Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Gujarat Lions will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 20th game of the Indian Premier League. The first phase of the Indian Premier League has been completed as bottom-table players as Suresh Rana will lead Gujarat to square off against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The sides are coming into the contest on the back of defeats and have collected two points at the moment. While RCB have lost four times this season so far and are last in the points table.On one side, Royal Challengers Bangalore look strong on paper but things have gone the perfect way as side will want to win the game to turn their campaign around when they meet Lions at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. The poor form of Chris Gayle has seen consistent changes in the opening slots while bowling has not gelled well. Shane Watson and Chris Gayle might in their twilight zone of their T20 careers as they have looked weary on the field. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli will have to produce sensational stuff to put the side back on the track to qualify for playoffs. Challengers will want recap their last season’s dominance over Gujarat as de Villiers and Kohli scored 437 runs with three centuries to break all records. Will it be third time charm or will Gujarat rule the roost.
Gujarat opted for star-studded top order that did not go as planned by no focus on bowling side that led them to lose two games in a comprehensive manner. Andrew Tye and Ravendra Jadeja seemed to have added potency in the bowling attack as Praveen Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni have been fairly ordinary to say the least. Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik have chipped with runs for Gujarat this season but bowling has let them down in a big way.
It could be big game for both side as Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will determine which among two sides will go the distance.