Winning Prediction of RCB vs GL Match 44, IPL 2016: Among the batsmen, one is spoilt for choices and could pick from more than half a dozen match-winners. Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, Bravo McCullum and Dwayne Bravo are among the best in business and they will all be playing in one match. That only happens in the IPL.
The Lions have the edge on the bowling front – because they’ve got experienced and smart performers like Dwayne Bravo, Praveen Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni. RCB’s bowlers have had a largely forgettable tournament so far – because they’ve had to bowl on some batting beauties, have lacked discipline and have failed to execute plans. But their leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Friday said the pitches in Bengaluru had become a tad slow, and he was hopeful that the bowlers would now join the party.
RCB vs GL Match 44
In the only previous meeting between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions – played at Rajkot – Virat Kohli’s maiden T20 century went in vain as the Lions chased down the 181-run target by 6 wickets, winning with three balls to spare.
Before missing this match, Suresh Raina had appeared in 143 IPL matches without missing a single match from the league’s inception in 2008 until now. He is the league’s most-capped player and the top run-getter too.
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In their first seven matches – six of which they won, the Gujarat Lions had an average opening partnership of 87.50. However, in the following four matches – only one of which they have won, the average opening partnership has been 18.50.
RCB’s Sreenath Arvind has an impressive record when bowling at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium; he has picked up 17 wickets in the 10 IPL matches he has played there. In 12 IPL matches he has played at other venues, he has picked up 15 wickets.
As a batting side, Royal Challengers Bangalore have the lowest dot ball percentage among all teams.
Gujarat Lions have the highest scoring rate in the Powerplay overs – 8.62.
There are only two bowlers in VIVO IPL 2016 to have bowled three maiden overs; one of them is the Gujarat Lions’ Dhawal Kulkarni.
RCB’s AB de Villiers needs 21 more runs to get to the 3000 IPL runs mark. If he gets to the milestone, he will be the 9th player overall and only the third overseas player to get there.