IPL: RCB opt to field first against GT

Bengaluru, May 4 (UNI) The Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a pivotal moment in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) as Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) won the toss and elected to field against Gujarat Titans in a highly anticipated encounter on Saturday.

The decision to field came after a closely watched toss, setting the stage for an intense clash between the two sides. Shubman Gill, captain of Gujarat Titans, reiterated the team’s aim to secure their fourth consecutive victory in the tournament.

Gill emphasised the importance of consistent performance and addressed the team’s fielding weaknesses.

“Our goal is to win four in four,” Gill stated, highlighting the team’s ambitious target. He acknowledged the significance of delivering top-notch performance in each match and admitted to the team’s struggles in the fielding department. the GT Captain stressed the need for improvement, stating, “We need to be a better team as a fielding unit.”

With the demanding nature of the IPL in mind, Gill emphasised the importance of showing up on match days and announced two changes to the GT lineup for the upcoming game, including Manav Suthar’s debut and the inclusion of Josh Little.

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis, captain of RCB, expressed confidence in their decision to chase the target set by Gujarat Titans. Du Plessis commended the constructive discussions within the team and their batting form leading up to the crucial encounter.

“We are going to chase,” declared du Plessis, highlighting the team’s strategy. He praised the team’s communication and cohesion and expressed satisfaction in their batting lineup’s performance, indicating a positive shift in their approach.

“As for batting, we have found our mojo,” du Plessis revealed, expressing confidence in the team’s abilities. He confirmed that RCB would maintain the same lineup for the match, showcasing trust in their current combination of players.

As RCB gears up to face Gujarat Titans, du Plessis’ remarks reflect a sense of optimism and preparedness among the players. With a focus on chasing the target and leveraging their batting strengths, the team aims to secure a crucial victory in the IPL.


Royal Challengers Bengaluru (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik(w), Karn Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Manav Suthar, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little

Impact Subs

RCB: Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Deep, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai

GT: Sandeep Warrier, Sharath BR, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav

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