Can the defending champions stop Buttler?
- Rajasthan Royals have good balance in batting and a strong attack
- Gujarat banking on incredible bowling group
Rajasthan Royals have a good balance in their batting line-up with the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer. WIth Chahal and Ashwin as spinners, RR are a top side. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.96 to beat Gujarat Titans.
Jos Buttler has been in red-hot form this season, scoring runs at will and winning games for his team. It will be a tough challenge for Gujarat Titans to stop him in his tracks However, they boast of the bets bowling unit in the competition. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.82 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Head-to-head record, GT v RR
In three head-to-head battles between these sides, Gujarat Titans have won all matches, including the final of IPL 2022. Rajasthan Royals will hope they can change their fortunes against them.
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad has traditionally been a good wicket to bat on. With dew likely to play a factor in the evening, the team winning the toss would prefer to bowl first.
Both teams have been performing well this season, but Rajasthan Royals might have the edge due to their strong batting line-up. However, with a formidable bowling group, Gujarat Titans cannot be counted out either.
The average score at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is around 160-170, which is relatively lower compared to other venues. With the pitch likely to assist the spinners, the batsmen will have to work hard for their runs.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Sardar Patel Stadium is expected to be slow and low, which should assist the spinners. The conditions are likely to be hot and humid, which could take a toll on the players.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Josh Little, Alzarri Joseph, Mohit Sharma
RR Predicted playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(C), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal: Given the kind of batters in the Gujarat setup and the big ground dimensions, expect Chahal to play a massive role in the middle overs.
Rashid Khan: The Afghan spinner is one of the best in the world and could be the key to Gujarat Titans’ success. His ability to pick wickets in the middle overs could prove to be crucial.
IPL 2023, Match 23 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
GT v RR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Rajasthan to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RR’s top batter:
Jos Buttler has 182 runs in three matches against Gujarat with a highest score of 89. Back Buttler at 2.96 to be Rajasthan’s top batter!