Qualifier 1st: GL vs RCB IPL 2016 Who will win Today Gujarat or Bangalore

Here comes the Qualifier 1st of IPL 2016 and it will be GL vs RCB today on 24th May 2016. The grand match will start at 8:00 pm and will be played on M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the home ground of Bangalore team. So it will be advantage for RCB as they will be playing on their home ground. It will be houseful for sure at the stadium. Fans of both the team will come to cheer their favorites. Gujarat Lions is on the top of the table with 18 points as they have won 9 matches out of 14. This is best of any team of IPL 2016. Royal Challengers Bangalore shocked every body in this season of Indian Premier League. In the first half so the tournament they lost 5 out of 7 which was not expected from the team like of bangalore and in the second half they played exceptionally well and won 6 out of 7 match which bring them onto the 2nd spot in the points table with a wonderful net run rate of +0.932 which is highest among the all teams. So it will be very tough fight for both the teams today. Every body is looking for the match prediction of GL vs RCB and we are up with the prediction here. Just go through the post to know all the sides of upcoming 1st Qualifier match of IPL 9.

GL vs RCB Qualifier 1st

Head to Head Battle between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore :-

As this is the debut season for the Gujarat Lions, they have played two matches so far with Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the first match Gujarat chased down a big total of 181 runs in 19.3 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. In the second one RCB made his account clears with GL by defeating them by a huge margin of 144 runs. In this match Virat Kohli as well as AB de Villiers scored hundreds. So on head to head comparison both the team are on the same level.

GL vs RCB Prediction : Gujarat or Bangalore who will Win ?

As we all know both are the best performer of IPL 2016 that why they are playing Qualifier 1st and it will be very difficult to predict the winner of Gujarat vs Bangalore match. They have played two matches so far in IPL 9 and won 1-1 each. Both have quality players which have all the ability needed to win the big matches like this one. But if we have to predict the result of the match, RCB will win the 1st Qualifier today. 

Toss Prediction :

If we look at the toss, the team who will win the toss in today’s match will be in great advantage. The team winning the toss will go for field first. In the upcoming Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match according to our Prediction GL will win the toss today and will go for bowl first.

Key Players of Today’s Match :

In each team there are few players which have the ability to finish the match on his won. So here are the key players of both the teams on which the result of match will depend.

Gujarat Lions :-

  1. Suresh Raina
  2. Brendon McCullum
  3. Aaron Finch
  4. Dwayne Brawo

Royal Challengers Bangalore :-

  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Chris Gayle
  4. Shane Watson

Here is the details of the Upcoming Match :-

 Qualifiers 1st GL vs RCB
gujarat-lions-ipl      VsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
VenueM Chinnaswamy Stadium ,Bengaluru
Date24th May 2016
Time8:00 pm
TossRCB and choose to field first

Earlier Performance in IPL 2016 of both the teams :-

Gujarat Lions started the tournament with back to back wins and out of 7 matches they have won 6 matches and showed every one that they are one of the leading contender of Indian Premier league title. In the middle of the tournament they lost few matches and as we know big teams always make come back at the right time, they won 3 matches later on and topped the points table with 18 points which is highest among other teams. Suresh Raina is the leading run scorer from GL squad scored 397 match in 13 innings. Brendon McCullum is also giving them a firing start with his big hits. Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Kartik, Ravindra Jadega and Dwayne Brawo are there who can bat and take convert a small total to big one. In the bowling department, Dwayne Brawo, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar is their holding the pace attack very tightly and in the spin attack Ravindra Jadeja, Shivil Kaushik, and some time Suresh Raina can also bowl. So the teams looks so balanced with the bat as well as with the ball.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is a complete batting package who have big hitter from all around the world. Four exceptionally talented and big hitter of the balls are in the RCB squad and they are, the West Indies  superstar cricketer who is known for his big sky flying sixes Chris Gayle, the South African Legendary cricketer AB de Villiers, the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson who is very effective with the bat and ball too, the Run Machine of India the captain Bangalore Virat Kohli (Current Orange Cap holder). So these four batsman can destroy the spell of any bowler and if two of them batted till last, it will be very difficult for the Gujarat to win the match for sure. In the lower middle order Lokesh Rahul and Sachin baby is also there for the team who also can add quick runs when needed. They have lost 5 matches out of 7 they played in the starting of tournament and the credit goes to their bad bowling performance. But from the last 4 matches their bowling unit improved due to which back to back 4 matches. Also Yazuvendra Chahal is the current Purple Cap holder of IPL 2016 with 19 wickets in 11 matches. Sreenath Aravind, Chris Jordan, Shane Watson are also very economical from last few games. So in the upcoming match against GL if their bowling line up performed like they are doing then surely RCB will win the match.

Here is the Squads of both the team available for the upcoming match GL vs RCB :-

Gujarat Lions :-

  • Suresh Raina (C),
  • Akshdeep Nath,
  • Dwayne Bravo,
  • Paras Dogra,
  • Eklavya Dwivedi ,
  • James Faulkner,
  • Aaron Finch,
  • Ishan Kishan,
  • Ravindra Jadeja,
  • Shadab Jakati,
  • Dinesh Karthik (W),
  • Shivil Kaushik,
  • Dhawal Kulkarni,
  • Praveen Kumar,
  • Sarabjit Ladda,
  • A Mishra,
  • Brendon McCullum,
  • Pradeep Sangwan,
  • Jaydev Shah,
  • Umang Sharma,
  • Dwayne Smith,
  • Dale Steyn,
  • Pravin Tambe,
  • Andrew Tye

Royal Challengers Bangalore :-

  • Virat Kohli (C),
  • Varun Aaron,
  • Abu Nechim,
  • Sreenath Aravind,
  • Samuel Badree,
  • Stuart Binny,
  • Yuzvendra Chahal,
  • AB de Villiers (W),
  • Praveen Dubey,
  • Chris Gayle,
  • Travis Head,
  • Iqbal Abdulla,
  • Kedar Jadhav,
  • Akshay Karnewar,
  • Sarfaraz Khan,
  • Vikramjeet Malik,
  • Mandeep Singh,
  • Adam Milne,
  • Harshal Patel,
  • Lokesh Rahul,
  • Parveez Rasool,
  • Kane Richardson,
  • Sachin Baby,
  • Mitchell Starc,
  • Vikas Tokas,
  • Shane Watson,
  • David Wiese,
  • Tabraiz Shamsi,
  • Chris Jordan

Who will win in today’s match ? Predict in the comments ….

Update: RCB won the match and entered into the finals of IPL 2016 ….