Experts are expecting a tough and competitive game when the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Gujarat Titans (GT) face off in the 48th match of the IPL 2023 season. The coin toss is set to happen at 7:00 PM, half an hour before the match begins. RR and GT both lost their previous matches - RR to MI and GT to DC. RR is currently ranked 4th in the points table with 10 points and aims to dethrone GT, who has 12 points and sits at the top. Whereas, GT will focus on maintaining their dominance.
- Match: Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans, 48th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Friday
- Date: 5th April 2023
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
RR vs GT Head-to-Head
RR and GT have faced each other four times, with GT emerging victorious three times while RR has only won once, indicating a challenging competition between the two teams.
RR vs GT Last Meeting
Rajasthan Royals won against Gujarat Titans by five wickets in the 23rd match of TATA IPL 2023, after successfully chasing a target of 178 runs. Sanju Samson's explosive knock of 60 off 32 balls and Shimron Hetmyer's unbeaten 56 off 26 balls led RR's successful chase. Gujarat Titans posted a competitive total of 177/7 on the board, thanks to Shubman Gill's 45 off 34 balls and David Miller's finishing act of 46 off 30 balls.
RR lost three early wickets and needed a partnership to get back into the game. That's when Samson and Hetmyer took charge and put pressure on the Titans bowlers. Earlier, RR won the toss and elected to bowl first. They made three changes to their playing XI while the Titans made one change. RR's bowlers managed to take wickets at regular intervals, and Hetmyer finished the game in style for RR, hitting a six off the last ball of the match to seal a memorable victory. The win will surely boost RR's confidence as they look to carry this momentum forward in their next game.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
The Rajasthan Royals have no injuries to worry about, and thus they will not make any changes to their lineup against the Gujarat Titans. They may opt to use either Kuldeep Sen or Kuldip Yadav as their impact player.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Jos Buttler
3. Sanju Samson (c & wk)
4. Dhruv Jurel
5. Devdutt Padikkal
6. Ravichandran Ashwin
7. Shimron Hetmyer
8. Trent Boult
9. Jason Holder
10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing 11
Yash Dayal is currently ill, but Hardik has mentioned that he's on the path to recovery and will return shortly. Sai Sudharsan has recuperated from his injury, but it's unlikely that he'll play in the upcoming match. To make up for this, Gujarat Titans will be using Mohit Sharma as their impact player.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Gujarat Titans:
1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
2. Hardik Pandya (c)
3. Shubman Gill
4. David Miller
5. Abhinav Manohar
6. Sai Sudarshan
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Md. Shami
10. Mohit Sharma
11. Aizarri Joseph
Rajasthan Royals Top Players
It's worth noting that these stats are from the current IPL 2023 season only, and the top players for Rajasthan Royals may have changed. Additionally, the team has a strong squad with experienced players.
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of RR:
Gujarat Titans Top Players
It's worth noting that these stats are from the current IPL 2023 season only, and the top players for Gujarat Titans may have changed. Additionally, the team has a strong squad with experienced players.
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of GT:
IPL 2023 Match 48 RR vs GT Fantasy Team
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal (c)
2. Shubman Gill
3. Jos Buttler
4. David Miller
5. Sanju Samson
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
8. Rashid Khan (vc)
9. Trent Boult
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Consider appointing Yashasvi Jaiswal as the captain of your fantasy 11 team due to his consistent performance in recent matches, where he has been contributing significantly to the team's total runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal has played 09 IPL matches and scored a total of 428 runs. His highest score in IPL is 124. He has scored 01 centuries as of now and achieved 3 half centuries so far. He has a strike rate of 159.70 with an average of 47.56 in 268 IPL balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal has hit a total of 74 boundaries in IPL 2023. As of now, he is currently in 2nd place for the Orange Cap race of the IPL 2023 season.
