Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be facing each other in the 43rd match of IPL 2022, to be played at Brabourne Stadium. GT is playing their inaugural IPL season, while RCB reached the playoffs last season. So far in the current season, GT is at the top of the table with seven wins and one loss, while RCB is at the fifth position with five wins and four losses. Both the teams have played once at the Brabourne Stadium this season, with GT defeating PBKS while RCB losing to SRH in their only match at this ground.
The opening pair has been very inconsistent for Gujarat Titans this season. Wriddhiman Saha’s fifty in the last game was a refreshing knock for GT and the wicket-keeper batsman would like to continue this form. The middle order of Hardik Pandya, David Miller, and Rahul Tewatia is in brilliant form. Rashid Khan has also shown that he is no less with the bat. Their bowling lineup of Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Rashid Khan, and Yash Dayal has been good as well. The only issue is their express pacer Ferguson leaking a lot of runs at times.
Having been bowled out at 115 and 68 in the last two matches, RCB needs to work a lot on their batting. Their top-3 needs to score more runs for the team. Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed have been the only two consistent batters for them in the middle order. Among their bowlers Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel have been excellent this season.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match 43 between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022:
1 – GT and RCB will be facing each other for the first time in the IPL.
100 – Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya will be playing his 100th IPL match.
1 – Dinesh Karthik needs one more run to reach 6500 runs in T20 cricket.
2 – Mohammed Siraj needs to take two wickets to reach 50 wickets for RCB in the IPL. He will become the fifth bowler to reach the milestone with the other four being Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Vinay Kumar, and Zaheer Khan.
7 – Gujarat Titans have won seven of their first eight matches, becoming the only franchise to do so in IPL history.
19 – Glenn Maxwell needs to score 19 runs to reach 8000 runs in T20 cricket. He will become the fourth Australian to 8000 T20 runs after Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, and David Warner.
68 – RCB were bowled out for 68 in the only match they played at Brabourne Stadium this season. This is the lowest total of the ongoing IPL season and the only total below 110.
8 – Faf du Plessis (292) needs eight fours to complete 300 fours in the IPL.
1 – Glenn Maxwell (99) is one inning away from reaching 100 innings in the league.
1 – Mohammed Shami (149) requires just one scalp to complete 150 wickets in T20 cricket.
4 – Hardik Pandya (46) requires four scalps to complete 50 wickets in the tournament.
4 – Josh Hazlewood (96) is four scalps away from completing 100 wickets in T20 cricket.
2 – Rahul Tewatia (48) is two fours away from reaching 50 fours in the cash-rich league.
5 – Wriddhiman Saha (345) is five fours away from reaching 350 fours in T20 matches.
1 – Shahbaz Ahmed (49) is one game away from featuring in 50 matches in T20 cricket.
5 – Alzarri Joseph (45) needs five wickets to get to 50 wickets in T20 games.
1 – Hardik Pandya (99) is one grab away from completing 100 catches in T20 matches.
82 – Faf du Plessis (7418) requires 82 runs to get to 7500 runs in T20 cricket.