Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions:
This is the weekend and we have 2 matches for today. In the first match we have the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore who will take on the dazzling Gujarat Lions. Match will be of prime importance for both the sides as loss can put aside in a panic situation. The all-important match will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Match will be live at your tv screen 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Last time when these 2 sides played against each other it was Gujrat Lions who won a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Starting from the RCB side who has so far didn’t performed up to the expectations of what they were capable of and now they are just in a situation of ‘do and die’ as they have lost 6 out of 10 games and another loss can send them out of the tournament. Now they need to win 4 out of 4 games if they want to go through the next round. RCB no doubt has the best batsmen of this IPL and the way their captain Virat Kohli has performed and led his side by example it was just incredible to watch. AB De Villiers have supported his captain quite well and scored runs on regular basis for his side. Overall their batsmen were quite good and all of them have played brilliantly with the bat but the one and only thing that is responsible for their such a drastic performance this year is their bowler who couldn’t managed to defend high totals and 5 times they lost the match after giving a target of 150+. Chris Jordan was the new man included in their side and it was expected that he will strengthen the bowling attack but he couldn’t do much for the side and remained quite rusty in bowling. Now their match is against Gujarat Lions who are in a good touch and if they win against them that will boost up their confidence for sure.
Coming towards the Gujarat Lions side who so far has played this tournament quite brilliantly and are just 1 win away from getting into the next round. Gujarat lions as a team have executed their plans quite well and have played attacking cricket in this season. The way Suresh Raina has led his side and showed his captaincy skills it was just incredible to watch. Their openers have played awesome cricket and have destroyed almost every bowling line up they have faced. The only issue Gujarat Lions have faced so far is their middle order where most of their batsmen including their captain isn’t in a very good form and needs to click as soon as possible because their form will be crucial in the knockout stages. Coming towards the Gujarat bowling where their bowlers have done a brilliant job and supported their batsmen a lot. Praveen Kumar has done a great job for his team the way he contained the runs and bowled so far is just incredible.
The match will be played at Bangalore where in the second innings pitch will favors the batsmen much due to dew factor. Sky is clear and there is no chance of rain.