- The Rajasthan Royals have dropped three of their last four games.
- After three straight wins, GT lost their most recent game.
- RR beat GT by three wickets in their first meeting in IPL 2023 this season.
The 48th match of the IPL 2023 will take place on Friday, May 5, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Gujarat Titans (GT). Both sides are anticipated to put up a great showing in this match after putting on impressive displays this season. The Titans, who are in first place in the points standings, have won six of their last nine games. They have already won three straight games, although they recently lost to the Delhi Capitals. With Aman Hakim Khan contributing a half-century, the Capitals scored 130 runs in 20 overs. The Titans suffered three wicket losses during the powerplay and were unable to bounce back. Despite the efforts of Hardik Pandya, Abhinav Manohar, and Rahul Tewatia, the team was unable to successfully chase down their target, scoring only 125 runs for the loss of six wickets and dropping the match by five runs.
With five wins in their first nine games of the season, the Royals are currently sitting in fourth place in the standings. The Royals batted first in their most recent match against the Mumbai Indians and amassed 212 runs in 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets, with Yashasvi Jaiswal recording his first IPL century. Ravichandran Ashwin emerged as the most successful bowler for the Royals with two wickets for 27 runs in four overs, helping the Mumbai Indians knock down the mark in 19.3 overs.
RR Vs GT Head To Head:
In the IPL, RR and GT have already met four times, including in the final championship match of the last season. Out of these contests, GT has won three of them. However, the Royals were able to defeat GT in their first meeting this year by successfully chasing down a target of 178 runs in the final over.
Expected Top Performers For RR And GT:
Probable Best Batsman
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been having a remarkable season for the Royals, having amassed 428 runs in nine matches, featuring a century and three half-centuries. He is currently the second highest run-scorer of the IPL 2023 season and is a strong contender for the coveted Orange Cap. With his prowess to score big and provide a sturdy foundation to the team’s top-order, Jaiswal will be looking forward to delivering another splendid performance against the defending champions.
Probable Best Bowler
An experienced pace bowler, has claimed eight wickets and displayed economical bowling in all six matches he has played in the IPL 2023 so far. The Royals should be wary of Sharma’s crafty bowling skills, as he will be determined to take more wickets in the upcoming match.
Probable Best Wicketkeeper:
Jos Buttler has had a reasonably good season, having scored 289 runs in nine matches. However, he seems to have lost his touch lately, with only 85 runs in his previous five innings. Nonetheless, Buttler’s impressive IPL average and strike rate of 39.00 and 148.64 respectively make him a valuable addition to the team for the RR vs GT match.
Probable Best All-Rounder:
Hardik Pandya has regained his form, scoring 28, 66, 13, 26, and 59 in his last five innings. He has contributed 213 runs and picked up two wickets in eight matches so far, which is quite impressive. Considering his current form and the conditions expected in the upcoming match, Pandya is a crucial pick for your Dream11 prediction team for the RR vs GT encounter.
Additional Stats Of RR And GT:
RR highest score against GT: 159
GT highest score against RR: 181
Most runs for RR: 182 (Jos Buttler)
Most runs for GT: 177 (David Miller)
Most wickets for RR: 3 (Trent Boult & Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for GT: 6 (Hardik Pandya & Mohammed Shami)
Most catches for RR: 2 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer & Sanju Samson)
Most catches for GT: 4 (David Miller & Rahul Tewatia)
Lowest total defended by RR against GT: 162
Lowest total defended by GT against RR: 167
Both teams appear to be evenly matched in terms of their strengths. However, one of the teams seems to be in better form with their bowling. Although Rajasthan Royals (RR) has been performing well in the batting department, their captain has not been able to convert his good starts into significant scores. Nonetheless, if Trent Boult finds his rhythm and with support from Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin, RR could prove to be a formidable challenge for Gujarat Titans (GT). If the pitch is slow, GT might struggle to set a decent target or chase one down effectively. Consequently, RR is expected to have a slight advantage in the match prediction.