Gujarat Titans are the first and the only team so far to qualify for the playoffs of the ongoing edition of the tournament. They have been a dominant force since the commencement of the season. The team’s batting line-up consists of pinch hitters that could clear the rope on any given day. Wriddhiman Saha has been providing a robust start with the bat while the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami have been very crucial with the ball. The IPL debutants will like to conclude the league stage on a higher note before playing the Qualifier the next week. With 20 points, GT are atop the points table at the moment.
On the other end, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a must-win situation. A victory on Thursday will keep them alive in the playoffs race and a defeat would lay their hopes on the result of other teams’ fixtures. In their previous game, the 2016 finalists failed miserably while chasing the target of 210 against Punjab Kings (PBKS). The form of Virat Kohli and the pacers leaking runs have been the biggest concerns of the team currently. The Bangalore franchise played 13 games, won seven and lost six fixtures. After registering 14 points, RCB have acquired the fifth position.
GT have the upper hand in the head-to-head competition as they beat RCB earlier this season by six wickets.
RCB: DP World, Exide, and Jio
GT: Ather Energy
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