IPL 2017, GL vs RCB Match Prediction: Royals Challengers Bangalore will take on Gujarat Lions in the 20th Match of the IPL 2017 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Royals Challengers Bangalore are in desperate need for the win as they have lost four games out of five they have played this season. They have only two points from 5 games and are currently sitting at the last position in the points table. They need to win this match otherwise they could be on the verge of elimination in the starting phase of the IPL.
The things are also not looking good for Gujarat Lions as they have also won only one match in this season so far. They have lost three matches out of four that they have played his season. They are currently sitting at the second last position in the points table.
RCB will start the match under enormous pressure from the fans. They have failed to perform in any match. They batting lineup which was once known for having the most destructive batsman in the lineup have struggled to perform well. Despite having top three batsmen as Gayle, Kohli, de Villers, the team has consistently failed to perform. The things are also not good in the bowling department as they lack and good quality bowler that could win the match on his own.
Tymal Mills who was bought for 12 crores has failed to live up to the expectation. In this match also team will depend on Virat Kohli and Gayle to give them the good start. Then de Villers, Jadhav, Watson need to perform well with the bat. In the bowling department, it has to be seen who are the bowlers that RCB will pick for the match. But they have the likes of Badree, Chahal in the lineup who need to perform well if the team is going to win.
On the other hand, Gujarat has also failed in all department. They have many batsmen in their lineup that could win the match on their own but has failed to live up to their expectation. Their captain will also be not happy with his batting performance in this season so far.
The main thing that has led then down is their bowling attack. They also lack a good quality international bowler with Bravo being injured. They also need to start winning the games soon or their campaign could be over by the end of this month. In this match, their batting lineup will depend on the likes of Brendon, Smith, Raina, Finch. In the bowling department, they will depend on Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni to give them a good strength in the bowling department.
Head to Head Record
Overall: Total Matches – 2, RCB Won – 2, GL Won – 0
IPL 2017, GL vs RCB Match Prediction:
Both the teams look strong and could win this match but considering the quality of players that RCB has and also the pressure on the team will motivate them to perform well in this match. So, RCB will just edge out in this match and go on to win their second match of the season.
GL Predicted XI: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina ©, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Munaf Patel
RCB Predicted XI: Virat Kohli ©, Chris Gayle, Vishnu Vinod, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Adam Milne, Sreenath Arvind, Yuzvendra Chahal
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