IPL 2022 – The BEST Gujarat Titans Playing XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore
Gujarat Titans (GT), who are currently atop the points table, will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their final group stage encounter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. On May 19, the match will be contested at Mumbai’s renowned Wankhede Stadium (Thursday).
The Titans defeated the defending champions, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), by a comfortable margin of seven wickets with five balls to spare. Going into the playoffs, the newcomers would hope to win their last group stage encounter and maintain their winning streak.
The Gujarat Titans may wish to rest some of their players in order to prepare for the crucial qualifier 1. As a result, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, and Pradeep Sangwan might replace David Miller, Mohammed Shami, and Matthew Wade.
Let’s take a look at the BEST Gujarat Titans Playing XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha open the innings
Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper-batter, scored 67 runs in 57 balls against the defending champions CSK in their last match. As a result of his outstanding batting effort, he was named player of the match. In the subsequent match, the right-handed batsman will attempt to replicate his performance.
Shubman Gill, an Indian batsman, got off to a good start in the previous match but was unable to turn it into a large score. Going forward, the right-handed batter would like to perform well for the new participants as the competition nears its conclusion.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz strengthens the middle order
The GT team management may wish to give the outstanding batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz a chance in the next match against RCB. He could take the place of Australian hitter Matthew Wade. The 20-year-old has played 20 T20 matches for Afghanistan and has scored 534 runs with a strike rate of 137.63. He has also stroked three fifties for his country and will be eager to represent GT.
Hardik Pandya, Dominic Drakes, and Rahul Tewatia come in as the all-rounders
Hardik Pandya, despite some superb knocks, has struggled to score runs regularly. In the previous game, the right-handed batsman scored only seven runs and gave up only eight runs while bowling. Pandya has a wealth of expertise and would like to put it all to use in order to help his club win their first IPL title in their debut season.
Rahul Tewatia did not bowl or bat in the previous match, but he is expected to start the next one. Meanwhile, the GT team management would like to give West Indies all-rounder Dominic Drakes a chance in the upcoming match while resting their famous South African batsman David Miller.
Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, and Pradeep Sangwan form the bowling
In their previous match, GT bowlers outperformed the defending champions CSK. Indian bowlers such as R Sai Kishore and Yash Dayal bowled with solid line lengths and would be looking to duplicate their efforts in the upcoming encounter. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami may be rested against RCB in favor of Pradeep Sangwan.
Express Pacers Alzarri Joseph and Rashid Khan both took wickets against the defending champions CSK and will seek to replicate that success against RCB. So far, both bowlers have been quite frugal and have taken some crucial wickets for their teams. It remains to be seen whether they can maintain their outstanding form with the ball in front of them.