On April 10, Wednesday, Rajasthan Royals take on Gujarar Titans in a match in the 2024 IPL at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. RR have been dominant in this season of the IPL and are ranked right at the top of the standings at the moment. GT, on the other hand, seem to have some loopholes.

RR have a well-balanced outfit, and it appears as if they have covered all their bases in this tournament. They seem to be the only team whose batting, bowling and fielding departments appear to be in top shape. Backed by a vociferous Jaipuria crowd, RR will have a massive advantage over GT.

GT experienced the departure of their skipper Hardik Pandya to Mumbai Indians this season. Now, they have a new captain, Shubman Gill. He has a lot of expectations on his shoulders, and it is not yet clear if he can come out better by the end of it. RR will know how to target the weaknesses of GT.

Predicted Teams

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal.

GT: Shubman Gill (c), Sharath BR (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma.

Key Players

Sanju Samson (RR): Skipper Sanju Samson holds all the aces for RR in this game, and he will be expected to score at a brisk pace. The wicketkeeper-batter comes in at number three and plays at a rate that inspires his teammates. He will play a big role for RR in this game.

Sai Sudharsan (GT): Opener Sai Sudharsan, who plies his trade for Tamil Nadu in India’s domestic cricket, is one of the key players for GT. The southpaw is known to hit the ball at a good rate and play it on the rise without bothering to lean forward. This trait of his shall help him a lot in this game format.

Match Prediction

RR are the downright favourites to win this game over GT. They have been one of the best teams on offer this season, and will hope to continue in their rich vein of form. GT will have to come up with something extraordinary in order to challenge RR in these favourable conditions.

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru – 11.04.2024 Prediction

Mumbai Indians take on the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in a match in IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 11, Thursday. The home team have all the arsenal to attack the visiting side with. They will want to express the advantage they have over them. MI have not been in the best of forms this season.

RCB too have been in the same boat as MI this season. These two giants of the IPL need to refigure their ways and go about things in a much more calculated way. MI will have home advantage to their favour in this game whereas RCB will have to rely upon the quality of players that they have in their ranks.

Virat Kohli, who scored a century in the last game that he played for RCB, will have to put up a good showing in this game at the Wankhede as well. For MI, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya will hope they can pick a combination of players who can stand the test of time and not get too fazed by the RCB challenge.

Predicted Teams

MI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah.

RCB: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Saurav Chauhan, Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal.

Key Players

Tilak Varma (MI): Young left-hander Tilak Varma, who represents Hyderabad in domestic cricket, is one of the most vital players for MI in this game. Batting in the middle order, Varma is known to take the attack to the opposition bowlers and dominate them. He also knows how to rotate the strike well.

Dinesh Karthik (RCB): Veteran finisher Dinesh Karthik is one of the key players for RCB due to the quality he offers to them lower down the order. Asked to keep wickets while leaving Anuj Rawat out of the side, Karthik did that well at his advanced age. He remains one of the players to watch out for.

Match Prediction

Neither of these two teams appear to have an advantage over the other in this game. While MI have struggled to chase totals, RCB have failed to set them. Yet, with the home crowd behind MI all the way in this game, we expect them to win it by a decent margin over Faf du Plessis’s RCB.


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