Vice Captain: Rashid Khan
Consider appointing Rashid Khan as the vice captain of your fantasy 11 team due to his consistent performance in recent matches, where he has been contributing significantly to the team's total wickets. In the current season, he has claimed 15 wickets in 09 matches, with a bowling average of 20.53 and an economy rate of 8.56. His best bowling figure in this IPL 2023 is 3/31. As of now, he is currently in 6th place for the Purple Cap race of the IPL 2023 season.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 48
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal: He has played 31 IPL matches and scored 851 runs with a highest of 124. He has scored 1 century and 6 half-centuries, 8 times scoring 30 or more runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal has a strike rate of 139, average of 27.45, hit 102 fours, 32 sixes, and faced 612 deliveries in the IPL.
2. Shubman Gill: In the IPL, he has played 79 matches and batted in 76 innings, scoring 2128 runs with a highest score of 96. While he hasn't yet scored a century, he has hit 16 half-centuries and achieved 30+ runs 16 times. His strike rate is 126.6, with an average of 26.93 in 1680 IPL balls. Throughout his IPL career, he has hit a total of 265 boundaries, with 213 fours and 52 sixes.
3. Jos Buttler: In the 2022 IPL season, the wicketkeeper-batter scored 863 runs, helping Rajasthan Royals reach the final. He has been consistent in previous seasons, scoring 328 runs in IPL 2020 and 311 runs in IPL 2019. He scored 548 runs in IPL 2018 and 254 runs in 7 matches in IPL 2021, including a century that turned his team's fortunes around. He is performing in his usual form this season as well.
4. David Miller: David Miller played 112 IPL matches and scored 2635 runs in 109 Innings. David Miller's Highest Score in IPL is 101. David Miller has 1 IPL century, 12 IPL half centuries and 22 times 30+ runs. David Miller has a strike rate of 138.5 with average of 23.52 in 1902 IPL balls. David Miller made a total 302 boundaries with 179 fours and 123 sixes in IPL.
5. Sanju Samson: He has participated in 146 IPL matches and has amassed 3724 runs in 142 innings. His highest individual score in the IPL is 119. During his IPL career, he has scored 3 centuries, 19 half-centuries and has registered 29 times 30+ or more runs. He has a strike rate of 136.4 and an average of 25.50 in 2729 IPL deliveries. Sanju Samson has hit a total of 463 boundaries, consisting of 293 fours and 170 sixes in the IPL.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 48
6. Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya has participated in 104 IPL matches and scored 2069 runs with 9 half-centuries and 16 scores of 30+ runs. He has struck 266 boundaries, including 151 fours and 115 sixes, with a strike rate of 146.3 in 1414 balls. He has taken 52 wickets in 75 innings, with a strike rate of 22.00 and an average of 31.61, and claimed 2 wickets 9 times and 3 wickets on 4 occasions.
7. Ravichandran Ashwin: In his 82 IPL appearances, he has scored 704 runs at an average of 3.70 in 590 balls faced, hitting 79 boundaries and a highest score of 50. He's recorded 1 half-century with a strike rate of 119.3. With 165 wickets in 188 IPL innings, his bowling average is 28.76 and a strike rate of 24.65. Ashwin has taken 2 wickets 33 times and 3 wickets 8 times in his 4068 balls, including 4 maiden overs. He's yet to hit an IPL century.
8. Rashid Khan: In 97 IPL matches, Rashid Khan has scored 324 runs with a highest score of 40. He has hit 44 boundaries, including 21 fours and 23 sixes. As a bowler, he has taken 122 wickets in 97 innings, with a strike rate of 18.97 and an average of 20.66. He has taken 2 wickets 16 times and 3 wickets 14 times in his IPL career.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 48
9. Trent Boult: Trent Boult has taken 101 wickets in 84 Indian Premier League innings, with a strike rate of 19.13 and an average of 26.39. He has bowled a total of 1933 balls in the IPL, including 10 maiden overs. Boult has taken two wickets on 22 occasions, and three wickets on 7 occasions.
