RR Vs GT, IPL 2024: Clash Of Titans And Unbeaten Rajasthan Royals

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RR Vs GT, IPL 2024, The Titans and the undefeated Rajasthan Royals will square off in an exciting game as both teams struggle with their run rates and powerplays.

RR Vs GT, IPL 2024
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The IPL’s only undefeated team, Rajasthan Royals, has impressive bowling and hitting records. With five wickets in five games, Rashid Khan has an excellent record against the Royals. But in the IPL, Jos Buttler has never hit a four or a six off him, and in eight innings, Riyan Parag has fallen to him three times. R Ashwin, who has batted higher in the order on a few occasions this season, has a poor average of just 3.00 and has dropped three wickets in the IPL against Rashid.

Both teams have failed to make the most of their powerplays, with the Royals running at 7.70 in the opening six overs and the Titans at 8.23 after the powerplay. The Titans, sixth in the points standings with a 2-3 record, will face a hard fight against the Royals, with a win away from home moving them into the mid-table logjam.

Team Watch: Rajasthan Royals (RR)

In the spotlight

Following the highs of IPL 2023 and the subsequent international glory, Yashasvi Jaiswal has had a forgettable start to IPL 2024. With scores of 24, 5, 10, and 0, he has failed to survive the powerplay this season and is a major contributor to the Royals’ offensive difficulties. Jaiswal has often struggled against the Titans, scoring only 40 runs in four innings with an average of 10.00 and a strike rate of 95.23.

Team news and impact player strategy

Sandeep Sharma, who has missed the last two games, is “on the recovery” and could be ready for selection after the Titans game, according to assistant coach Trevor Penney. Shubham Dubey has filled in for Yuzvendra Chahal as an Impact Player in the Royals’ last two games, and they may continue in that vein. A fit Navdeep Saini has returned from the NCA.

Injury and availability

Sandeep Sharma has missed the last two games due to an unknown niggle. Shane Bond, RR’s bowling coach, stated after the game against RCB that the bowler is unlikely to play in their next encounter, “but is not too far away”. Meanwhile, Bond said that Navdeep Saini, who previously worked at the NCA, is poised to join the squad.

Tactics and Match-ups

The Royals will want to target Sai Sudharsan with their quick bowlers early on, given his record against pace this season: four dismissals, an average of 26, and a strike rate of 123.81. Shubman Gill has been bowled twice by legspinners in this IPL, making Yuzvendra Chahal an appealing contender for the Royals against the GT skipper.

Probable XI

Jos Buttler, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Trent Boult, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Yuzvendra Chahal. [Shubham Dubey, Impact sub].

Team Watch: Gujrat Titans (GT)

In the spotlight

Noor Ahmad has the best economy rate of any Titans bowler, at 7.16. While he has not always taken wickets, he has kept the lines tight and denied the batsmen many opportunities. Gill may anticipate a few more wickets from him, Noor has struck the perfect notes since joining the XI. He may be crucial on a beneficial Jaipur surface.

Team news and impact player strategy

David Miller is expected to be fit for the Royals game, but he is close to full-match fitness. Wriddhiman Saha’s availability is unknown, and the Titans could consider Shahrukh Khan or Abhinav Manohar to strengthen the middle order. Matthew Wade might replace Kane Williamson, providing a wicket-keeping option, while Mohit Sharma has been named as the Impact replacement.

Injury and availability

David Miller has missed the last two games due to a niggle, while Wriddhiman Saha was sidelined due to a back strain. It is not yet known whether they will be available for this encounter.

Tactics and Match-ups

Yashasvi Jaiswal has been bowled three times by left-arm pace this IPL season, making Spencer Johnson an interesting bet for the Titans. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan is a good choice against Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer, as the Afghanistan legspinner has taken three wickets each.

Probable XI

Shubman Gill (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Darshan Nalkande, Sai Sudharsan, and Sharath BR (wk). [Mohit Sharma, Impact sub].

Pitch and conditions

This season, Jaipur has been among the highest-scoring grounds; in four of the six innings, scores of 180 have been exceeded. The ball has picked up rather nicely, although the spinners might use a little assistance. The afternoon is predicted to be warm, and the nighttime low will be between 27 and 30 degrees.

Did you know?

  • Gujarat Titans had the fewest sixes in the IPL this season, with 22. They have averaged 4.4 sixes per innings, whereas the Royals and Punjab Kings, who have each struck 30 sixes (the equal second fewest), average 7.5 sixes per innings.
  • Rashid Khan and R Ashwin have struggled for wickets in the middle overs in IPL season. Rashid has taken one wicket in the 7-15 overs session and has an economy rate of 8.04. Ashwin has a good economy (6.68) but has yet to pick up a wicket in this period.
  • The RR middle order (No. 3–7) has scored 488 runs this season, with an average of 48.80, the best among all teams in the IPL. GT, on the other hand, has scored 444 runs at 24.66, the second-lowest average behind RCB (17.55).
  • No batsman has scored more runs off Rashid in the IPL than Sanju Samson (111 runs in 96 balls, 1 dismissal, SR 115.63), and the RR captain would be the strongest option to counter the legspinner.

Stats that matter

  • Buttler has a 206.66 strike rate against Mohit, but he has been dismissed twice in three IPL innings.
  • Samson has faced Rashid just once in 13 IPL innings, scoring 111 runs off him in 96 deliveries.
  • Gill had never been dismissed by R Ashwin in seven innings in the IPL, and he hammered him for 95 runs off 58 balls.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal needs five wickets to become the first Indian Premier League bowler to reach 200 wickets.
  • The Titans lead the Royals 4-1 in the IPL.


Wednesday, April 10, 19:30 IST.


Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur


Rajasthan Royals 1 – 4 Gujarat Titans.

What to expect

Last season, the Royals lost four of their five home matches in Jaipur. However, they have rebuilt that fort in 2024, having won three times and are optimistic of winning four more. They defended 193 and 185 while also chasing a target of 184, all of which resulted in comfortable victories.

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