Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to confront in the 31st match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2017. The match is about to be played at M. Chinnaswamy stadium located in Bangalore. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM, according to local time on 27th April this year. This will be an eighth match for Gujarat Lions (GL) while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be playing its ninth game in this domestic cricket tournament.
Led by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, team RCB has played 8 matches till now. The team has won only two games out of eight matches. By earning five points with those victories, team RCB holds sixth rank in IPL 2017 points table. RCB got defeated by opponent teams in 5 matches. RCB’s previous match, which was going to be played against Sunrisers Hyderabad, was cancelled due to rain. The net run rate of team RCB is -1.210.
On other side, team Gujarat Lions holds eighth rank in IPL 2017 points table. Led by left handed Indian batsman Suresh Raina, team GL played seven matches and faced defeat in five games. The team succeeded in winning only two matches and could earn 4 points with those victories. It’s present net run rate is -0.844. The team needs to win every match so as to confirm its selection for the qualifiers’ matches.
RCB too has to acquire victories in all matches which are about to be played in future. The team has been showcasing poor performance since the opening match in which the team lost against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gujarat Lions also had a stuttering journey in the tenth edition of IPL. Both teams need to boost their performances in order to achieve a good rank in IPL 2017 points table.