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Virat Kohli’s RCB Vs Suresh Raina’s GL, IPL10 2017 18 April 20th Match preview

Virat Kohli’s RCB Vs Suresh Raina’s GL, IPL10 2017 18 April 20th Match preview
Written by Pallavi Parmar

IPL10 2017 20th match is between two bottom teams Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Gujarat Lions. In this season of IPL10 RCB have won just one match in played five games. On the other side Gujarat Lions have also won only one match played out of four matches. These both teams are ready for clash after losing their last matches. Gujarat Lions lost to Mumbai Indians by six wickets, Sunrisers Hyderabad by nine wickets and beaten up Rising Pune Supergiants by seven wickets. While Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Rising Pune Supergiants by 27 runs, Mumbai Indians by four wickets, Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets. Now these both teams are set to take on each other today at SCA stadium.

Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (cp), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.

Gujarat Lions

Suresh Raina (cp), Akshadeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dhaval Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik, Brandon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andre Tye.

Here are sneak preview of IPL 2017 20th match

IPL10 season 2017, 20th match is between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions.

When and Where

This 20th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between RCB Vs GL is
taking place today 18 April at 8pm Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Royal Challengers Bangalore likely XI

Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal, S Arvind, Tymal Mills.

Gujarat Lions likely XI

Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Munaf Patel.

Head to Head

Both teams played three matches in which Gujarat Lions won one match while Royal Challengers Bangalore won two matches.

Openers

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli

It is a big boost for RCB to have their skipper back. Virat Kohli’s and explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle combination will be different for today’s game. Chris Gayle and Kohli are set to open the innings.

Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith and Brendon Mccullum

Gujarat’s batting line-up boasts of some of the big name players, who are capable of winning the match on their own are Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith. The rakish opener with the company of an equally explosive Brendon McCullum, can turn the heat on the opposition in the first few overs.

Predictions

According to us Royal Challengers Bangalore will hold an edge.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore player AB de Villiers scored 228 runs in three matches against Gujarat Lions last year, most by a player against an opposition team in a single season.
  • RCB’s strength is undoubtedly their batting. Their batsmen who will have to outscore the opposition and cover up for their light bowling attack.
  • They have smashing batting line up Chris Gayle, Shane Watson,Travis Head who are their plus points and they have bowler and spinners like Tymel Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal.

About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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