Royal Challengers Bangalore
While beating Gujarat is the only thing Bangalore can do on their end, doing so is no easy task as Gujarat have lost just thrice all season and have clearly been the best side in the league thus far.
Bangalore tried beating them once already and failed. In order to avoid seeing a repeat of that same result, one of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell will have to step up.
Better will also be expected of their Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood, who was horrendous in their last game, giving up 64 runs in his four overs and going wicketless.
Gujarat Titans can use this game to relax, experiment or stay the same way. Thanks to the brilliant position they are in, they have total liberty to go about this game as they want, because their top spot is already secured.
Their sequence of back-to-back defeats at the start of this month are a distant memory as since then they have slain Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings.
Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha often give them hot stars at the top, while Hardik Pandya’s return to the bowling line-up has given them an added bonus. If they do consider experimentation for this game, they could swap Yash Dawal with Pradeep Sangwan and Alzarri Joseph with Lockie Ferguson.