IPL-17: RR vs GT | A tale of contrasting fortunes as Rajasthan Royals hosts Gujarat Titans

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been leading Rajasthan Royals from the front, scoring 178 runs from four games including two fifties.

Updated - April 09, 2024 09:17 pm IST

Published - April 09, 2024 02:44 pm IST - Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal is seen during a practice session. His form is a cause of concern for an unbeaten Rajasthan Royals who take on Gujarat Titans on April 10, 2024.

Rajasthan Royals batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal is seen during a practice session. His form is a cause of concern for an unbeaten Rajasthan Royals who take on Gujarat Titans on April 10, 2024. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

It’s a tale of contrasting fortunes. With four wins in as many outings, Rajasthan Royals sits comfortably atop the points table, whereas Gujarat Titans — with three losses and two victories — finds itself struggling in the middle of the table.

The two teams will meet at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday in an IPL group league fixture with different perspectives. For the Royals, it will be about extending its unbeaten run, while the Titans need to bring its campaign back on track.

A niggle forced David Miller to miss out on the game against Punjab Kings. He had a long batting session in the nets and Titans bowler Spencer Johnson said that Miller is ‘not too far away’ from returning to the side and will be available for the next game ‘if not this one’.

The surface could suit the batters and expectations will be high from Jos Buttler, who returned to form with an unbeaten century against RCB.He enjoys a promising track record against the Titans — amassing 190 runs in five innings.

In the five matches played between these two sides, GT has emerged victorious four times.

Despite Yashasvi Jaiswal struggling with just 39 runs in four games, RR’s batting department looks steady with captain Sanju Samson leading from the front, whereas Titans have looked unsettled.

While there have been glimpses of brilliance from captain Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan, the unit lacked consistency.

Teams (from):

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Keshav Maharaj, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger.

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill (c), David Miller, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Robin Minz, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Mandhar, B Sai Sudarshan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Shshant Mishra, Spencer Johnson, Noor Ahmad, Sai Kishore, Umesh Yadav, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma and Manav Suthar.

Match starts at 7:00 PM.

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