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Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction. Who’ll Win?

Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction. Who’ll Win?

Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajkot on the 18th of April, 2017. Let us find out who’ll win today’s match?

IPL 2017 Prediction : Can Gujarat outweigh RCB?
IPL 2017 Prediction: Can Gujarat outweigh RCB?

Gujarat Lions

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

With the form of McCullum, the Gujarat Lions will be looking at a total in excess of 160+.

McCullum has hit form

Brendon McCullum’s form has hit strong and peaking at the right time for the Gujarat Lions and this ensures that they’re able to get off to a good start and capitalize in the initial 6 powerplay overs – exactly what they did against the Mumbai Indians. Making a strong 66 off 44 balls, McCullum guided his side to a strong first innings total of 176 in the first innings – the Gujarat Lions crossed 160 runs in their first innings, as we predicted in our match prediction.

Kartik’s fiery innings guided GL to strong first innings total

A good start from McCullum was forwarded into a strong first innings total by end over accelerations from Dinesh Karthik’s bat– who made 48 off 26 balls; smashing 2 fours and 2 sixes. The batting gave no reasons for concern for the Gujarat Lions – as a total in excess of 170+ gave them a great chance of squaring up Mumbai Indians and squeezing a win.

The bowling let GL down against MI

The Lions were, however, let down deeply by their bowling – which very well won them their last match. Andrew Tye – who grabbed a five-for in the last match was again impressive with 2 wickets, giving away 34 runs in his 4 overs but the other bowlers had very little to show. None of the Gujarat bowlers went at below 8 to the over and that gave the advantage of the Mumbai Indians of scoring on every bowler – winning with 3 balls to spare, with Rohit Sharma; the Mumbai Indians captain scoring 30+ as we predicted. Having won their last match against RPS, Gujarat is again hit in the points table by this loss.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

It’s appalling that in spite of having all the talent, RCB batting unit failed to chase a modest total of 162 versus RPS. They’ll hope to get to 150 in this clash and should Kohli and Villiers get going, they’ll have no trouble reaching there.

The opening combination is a pickle for RCB

This IPL season perhaps marks the first for RCB where they’re having immense trouble finding the right opening combination. The form of Gayle has become a reason for massive concern; with him being dropped for the second time from the side in the short duration of 2 weeks into the IPL 2017. The losing streak for RCB just isn’t ending and this is probably because the Gayle storm seems to be missing from the RCB – much to the disappointment of the fans, who have been let down by the team’s dismal performance in IPL 2017 thus far.

Star players present – star performance awaited

A 29 run loss against RPS – a side that was at the bottom of the points table means that RCB is now going to have a very tough time to make it to the top of the table. The coming back into the team of Virat Kohli and Villiers has also not resulted in match wins and this will concern RCB the most – with star power with them on paper, the results just aren’t there – the form of their star players somehow is lacking match winning ability, at least in the tournament thus far.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Match Winning Team

The Gujarat Lions will back themselves to beat the struggling RCB unit, which has failed to win on their home ground and with this being an away game at Rajkot – Gujarat Lions will believe they have got a great chance of winning this crucial clash.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Key Player

IPL Prediction 2017 : Kohli's blazing form can be expected against GL as RCB's chips are down
IPL Prediction 2017: Kohli’s blazing form can be expected against GL as RCB’s chips are down

Virat Kohli – the Indian & RCB skipper can’t be put away from winning for too long, he’s bound to fire and this might just be the match. We predict him scoring over 30+.

What do you say? Who’ll win today?

Who'll win today? RCB Vs GL?

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Gujarat Lions (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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