IPL 2023 | RR vs GT | Head-to-Head Record
Ravi Ashwin celebrating after taking a wicket (AP Photo)
It's a rematch of last year's final as Rajasthan Royals (RR) lock horns with Gujarat Titans (GT) in Match No. 48 of the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The encounter is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 05, 2023, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. at 7.30 PM IST. However, before the match goes live, here is a look at the RR vs GT head-to-head record.
But before diving into the head-to-head record of the two let us see how these two sides have performed in IPL 2023 so far.
RR in IPL 2023
The runners-up of 2022, RR has made a decent start to their current season as they have played 9 matches so far with 5 victories and 4 defeats. With 10 points and a net run rate of +0.800, Sanju Samson's side is in the fourth position in the table.
Last Match: The Royals last played in Match No. 42 against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and they got beaten by a solid showing from the home side.
Skipper Samson won the toss and elected to bat first. Youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal stole the show with his magnificent century (124 off 62) as the visitors reached a huge total of 212/7 (20). Arshad Khan was the pick of the MI bowlers for his spell of 3/39 (3).
In reply, Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav struck 44 and 55 runs respectively. Tilak Varma remained not out on 29 but it was Tim David who hammered 45* off just 14 with 2 fours and 5 sixes as MI became the first-side ever to hunt down the target of above 200 at Wankhede in the league. The home side reached the target in 19.3 overs with the loss of 4 wickets.
GT in IPL 2023
The reigning champions GT is living upto their reputation as they have played 9 games so far with 6 wins and 3 losses. With 12 points and an NRR of +0.532, they are bossing the table right at the top.
Last Match: Though, Hardik Pandya's men suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals (DC) in their last game in Delhi.
DC captain David Warner won the toss and elected to bat first. Aman Khan scored 51 while Axar and Ripal Patel amassed 27 and 23 runs respectively as the home side managed to reach only 130/8 (20). Mohammed Shami delivered his career-best figures of 4/11 (4).
In reply, Hardik led his side from the front by scoring 59 but it wasnt enough as the Titans got restricted to just 125/6 (20). Pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma bowled match-winning spells of 2/24 and 2/23 respectively.
RR vs GT, Head-to-Head
RR vs GT, Head-to-Head (Overall IPL)
The two sides have met each other 4 times in the IPL with the Royals winning on just 1 occasion and the Titans on 3 including the mega final of 2022.
Rajasthan Royals won: 1
Gujarat Titans won: 3
RR vs GT, IPL 2023
Latest face-off: RR vs GT
The two teams played against each other in the 23rd match of this season at Ahmedabad where the Royals claimed their first win over the Titans.
Samson won the toss and put the home side in to bat first. David Miller top-scored for his side with his knock of 46 while opener Shubman Gill mustered 45 as GT reached a total of 177/7 (20). Sandeep Sharma was RR's best bowler for his spell of 2/25 (4).
Chasing 178, Samson led from the front by smashing 60 off just 32 with 3 fours and 6 maximums. But it was Shimron Hetmyer who got the job done for his side at the end by hitting 56* off just 26 with 2 fours and 5 sixes. The visitors completed the chase in 19.2 overs with the loss of 7 wickets.
Brief Score, RR vs GT, IPL 2023 - Match 23
Gujarat Titans - 177/7 (20 overs)
Highest Scorer: David Miller - 46 (30)
Best Bowling: Sandeep Sharma - 2/25 (4 overs)
Rajasthan Royals - 179/7 (19.2 overs)
Highest Scorer: Sanju Samson - 60 (32)
Best Bowling: Mohammed Shami - 3/25 (4 overs)