Indian Premier League 2023: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans – 48th Match Preview and Updates

In their third home game of the season, the Rajasthan Royals will face the Gujarat Titans. They are in a great position if they can make the majority of the home conditions. Three of their remaining five games, including this one, will be played at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

In the LSG game at this venue, the pitch was on the slower side, making it difficult for new batters to score runs. However, in the next match on this ground, RR batted first and scored 202 against CSK.

GT has struggled on slow tracks, whether in Lucknow or in their most recent match in Ahmedabad. They will be hoping for a good batting surface on which to capitalize on their batting strengths.

Abhinav Manohar, Shubman Gill, and Hardik Pandya are all important batters in the GT lineup, as is the consistent finisher Tewatia. Shami is in the best shape of his life and has the ability to put GT on top in the powerplay.

The 48th Match between Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans will take place on May 5th, 2023 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Match Details to Note

Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans, 48th Match, Indian Premier League 2023

Date: May 05, 2023 (Friday)                                                         

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans

Rajasthan Royals (Match Odds – 1.87):


In recent games, the Rajasthan Royals have lost more frequently. In their first home game, they would have expected to chase down 155 against LSG. They were on their way to a win against RCB at Chinnaswamy when they were defeated by 7 runs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century as RR finished with 212 batting first in their last match at the Wankhede. The Royals must be in a bad mood after losing by six wickets.

Kuldeep Sen, who replaced Kuldip Yadav, scored 20 runs in one over against MI. RR requires a strike from Boult early in the powerplay. The opposition can get away with a high total if he goes for runs early on.

Jason Holder has been costly and wicketless in his last three appearances. He’s one of the more experienced bowlers on the team, but he hasn’t delivered. Sandeep Sharma and Ashwin also add to the RR bowling attack’s overall experience.

RR have the potential to be a championship team. The skipper, Sanju Samson, needs to play a longer inning after getting off to a good start. In his final innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal demonstrated how it’s done. He is in excellent form at the top, and Dhruv Jurel has demonstrated his big-hitting abilities in the lower order.

Full Squad:

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

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Possible Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Gujarat Titans (Match Odds – 1.97):


Gujarat Titans were heavy favorites in their most recent match against DC in Ahmedabad. Shami’s powerplay spell left DC reeling at 23-5 in 5 Overs. Given GT’s bowling arsenal, one would have expected GT to finish for no more than 100-110 runs at that point.

However, Pandya became more defensive in terms of field placement after that point, and the batters on the crease were able to escape with a 50-run stand. One of the set batters later took it on and led DC to a match-winning score of 130 on that day.

That loss has taught Hardik and his teammates a lot. They must maintain their aggressiveness on the field and with the bat. Others in close contact with Shami include Joshua Little, Rashid Khan, and Noor Ahmed.

GT’s bowling is in good shape right now, and we believe their key bowlers will deliver against RR. Saha has been inconsistent at the top recently, whereas Shubman has been consistent.

GT has also been impressive with the bat in the powerplay, and with Hardik finding it easy to score runs even on tricky pitches, we expect GT to have another strong start in this game.

Full Squad:

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

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Possible Playing XI:

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Head to Head

Rajasthan Royals exacted their revenge for the previous season’s IPL when they met again in the IPL 2023, winning by three wickets. Rajasthan Royals’ first victory over Gujarat Titans. Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals played four matches, all of which Gujarat won, including the Indian Premier League 2022 final.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Head to Head Stats in IPL

  Matches Played RR Won GT Won Tie NR
Overall 4 1 3 0 0

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Toss Prediction

The team batting second has won 32 of the 49 domestic T20s played on this ground. Both teams have a strong batting lineup with reliable match-finishers and will feel at ease batting second. This decision would also be influenced by the pitch condition on match day.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Pitch Report

This game will take place at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium. This season, there have only been two matches played here. At this venue, the average first-inning score is 159 runs. A match-winning total, in our opinion, would be greater than 175-180.

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It has traditionally been a bowling-friendly pitch, though the last game here had some big scores. If the track is slow, it may wear off even more in the second innings, in which case batting first is the best option. The weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Prediction

In terms of strengths, the two teams are evenly matched. One of these teams, however, is in better shape with the ball. RR appear to be doing well in the batting department, though their captain has yet to convert his good starts into big knocks. RR, on the other hand, would pose a tough challenge to GT if Boult finds his rhythm and Chahal and Ashwin both deliver. If the pitch is slow, GT will struggle to chase or even set a good enough total batting first. As a result, RR will start with a slight advantage in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Gujarat Titans at the odds of 1.87.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Yashasvi Jaiswal was named player of the match in his most recent match against the Mumbai Indians, scoring 124 runs off 62 balls. The young talent made his IPL debut in 2020 and has 975 runs in 32 IPL appearances at an average of 30.47 and a strike rate of 144.66. Jaiswal has played 50 T20 innings in his career, scoring 1381 runs at an average of 28.18. In his career, he scored a century and seven fifties. Jaiswal averaged 25.80 runs per inning in 10 innings last season. The batter has had a fantastic IPL 2023, scoring 428 runs in 9 games at an average of 47.56 and striking out over 159.70.

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