Date: May 5, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
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In the match 48 of the Indian Premier League 2023, Rajasthan Royals will face off against Gujarat Titans at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The hosts RR are currently amongst the best performing teams in the IPL, but their recent loss against MI would have pegged them back slightly. GT are in the same category too, but their last over loss against DC at home isn’t going to impress their team management one bit. That’s why, the upcoming encounter between Rajasthan and Gujarat is crucial for both teams to get some momentum back in their IPL campaign.
The pitches at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur have been a happy hunting ground for spinners over the years in IPL. The average first innings score at this venue overall in the tournament is 159, but it has increased to 178 in the current season. So, a total of around 180 is definitely a possibility in the upcoming RR vs GT clash.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s first-ever century in the previous match of the IPL 2023 in the city of dreams would have really buoyed the Rajasthan Royals team management with the likes of Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer not amongst the runs. The captain Sanju Samson needs to step up for RR with the bat in their upcoming matches to ensure that the team gets through to the playoffs at the end of the league stage. The bowlers, including Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, and R Ashwin, have been curtailing runs and picking wickets consistently for the Royals, but they need support from other bowlers to end up on the winning side, more often than not.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RR
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal (Potential Impact Player - Riyan Parag for Yuzvendra Chahal)
Shubman Gill and captain Hardik Pandya have been amongst the runs for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023, but their rate of scoring isn’t ideal in recent matches. David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, and Rahul Tewatia are making up for the comparatively slow starts from the top order, although, they can’t be relied upon to do the job in every match, as was the case against DC in their previous encounter. In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan are leading the pack for GT, while the support in recent matches from Noor Ahmad and Mohit Sharma has helped them immensely too.
SportsTiger Playing XI of GT
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma (Potential Impact Player - Joshua Little for Vijay Shankar)
Rajasthan Royals are playing at the fortress Sawai Mansingh Stadium in their upcoming encounter against the Gujarat Titans. The familiarity with home conditions will allow RR to have the advantage against GT in a keenly contested match such as this one.
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