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Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Tips: Jolly Green giant at 11/1

Virat Kohli
Kohli remains an issue for RCB

Ed Hawkins picks out the RCB batter for runs at Ahmedabad on Sunday in a must-win game for both sides...

  • Late Bangalore runs expected

  • Green a wager at 11s

  • Ahmedabad pitch tricky to call

  • Read about Ed's Betfair Exchange strategy below

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunday 28 April, 11:00
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore team news

Shubman Gill's captaincy is under the microscope after a meltdown at the death against Delhi cost them the game. Why give an over to a leggie who had not bowled at all? Why did the excellent Sandeep Warrier not return?

Probable XI: Saha, Gill, Sudharsan/Warrier (subs), Omarzai, Miller, Shahrukh, Tewatia, Rashid, Mohit, Kishore, Noor

Bangalore will be cock-a-hoop because they won a game but any notion that they have cracked it is far from the truth. Success overshadowed one of the worst T20 innings you will ever see from Virat Kohli, who is still playing for himself. And we say that after he won for us on top bat.

Probable XI: Kohli, Du Plessis, Jacks, Patidar/Swapnil (subs), Green, Lomror, Karthik, Karn, Dayal, Fegruson, Siraj

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore pitch report

The last match at Ahmedabad saw Gujarat bowled out for 84. First-innings scores of 199-162-168 previously suggests it's not a road in the same context of other venues this season. Gujarat are the slowest batting team in the tournament against the worst bowling unit. That makes a par line bet tricky to decipher but a mid 180s buy for GT might be an option.

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore match odds

Gujarat are 1.9110/11 with Bangalore 2.0621/20. It is hard to have a strong opinion with these two deeply flawed sides. The odds are about right.

The Ahmedabad surface could be the deciding factor. As Bangalore found out at Hyderabad, they desperately need a helpful wicket to be in the game.

If there is evidence of a slow down then they might be an option in-play but only ever at odds-against.

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore Exchange strategy

Bangalore are third on the cumulative strike rate list for overs 16-20 this tournament. There's an angle there on the innings runs considering Gujarat's death disaster against Delhi.

Add 70-75 in the last four. We have seen the market slow to react to runs. Witness the even money for KKR on Friday about 250 or more in the last 10.

Gujarat Titans v Royal Challengers Bangalore player bets

Cameron Green, who looks like he is happy in his finishing role, looked to be striking the ball well and the 11/112.00 about a win on top RCB bat remains value (also on win rate). Kohli has been boosted to 23/103.30 but we won't follow him for back-to-back wins. Gill is 11/43.75 for top Gujarat bat.

Back Cameron Green top RCB bat @ 11/112.00

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