IPL 2022 Match 43 - Gujarat Titans Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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The 43rd match of the 2022 season of the IPL is between two solid teams Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both these teams have been impressive this season, and have got 5 wins each and look well set to finish in the top 4. Gujarat have lost only once this season. Let's take a look at his match from a betting perspective with odds provided by Bet365. 

Betting Pick Betting Odds  @Bet365
Gujarat Titans to win.  1.90
RCB to hit the most sixes 2.05
GT to have the Highest Opening Partnership 1.90
Hasaranga to be RCB’s top bowler 3.50

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Team News And Tournament So Far 

Gujarat Titans

The Gujarat Titans, the other new IPL 2022 team, have also done well to build a formidable squad. The most notable acquisition for the Gujarat franchise for their first IPL season was Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan, arguably the best T20I bowler in the world, who has left Sunrisers Hyderabad to spearhead the Titans’ bowling attack, which also includes Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson.

In contrast, England's white-ball specialist opener Jason Roy's departure from the IPL 2022 prompted the Gujarat Titans to sign another Afghanistan star, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, as his replacement, while all-rounders Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, and Rahul Tewatia give balance to the side.

In Gujarat Titan’s first match against Lucknow Super Giants, veteran pacer Mohammed Shami (3/25) bowled a blazing opening spell that knocked the wind out of the Lucknow Super Giants' top order before Deepak Hooda (55 off 41 balls) and Ayush Badoni (54 off 41 balls) hit fifties to help Lucknow score 158 for six.

The Gujarat Titans were then led over the line by skipper Hardik Pandya (33), all-rounder Rahul Tewatia (40 not out), Matthew Wade (30), and David Miller (30), for a stunning victory in their first ever IPL match. Though they lost their second match, GT bounced back brilliantly to defeat the Delhi Capitals in their third match for 3 wins in 3 matches. 

GT are currently on top of the league table having lost only 1 match so far. They are the only team in the league with 6 wins already, and have 4 wins in their last 5 matches. 

Gujarat Titans probable playing XI : Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (capt), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

RCB started the season poory despite posting a mammoth score against Punjab Kings. However, their bowling was torn apart by the PBKS batsmen and they chased down 206. In the second game, RCB almost suffered a humiliating defeat as they struggled to chase down a very low score set up by KKR, but eventually managed to record their first win of the season. 

Glenn Maxwell, who recently married, will miss at least the first two games of Royal Challengers Bangalore, while his Australian counterparts Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrendorff will miss the first three games since the Australian players would not be available until April 6.

Mohammed Siraj (2/59 in 4 overs) and Akash Deep (1/38 in 3 overs) both cost too much. While Mohammed Siraj will face RR for the first time, Akash Deep may be replaced by Siddharth Kaul.

They lost their last two matches but had won 2 in a row before that and are generally looking good enough to finish in the top 4 this season. 

RCB Probable XI - Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj 

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Both these teams have equal odds of 1.90 to win this match, a testament to their competitiveness and solid performances in the league so far. 

Top Team Batsman

RCB opener FAF Du Plessis is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 2.87. He played a brilliant innings in the first game but it went in vain eventually. His opening partner Virat Kohli has odds of 3.00. Dinesh Karthik has odds of 6.00 to be the top batsman.

The Gujarat Titans have many solid batsmen up the order as well, with Shubhman Gill the favourite to be the top scorer at 3.25 after his stunning innings in the previous 2 matches, followed by captain Hardik Pandya at 4.00.

Highest Opening Partnership 

Gujarat Titans are favourites at 1.90 to have the highest opening partnership as they have Mathew Wade and Shubhman Gill as their openers, and Gill has been one of the most in-form openers in the league so far. RCB haven't had a successful opening pairing as such yet, though Du Plessis is in decent form.

Top Team Bowler

Last year’s top wicket-taker Harshal Patel is RCB’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 3.50, followed by Hasaranga also at 3.50.

Rashid Khan is the clear favourite from GT to be their top bowler with odds of 3.75, while Shami had a great outing in the previous match and also has odds of 3.75.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 343.5 runs in this match are 1.91. This is an interesting bet as both these teams have a deep batting line up.    

Individual Player Betting

  • Du Plessis to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.81, and it’s a solid bet as he is one of the best batsmen in the league and also in form. Hardik Pandya to score more than 28.5 runs also has odds of 1.83, which is also a tempting bet as he has been on fire for the Titans.
  • RCB to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.05, which can be tempting with Du Plessis, Kohli, Karthik and Rutherford all capable of clearing the boundary. While GT have players like Wade and Hardik Pandya who can hit big, and have odds of 1.90.
  • Harshal Patel to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.75 which is a given with his experience and form, while Shami to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.50. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans Live Streaming

The official broadcasting rights of the IPL are with Star Sports, who use four different channels to telecast the league in various regional languages. The official streaming partner is Hotstar, which charges a premium for customers who want to catch live streaming GT Vs RCB on their phones or laptops. 

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