.
Rashid Khan has been fantastic as usual this season. This season, the Afghan leggie has eight wickets from as many outings, but more importantly, he has delivered two match-winning runs with the bat. One of them was against the defending champions CSK, while the other was against the Orange Army in their last meeting.
Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, and Mohammed Shami complete the bowling attack
Although Caribbean pacer Alzarri Joseph only took one wicket in the previous game, it was the crucial wicket of opener Abhishek Sharma, who was on course to lead SRH to a massive total. Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand has been averaging above 150 kmph all season, but he appears to have run out of fire and brimstone. He was GT’s most expensive bowler against Hyderabad, going wicketless and allowing 52 runs, 25 of which came in his penultimate over.
Yash Dayal has been one of Gujarat Titans’ most consistent performers, taking seven wickets in four matches. In the previous match, Mohammed Shami was the bowler of choice for Gujarat, finishing with stats of 3/39. In eight outings, the senior pacer has 13 wickets.