GL vs RCB, 20th Match Preview, Probable XI and other Info

Fixture: Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 20th Match
Time/Date: 2:30 PM GMT/ 8:00 PM Local/ 18 April 2017
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Here we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their Dream team and help them win big.

Match and Pitch Condition

Weather is expected to be clear during the course of the match.

Pitch Condition: In the last match played here, the pitch was batting friendly and GL chased down a target of 172 easily winning by 7 wickets and 12 balls to spare. So the same type of pitch is expected again and with both teams having some world class T20 batsman in their lineup, a high scoring game can be expected.

 

Statistics

  • RCB have a win-loss ratio of 2:1 against GL as they won both games at their home ground.
  • Kohli’s three innings against Gujarat – 100(63), 109(55), and 0(2).
  • AB de Villiers’ three innings against Gujarat – 20(16), 129(52) and 79(43).
  • Last year’s match scorecard between RCB and GL:

GL vs RCB scorecard, 19th Match, IPL 9

RCB vs GL scorecard, 44th Match, IPL 9

RCB vs GL scorecard, Qualifier 1, IPL 9

Team News

Both teams have won only one match each in the tournament and are holding the last two positions in the points table. Although Gujarat Lions have played one game less than their counterpart, they still can’t afford to lose one more match. On a batting friendly wicket and both teams having some of the best big hitters in their ranks, this match is expected to be one hell of a cracker.

Gujarat Lions:

  • Dwayne Bravo had the full training session again yesterday after one in last week and he tweeted this “I’m so looking forward to getting back on the park again feels good to be a part of full training again “. Going by this tweet, one can assume he may play in the today’s clash against RCB.

Link: https://twitter.com/DJBravo47/status/853938812971560963

  • If DJ Bravo is fit, either Jason Roy or Andrew Tye would have to make way for DJ Bravo.
  • If DJ Bravo is not fit, there still would be a toss up between Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch and Jason Roy for the two foreign player’s slot.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • RCB would also be worried for their 4th foreign player option after both Shane Watson and Chris Gayle have failed continuously. They might look to give Travis Head one more try as they can’t afford another loss.
  • Mandeep Singh also hasn’t been in form lately but RCB camp would want to give him another chance as they don’t have many options.
  • Also, there is a slight chance that they might bring in Chris Gayle ahead of Shane Watson and Travis Head because of the flat pitches in Rajkot and ordinary bowling lineup of Gujarat Lions.
  • Also, there is a chance Tymal Mills may come back in place of Adam Milne or Samuel Badree as he missed the last match as he was sick.

 

Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)

If Dwayne Bravo plays:

Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Munaf Patel.

If Dwayne Bravo misses out:

Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Munaf Patel.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle/Travis Head/Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav(wk), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Adam Milne, Yuzvendra Chahal, Samuel Badree.

 

My Dream11 pick

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Squads

Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Suresh Raina(c), Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Koushik, Shadab Jakati, Aaron Finch, Nathu Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Pradeep Sangwan, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo.

Royals Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod (wk), Travis Head, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Harshal Patel, Aniket Chaudhary, Iqbal Abdulla, Praveen Dubey, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake, Adam Milne, Avesh Khan.

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