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Tata IPL 2022: RCB VS GT- Royals to challenge Titans

With Qualification written in bold for Gujarat Titans, the Hardik Pandya led franchise marches towards the Royal Challengers Bangalore, aiming to kick them out of the tournament, maintain their stability at number one and get two more points (20 currently). On the other hand, RCB, which are one position down of the qualification criteria, will not only need a run-rate-packed victory but also hope for one of their biggest rivals- Mumbai Indians- to win against Delhi on Saturday or they join CSK, KKR, and MI on their way out of the season.

When they last Met: Virat Kohli, who is not having the best of seasons, scored a 58. Accompanying him was young talent Rajat Patidar who scored 52. However, David Miller who suddenly got back his form this season after years, scored a 39*, and Rahul Tewatia, who was 7 runs shy of a half-century(Not out) , helped Gujarat chase the 170 target. Will the drought of runs end for Virat Kohli in this encounter?

Player to watch out for: Wanindu Hasaranga, who is just one wicket short of equaling Yuzvendra Chahal’s most wickets feat, bowled 3-15 in the last match against Punjab Kings, which was the best figure of the match.

Probable 11

RCB: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

GT: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.

The Game begins at 7:30 pm at Wankhede Stadium (Live streaming on Star Sports and Disney Hotstar)

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