Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) will face each other in Match No.72 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Sunday, May 22 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The Challengers, led by Faf du Plessis, are currently placed fourth in the table with 14 points and a net run rate of +0.180 thanks to wins in seven out of 13 matches. They will go to the game after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. A win against the Titans will take them through to the playoffs, but a could see them getting knocked out of the competition.
The Titans, on the other hand, are sitting comfortably on top of the table with 18 points and a net run rate of +0.835 courtesy of nine wins from 13 matches. They are already through to the playoffs and are waiting for their opponents for the Qualifier 1 to be played on May 23 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. They defeated the Sunrisers by 34 runs in their previous game.
RCB vs GT head-to-head record
There is not a long history between the two teams as the Titans came into existence only last season.
Here is a look at how the current RCB vs GT head-to-head record stands:
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RCB vs GT IPL match results
As mentioned earlier, both teams have not played a whole lot against each other. But it is pertinent to note that on both instances, the team, batting second, came up trumps.
Here is a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:
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RCB vs GT IPL stats
Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. Kohli, who recently scored his sixth hundred in the IPL, has notched 131 runs against the Titans in two matches. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have scored 73 runs apiece. Hardik Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha also feature in the list.
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Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is the leading wicket-taker in matches between the two teams. Hasaranga, who has been in and out of the team in the ongoing edition, has three wickets to his name. Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan has also picked up three wickets. Pradeep Sangwan, Shahbaz Ahmed and Josh Hazlewood have two wickets apiece.
Best match in the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans head-to-head
Back on April 30, 2022, RCB and GT were involved in a thrilling encounter at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. There was a lot of twists and turns. But in the end, the Titans beat RCB by six wickets with three balls to spare in their innings.
Here is how the match unfolded
After being put in to bat first, RCB racked up a decent score of 170 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis perished for a duck after which Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar took charge of rebuilding the innings. The duo put on 99 runs for the second wicket to bring the RCB innings back on track. Kohli, who was not in great form last time around, scored 58 runs off 53 balls with six fours and a six before Mohammed Shami rattled his woodwork.
Patidar, on the contrary, was fluent after he racked up 52 runs off 32 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He became Pradeep Sangwan’s second victim in the 15th over of the RCB innings. After Kohli and Patidar got out, Glenn Maxwell and Mahipal Lomror played handy cameos.
While Maxwell scored 33 off 18, Lomror threw his bat around for an 8-ball 16. Sangwan was the pick of the bowlers after he finished with figures of 4-0-19-2. Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Rashid Khan and Lockie Ferguson picked up one wicket apiece.
The Titans found themselves in a spot of bother after being reduced to 95 for four in 12.5 overs. Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, and Sai Sudharsan got starts, but failed to convert. Hardik Pandya also failed to contribute with the bat
However, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia made sure that GT went past the finish line. The duo put on 79 runs for the fifth wicket off 40 balls. Even as Miller stayed not out on 39 off 24, Tewatia raced his way to 43 off 25. With six runs needed off the last over, both batter hit one boundary apiece to take GT home.