GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the GT vs RCB match in IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Gujarat on 28th April, Sunday.

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Shubman Gill's struggling Gujarat Titans are all set to face Faf du Plessis' Royal Challengers Bangalore in match No.45 of IPL 2024 on Sunday, 28th April, at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Gujarat. GT have won four out of nine matches this season and are sitting in the seventh position of the points table. Meanwhile, RCB have won only two in nine games this season and are sitting at the bottom of the points table.

This is the first time GT and RCB will face each other this season. GT will hope to claim the important two points to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs while RCB would like to win the match and gain some confidence boost. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the GT vs RCB match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - IPL 2024

  • Date: 28/4/2024

  • Time: 3:30 pm

  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat

How to watch the GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match?

The Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has changed a lot. It was a solid batting pitch but black soil has been used and now it helps the slower bowlers. Batters will have to score runs in the powerplay because, with the progression of the match, the wicket will get slower and tricky for batting. The average 1st innings total in T20 internationals is 160 while the 2nd innings total is 140. The Gujarat Stadium has hosted 10 T20I games in the past. Out of those, the team batting first won 6 times and the team bowling first won 5 games. 

The temperature will be around 41 degrees Celsius. Humidity of about 17 percent is expected but there is no chance of rain.

GT vs RCB: Head-to-Head Record

Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other in 3 matches. GT have a slight lead, winning 2 games while RCB have won 1. 

  • Matches played: 3
  • Gujarat Titans won: 2
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 1
  • No result: 0


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Team News

Gujarat Titans

Shubman Gill is the main strength of GT's batting unit. The 2023 Orange Cap winner has scored 304 runs including two fifties this season. He will be desperate to score big this time as he only scored 6 in the last encounter against Delhi. Wriddhiman Saha has struggled throughout the season and GT haven't been able to replace him with someone better. Although he did score 39 runs in the last game, he needs to bring some consistency in his batting.

Sai Sudharsan has scored runs this season but has struggled to improve his strike rate. However, he batted at a strike rate of 166 in the last game which is a huge positive. GT hardly looks like a dangerous team in their middle overs which has been a huge problem for them. David Miller is not having a great season but he did play a good knock against DC in the previous game. So, all eyes will be on him in the next game. 

GT vs RCB IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction -

Rahul Tewatia won GT the game against PBKS but failed to replicate that against DC. Omarzai hasn't been good with the bat either. Their all-rounders have failed to score runs at the death which is another reason why GT are a weak batting side. Shahrukh Khan is getting opportunities continuously and it is time for him to step up.

Rashid Khan has always been a trump card for GT. The Afghanistan spin wizard's four overs are always crucial as he can change the course of the game. He can also score some vital runs, coming to bat in the lower middle order. Sai Kishore won the Player of the Match award against PBKS for scalping four wickets. The left-arm orthodox spinner didn't have a great outing against DC but he would be desperate to deliver a good performance against RCB.

Noor Ahmed is another spinner, GT will bank upon. He grabbed two wickets against PBKS and has bowled some impressive spells this season. Mohit Sharma conceded 73 runs in his 4-over spell against DC which he will try to forget as soon as possible.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have struggled to perform this season and have registered only two victories after featuring in nine games. Except for Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik, none has scored runs consistently. Despite scoring runs and holding the orange cap, pundits have criticized Virat's strike rate at the end. He did play slowly against SRH in the last game and some criticisms are fair too. But, he hasn't got help from the other end in many games. Captain Faf du Plessis has not got himself going other than two matches. Glenn Maxwell is far away from his best and is also injured.

Rajat Patidar scored some valuable runs in the last two games and at a good strike rate. He would like to do the same against GT too. RCB only have some games left in their hands and will try to end the season on a positive note, at least not at the bottom of the table. Will Jacks has gotten some opportunities but hasn't contributed much.

The bowling has always been an issue for RCB. Mohammed Siraj has not looked at his best this season and has not given the start with the new ball RCB have expected from him. But, he bowled a superb spell against SRH in the previous game. RCB have tried many bowlers as their pace variations, but except for Yash Dayal, none has been that good.

Bangalore don't have a top-class spin bowler in their squad to handle the middle overs. They let go of Chahal which is a huge mistake from the management. RCB haven't been able to replace him with someone else. Karn Sharma has qualities but he is not consistent.

RCB did win the last game but it came after 6 devastating losses. They would try to extend that with a victory at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Possible XIs

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill (C), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, A Manohar, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Warrier

Impact Player Subs: Robin Minzq, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Shahrukh Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, SH Johnson, Kartik Tyagi, DG Nalkande, J Little, SS Mishra, J Yadav, UT Yadav, Manav Suthar, BR Sharath

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Impact Player Subs: Anuj Rawat, SS Prabhudessai, S Chauhan, GJ Maxwell, Swapnil Singh, M Bhandage, TK Curran, MJ Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Rajan Kumar, Alzarri Joseph, RJW Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Akash Deep

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