RCB is at the 5th spot and this is a must-win match for them if they want to make their chances possible for the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at the probable playing 11 team for both sides in their head to head contest.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are opening for RCB. Kohli is still struggling with his form while Faf du Plessis is in mixed form now. He scored 73 off 50 against SRH.
Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik form RCB’s strong middle-order. Shahbaz Ahmed has also displayed his batting skills in 1 or 2 matches. Maxwell and Patidar look in good form.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed handle the spin department for RCB and they are doing a good job so far. Hasaranga is currently the 2nd highest wicket taker.
Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Josh Hazlewood are at the pace attack and Patel and Hazlewood are performing well.
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
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GT opening slot Saha and Shubman Gill are in good shape. Saha has been performing quite impressively after he replaced Matthew Wade. Wade is now back to the playing 11 but not as an opening batsman.
GT captain Hardik Pandya is struggling a little with the form after starting the season with a good form. Other middle-order batters, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia are taking the charge are handling the middle-order stability. Miller currently has an average of 57.83.
Sai Kishore has been impressive and he will partner with Rashid Khan for the spin attack while Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal and Hardik Pandya are taking care of the pace attack. Shami is the leading wicket taker with 18 wickets so far, followed by Rashid Khan with 16 wickets.
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami