RR vs GT | Match 48 | IPL 2023 Preview & Prediction


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RR vs GT is a keenly awaited fixture as Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson will come face to face for the second time in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Rajasthan Royals (RR) have ten points from nine games, while Gujarat Titans (GT) have registered six wins so far.

RR vs GT Preview | Team Analysis & Squad Details

Here’s a closer look at RR and GT – team analysis, squad, head-to-head record, and prediction. 

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

RR will bank on its opening duo to provide a quickfire start in the powerplay. Though Jos Buttler hasn’t been among runs lately, the Englishman remains the most dangerous batter in the playing 11. Buttler’s opening pair Yashasvi Jaiswal is the player to watch out for. He scored a stellar maiden IPL hundred in the defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI) last week. 

RR will depend on Trent Boult to provide them with breakthroughs in the powerplay. The New Zealand pacer has ten wickets so far. Ravichandran Ashwin has slowly emerged as the Royals’ top bowler this season. He has 13 wickets at an economy of 7.22. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal, who reached double-figures in the first four games, has struggled in the last few games. 

RR Squad 

  • Sanju Samson (captain)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Riyan Parag
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Trent Boult
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Adam Zampa
  • Jason Holder
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Obed McCoy
  • KM Asif
  • Donovan Ferreira
  • Joe Root
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Kuldip Yadav
  • KC Cariappa
  • Abdul P A
  • Kunal Rathore
  • Kuldeep Sen
  • Akash Vashisht

Gujarat Titans (GT)

The Titans’ head coach Ashish Nehra will be demanding more consistency from his middle-order batters. Against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, experienced Wrridhiman Saha and David Miller went back to the pavilion without scoring. Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar made just 12 runs between them. Titans’ skipper Hardik Pandya fought a lone battle, but GT fell short by five runs. 

GT’s bowling attack has lived up to its hype this season. Mohammed Shami leads from the front with 17 wickets, while Afghanistan duo Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad produced some excellent performances. Mohit Sharma, who completed 100 IPL wickets in the last game, and Joshua Little have done a decent job so far. 

GT Squad 

  • Hardik Pandya (captain)
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Shubman Gill
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Abhinav Manohar
  • David Miller
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Joshua Little
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Odean Smith
  • R Sai Kishore
  • Urvil Patel
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Matthew Wade
  • KS Bharat
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Pradeep Sangwan
  • B Sai Sudharsan
  • Darshan Nalkande
  • Yash Dayal

RR vs GT – Head-to-Head

The Titans have won three of the four fixtures against the Royals in IPL. The inaugural champions’ only win over the Titans came this season. Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer starred in the three-wicket win at Narendra Modi Stadium. 

IPL 2023 Stats – RR & GT

  • Most Runs: Yashasvi Jaiswal – 428 runs (RR); Shubman Gill – 339 runs (GT)
  • Highest Wickets: Ravichandran Ashwin – 13 wickets (RR); Mohammed Shami – 17 wickets (GT)
  • Most Sixes: Yashasvi Jaiswal – 18 sixes (RR); Vijay Shankar – 12 sixes (GT)

Winner Prediction – RR vs GT

RR is the favorite to pick up two points against GT at home. However, the Ahmedabad-based outfit is yet to lose a match away from home this season. It could be a riveting match, with RR having the last laugh.  

Final Thoughts on RR vs GT

With RR eyeing a top spot and GT aiming to extend their lead at the top, the IPL match 48 promises plenty of exciting action. 

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