Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Gujarat Lions Match 31
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Gujarat Lions, match No. 31: While one team is suffering poor batting woes, the other needs an improved bowling show. Both the teams have had their own blues, and perhaps for this reason neither of the two has come competitive in the league so far. Challengers are lagging 6th on the point table after a desperate washout in their last game at Bangalore. Lions are also not happy with the way they started off their campaign. The bottommost side (GL) has lost 5 out of their 7 games. Mathematically, they need a minimum of five wins in their remaining 7 matches to keep their playoff chances alive.
Lion will look to escape last position at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Gujarat Lions match can be taken as an even battle where both the teams would need a win to make sure their sail goes smooth in the upcoming matches. A win will take RCB to fifth place, and two points to GL will push them to either sixth or fifth position depending on the net run rate. So, the winner of RCB Vs GL match will move one step up for the playoffs qualification.
A wash-out against Hyderabad on April 25 cost RCB a loss of 1 point, which could have toned up their playoff prospects. Under pressure, RCB can pave their route to playoffs only if they win five of their remaining six games. Lions, too, are under pressure but have the cushion of an extra game. If the visitors become the winner of RCB Vs GL match, they will vacate the last place for Delhi Daredevils and will also mount Challengers' troubles.
Will Lions escape the last place or will Challengers ease their way to the playoffs at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium?