IPL 2023 Match 48, Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Today’s Match Prediction

IPL 2023 Match 48, Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Today's Match Prediction

The 48th match of the ongoing IPL 2023 will see the finalists of last year take on each other at the Sawai Mansigh Stadium in Jaipur on May 5. Ahead of that, the home side has a lot of problems to deal with, as it has managed to win only one out of its last four matches in the league.

Gujarat, meanwhile, will be far more relaxed, despite losing their last game at the hands of Delhi Capitals since they are currently at the top of the IPL points table. However, their batting unit didn’t fire against the David Warner-led side and the skipper Hardik Pandya took all the blame on himself as despite scoring a half-century and staying not out till the end, the 29-year-old couldn’t help GT win their seventh match in the league.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Match

Meanwhile, even though Wriddhiman Saha has been terrific behind the stumps, his numbers with the bat are concerning at the moment. However, GT is likely to back him. On the other hand, Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar will have to be more consistent in order to help the Titans defend their title this season. When it comes to the bowlers, Mohammed Shami has been terrific, to say the least.

The ace pacer has picked up 17 wickets in nine matches so far and with that, he is currently leading the IPL Purple Cap race. Along with him, Irish pacer Joshua Little has done really well while young Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad has definitely been one of the finds of the season. Coming to Rajasthan, their form with the bat is a bit of a concern at the moment.

Jos Buttler’s consistency has been a major issue while their problem with the number four spot is yet to get sorted. However, youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal is in terrific form at the moment and that’s a massive plus point for them. Dhruv Jurel too is playing an exceptional brand of cricket and thus, there are some positives for them at the moment. With the ball, Sandeep Sharma has done well so far while Ravichandran Ashwin has proved to be economical. Yuzvendra Chahal meanwhile has picked up only two wickets in the last five matches as the leg-spinner has also proved to be expensive at times.

IPL 2023 Match No. 48 Details

  • Date: May 5, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match Preview

In match 48 of the Indian Premier League 2023, Rajasthan Royals will face off against Gujarat Titans at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The hosts RR are currently amongst the best-performing teams in the IPL, but their recent loss against MI would have pegged them back slightly. GT is in the same category too, but their last loss against DC at home isn’t going to impress their team management one bit. That’s why, the upcoming encounter between Rajasthan and Gujarat is crucial for both teams to get some momentum back in their IPL campaign.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Pitch Report

The pitches at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur have been a happy hunting ground for spinners over the years in IPL. The average first innings score at this venue overall in the tournament is 159, but it has increased to 178 in the current season. So, a total of around 180 is definitely a possibility in the upcoming RR vs GT clash.

Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Head-to-head

  • Played – 4
  • Gujarat Titans – 3
  • Rajasthan Royals -1

Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI

  •  Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Sanju Samson (wk/c)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Jason Holder
  • Adam Zampa
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Gujarat Titans Probable Playing XI

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

IPL 2023 Match 48, Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Today’s Match Prediction

The two teams are equally matched in terms of their strengths. However, one of these teams is in better form with the ball. RR looks good in the batting department though their skipper hasn’t been able to turn his good starts into big knocks. However, if Boult finds his rhythm and with Chahal and Ashwin also delivering, RR would pose a tough challenge to GT. If the pitch is on the slower side, GT will find it difficult to chase or even set a good enough total batting first. And for that reason, RR will start with a slight edge in our match prediction.

Prediction: Rajasthan Royals win the match.