Gujarat Lions VS Royal Challengers Bangalore – preview, lineup

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | 0

Match Information –
Match of – Gujarat Lions (GL) VS Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Type – Indian Premier League
Match No – Semi-Final
Date – 24th May 2015
Time – 2:30 GMT / 8:00 local
Venue – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Place – Bengaluru
Live Broadcasters –
Ten Action, Ten Sports, Star Sports, Hotstar, Sony Six HD, Sony Kix and some other channels will be showing this match live throughout their respective areas. People can also enjoy this match from the internet as the match will also be available there for them.
Head to Head –
Matches Played – 2
Gujarat Lions – 1
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1
Tie/ Abandon – 0
Bangalore won the last match by 144 runs.
Possible Lineup –
Here is the squad list of these two teams –
Gujarat Lions (GL) –
Dhawal Kulkarni, Sarabjit Ladda, James Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan, Paras Dogra, Jaydev Shah, Dale Steyn, Andrew Tye, Pravin Tambe, Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Shadab Jakati, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Dwayne Smith, Akshdeep Nath, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ishan Kishan, Shivil Kaushik
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
David Wiese, Varun Aaron, Vikramjeet Malik, Abu Nechim, Kane Richardson, Kedar Jadhav, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Vikas Tokas, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul(w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Iqbal Abdulla, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfaraz Khan, Praveen Dubey, Tabraiz Shamsi, Parvez Rasool


Preview –
Gujarat Lions have been exceptionally well in this season as they are the ranked 1 team so far and won most of their games. Although, their batting seemed a bit week in comparison in this season but they are a very balanced team and that’s what matters. They have food bowling side and a capable batting side to get them high scores. Mostly, they are in form and holds the capability to defeat any other team playing in this season. They have done well in the recent past and they won their last 2 matches. They will be confident in this match and will look to create as many opportunity as possible. However, they will be the underdogs in this match.
Bangalore on the other hand has the highest run rate among all the IP teams this season and that just basically tells about the strength of their batting side. Most of the matches that they played, ended us as a huge run-scoring match and they put up quite a big total in every match or won the match with plenty wickets left in hand. They won their last 4 matches in a row and all of them by close to 100+ runs or 6+ wickets. This shows that their bowling side is top notch as well. They will be looking to put up a big total if they bat first or make a fast chase if they bat 2nd.
Prediction –
We predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match.

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