10. Mohammed Shami: With 109 wickets in 98 IPL innings, his strike rate is 19.77 and average is 28.04. In the ongoing IPL season, he has taken 10 wickets in 6 matches with best figures of 3/25, averaging 18.50 with an economy rate of 8.04. He has taken 2 wickets 19 times and 3 wickets 10 times.
11. Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 169 wickets in his 131 innings of IPL matches, with a strike rate of 17.04 and an average of 21.58. He has delivered a total of 2880 balls, including 4 Maiden overs. Chahal has taken 2 wickets 32 times, 3 wickets 16 times, and 5 wickets 1 time in his IPL career.
RR vs GT Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Rajasthan Royals have played nine matches, out of which they have won five and lost four. With ten points, they occupy the 4th position in the points table with the current net run rate of +0.800.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have also participated in nine matches, winning six and losing three games. They currently hold the 1st position in the points table with twelve points and with the net run rate of +0.532.
So, according to experts at Frolic11 Rajasthan Royals have a 51% chance of winning the game.
Best Batter of the Match
Yashasvi Jaiswal is considered the best batter of the match due to his consistent performance in recent games, making a significant contribution to the team's overall run tally. With a total of 428 runs in 9 IPL matches, Jaiswal has scored one century and three half-centuries, and his highest score in the IPL is 124. He boasts a strike rate of 159.70, and an average of 47.56 in the IPL 2023 season. He is currently in 2nd place for the Orange Cap, awarded to the leading run-scorer in the IPL.
Best Bowler of the Match
Mohammed Shami has been consistently performing well in recent matches, making him the standout bowler of the match. In the current season, he has played in nine matches and taken seventeen wickets, with his best figures being 4/11. Currently, he has an average of 14.53 and an economy of 07.06. And as of now, he is currently in 1st place for the Purple Cap race of the IPL 2023 season.
Match 48: RR vs GT Pitch and Weather Report
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium's pitch is usually firm and even, providing a good bounce to the ball. Batsmen usually have an advantage as the ball comes on to the bat nicely due to the hard surface.
- 1st Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for batsmen
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for spinner
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): Less chance
- Initial Spin Movement (1st Inning): Sight chance of turn on pitch
- Middle Over: Slowdown of pitch
- Due factor: Less chance of due
- Pitch Nature: Dry pitch
Additionally, the relatively small boundaries at the stadium allow for more boundary hits. However, the pitch is not entirely unfavourable to bowlers. In evening matches, there is some seam and swing movement for the ball initially. Furthermore, the pitch is well-known for being beneficial to spin bowlers, especially in the later stages of the game.
As per the weather forecast for May 5th, 2023, Jaipur is likely to experience moderate weather with a temperature of 26 ℃ at the time of the match, 05 km/h wind speed, and 61% humidity.
The warm climate has led to a steady pitch that gives an advantage to the batsmen, allowing them to score more boundaries. Nevertheless, there is a possibility of the ball swinging or deviating off the surface during the initial phase of the game, which could benefit both bowlers and batsmen. Despite this, the weather and pitch conditions may prove crucial in deciding the game's result.
Earn Money with Frolic11
Frolic11 is an online platform for fantasy sports that empowers users to construct their own teams consisting of actual athletes and participate in fantasy games. By joining Frolic11, cricket enthusiasts can leverage their knowledge and skills to create a team and compete with other fans for the opportunity to win cash prizes. In addition to the Indian Premier League (IPL), Frolic11 offers several other events that players can enter. Users of Frolic11 can take advantage of numerous discounts and special offers. Overall, Frolic11 is an app where individuals can engage in fantasy games and receive rewards such as cashback, points, and real cash prizes.
The upcoming game featuring Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans is generating significant excitement, as both teams are determined to win the match and earn two vital points. Gujarat Titans, currently leading the IPL 2023 points table, are particularly keen on securing this win to maintain their position at the top. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals are in 4th place on the table. According to our cricket analysts, Rajasthan Royals have the advantage and are likely to come out as winners against Gujarat Titans in the match scheduled for May 05th, 2023.