May 19: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Titans, 67th Match, Wankhede Stadium
Safe XI: Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Rajat Patidar, Shubman Gill, Glenn Maxwell (capt), Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami (vice-capt), Harshal Patel, Rashid Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell has been batting well in recent outings where he has scored multiple scores of 30 or more. But that big innings is due and it could come in this crucial game. He has been one of the top-performing fantasy players in all but one out of the ten games this season. He has scored 228 runs, picked five wickets and taken four catches this season
Vice-captain: Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami’s love affair with Wankhede Stadium continues this season: he has taken eight wickets in three games at a strike rate of nine. Overall, he has taken 18 wickets in nine T20s here. Since 2019, against Royal Challengers, he has never gone wicketless taking ten wickets in seven games.
Dinesh Karthik: The in-form wicketkeeper-batter has been one of the best finishers this season scoring 285 runs in 13 games at a strike rate of 192.56. His last five scores in Wankhede Stadium are 30*(8), 66*(34), 44*(23), 25(24) and 40(24).
Wanindu Hasaranga: At one point when Chahal was cruising as the only contender for purple cap, Wanindu Hasaranga showed his class and gave a tough fight. He is the second leading wicket-taker this season with 23 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 7.48, just one wicket short of Chahal. The last time he played at this venue, he finished with figures of 4-1-18-5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rahul Tewatia: The allrounder has won a couple of games for his side this season. But as a fantasy prospect, he has not been a straightforward pick. Having said that, at the Wankhede Stadium he has scored 276 runs in 11 innings in T20s at an average of 55.20 and a strike rate of 158.62. His two scores at the venue this season are 40*(21) and 40*(24).
Rajat Patidar: The Madhya Pradesh youngster has been a solid performer for Royal Challengers this season. He has scored 163 runs in five games at an average of 32.60 and a strike rate of 133.60. In the reverse fixture, he scored his first fifty in IPL – a 52 off 32 balls.
High Risk XI: Dinesh Karthik (vc), Wriddhiman Saha, F du Plessis, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Yash Dayal