RCB VS GT: IPL 2023 70th Pre-match Predictions

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans are going to face each other in the 70th match of the 2023 edition of the TATA Indian Premier League, which will also be the last match in the league stages of this year’s edition. Royal Challengers Bangalore, even after starting their campaign well, stumbled and suffered losses. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have had a great tournament so far and would look to finish it well before moving ahead.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date21-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsRoyal Challengers Bangalore VS Gujarat Titans
⚡ Match70
🏟️ VenueBengaluru

RCB Players List and Roles

The RCB squad in the IPL2023.
Virat KohliBatter
Glenn MaxwellAll-Rounder
Mohammad SirajBowler
Faf Du Plessis (c)Batter
Harshal PatelBowler
Wanindu HasarangaBowler
Dinesh KarthikBatter/Wicket-keeper
Shahbaz AhemadAll-Rounder
Rajat Patidar (Ruled Out)Batter
Anuj RawatBatter/Wicket-keeper
Akash DeepBowler
Josh Hazlewood (Ruled Out)Bowler
Mahipal LomrorAll-Rounder
Finn AllenBatter/Wicket-keeper
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatter
Karn SharmaBatter
Siddharth KaulBatter
David WilleyBowler
Reece Topley (Ruled Out)Bowler
Himanshu SharmaBowler
Micheal BracewellAll-Rounder
Manoj BhandageAll-Rounder
Rajan KumarBowler
Avinash SinghBowler
Sonu YadavAll-Rounder

GT Players List and Roles

The GT squad in the IPL2023 tournament.
Hardik Pandya (c)All-Rounder
Shubman GillBatter
David MillerBatter
Abhinav ManoharBatter
Sai SudharsanBatter
Wriddhiman SahaBatter/Wicket-keeper
Matthew WadeBatter/Wicket-keeper
Rashid KhanBowler
Rahul TewatiaAll-Rounder
Vijay ShankarAll-Rounder
Mohammed ShamiBowler
Alzarri JosephBowler
Yash DayalBowler
Pradeep SangwanBowler
Darshan NalkandeAll-Rounder
Jayant YadavAll-Rounder
R Sai KishoreBowler
Noor AhmadBowler
Kane WilliamsonBatter
Odean SmithAll-Rounder
KS BharatWicket-keeper
Shivam MaviAll-Rounder
Urvil PatelWicket-keeper
Joshua LittleBowler
Mohit SharmaBowler

First Face-Off

Gujarat Titans emerged as the champions of the very first edition of IPL they played, the 2022 edition. It was in this tournament itself, that both teams faced each other for the first time ever on 30 April 2022 in the 43rd match of the edition. Sunrisers Hyderabad managed a comfortable win over the Gujarat Titans by 6 wickets because of the sensational performance by Rahul Tewatia.

Previous IPL Results

Both teams have faced each other 2 times in the history of TATA IPL but both have turned out to be one sided matches. While Royal Challengers Bangalore won 1 of these matches, Gujarat Titans managed to win 1 as well. It is expected, as the stakes are high, that it will be a thrilling contest. 

Previous Results

Match DateVenueWinnerMargin
April 30, 2022Brabourne StadiumGujarat Titans6 Wickets
May 19, 2022Wankhede StadiumRoyal Challengers Bangalore8 Wickets

Pre-match Analysis

Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans have been on a winning streak and would like to continue with the same confidence going ahead in the tournament. This match may be the perfect opportunity for them to get back to winning ways.   

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Gujarat Titans Captain Hardik Pandya is back in the form he is known to be in. The Kungfu is finally in the zone to help the Gujarat Titans get the two valuable points and the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s relatively weaker bowling attack, coupled with the batting-friendly pitch, will only help Hardik Pandya to be the best batter of the match between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Mohammed Siraj has bowled really well in this edition of TATA IPL. He not only picked 3 wickets in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s last match against the Lucknow Super Giants but also conceded only 22 runs in his 4 overs in a high-scoring encounter. This is the reason why he may be the best bowler of the match.  

Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Gujarat Titans in the 70th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 21st May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

Chinnaswamy Stadium is considered to be hell for bowlers. The flat pitch, fast outfield, and short boundaries make it a perfect stadium for an absolute run fest. This time too, it will be no different. The team winning the toss would like to chase as the dew might as well settle in making it all the more difficult for the bowlers.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

It is expected to be a cracker of a contest as two strong teams will be against each other and both teams would like to make amends and get a win while the league stages of the tournament come to an end. The form and the merits suggest that Gujarat Titans might emerge victorious and will definitely fancy their home advantage.