GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match 45 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Apr 28, 2024 1:30 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 27, 2024 10:36 pm IST

GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match 45 Match-Ups

Gujarat Titans will face off against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 45th match of IPL 2024 (3:30 pm) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

RCB have lost seven of their nine matches and one more loss from here on could officially end their playoff hopes. GT, meanwhile, have blown hot and cold as they have just four wins in nine outings.

Let’s decode the key player battles.

Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bengaluru have faced each other 3 times. Gujarat Titans have won 2 times, and Royal Challengers Bengaluru emerged victorious in 1 match.

  1. Shubman Gill vs Mohammed Siraj

Shubman Gill is a pivotal figure in this GT line-up and removing him early will be on Mohammed Siraj’s checklist. Siraj is yet to dismiss Gill in seven IPL meetings. The GT batter has slammed 55 runs in 35 balls (SR: 166.66).

Runs 55
Balls 35
Dismissals 0
Average _
Strike-Rate 166.66
  1. Virat Kohli vs Azmatullah Omarzai

Virat Kohli is in stellar form as he is the leading run-getter of this season with 430 runs (SR: 145.76). he has struggled big time against Rashid Khan. He has been dismissed by Rashid twice across seven IPL meetings. But before that, he will face another Afghanistani, Azmatullah Omarzai. However, Omarzai’s Performance dipped as the tournament progressed. It will be a huge challenge for the speedster how he manages to bowl against the king. Kohli has scored 6 runs off 4 balls in T20I.

Runs 6
Balls 4
Dismissals 0
Average _
Strike-Rate 150.0
  1. Wriddhiman Saha vs Mohammed Siraj

Siraj’s economy in this season’s powerplay is 10.46 ( 2 wickets). He will face Wriddhiman Saha in the powerplay overs. However, Siraj has dismissed Saha thrice in the IPL, while the batter could score with a strike rate of 105.7.

Runs 37
Balls 35
Dismissals 3
Average 12.3
Strike-Rate 105.7
  1. David Miller vs Karn Sharma

David Miller will look to make an impact in this game. He likes attacking spinners and his primary challenge will be against RCB’s Karn Sharma. The duo has faced each other four times in IPL and Karn has dismissed Miller once (Bat SR: 136.84).

Runs 26
Balls 19
Dismissals 1
Average 26.0
Strike-Rate 136.8
  1. Rajat Patidar vs R Sai Kishore

Rajat Patidar has a strike rate of 177.8 against Sai Kishore in the IPL. It will be a great battle to watch out for.

Runs 16
Balls 9
Dismissals 1
Average 16.0
Strike-Rate 177.8

Introducing Rashid Khan quite early inside the powerplay might not be a bad ploy for the Titans. Rashid has dismissed Faf du Plessis thrice and Virat Kohli twice in the IPL so far. Additionally, he has taken Karthik’s wicket thrice. That will also be a great battle if DK bats in the middle

Sandeep Warrier has been impactful in the powerplay. He can throw a huge challenge against Kohli-Faf duo. If Umesh Yadav comes back, he can be dangerous against these two batters as well.

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