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IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals v Gujarat Titans Best Bets

The only unbeaten side in this year’s IPL edition, Rajasthan Royals welcome Gujarat Titans to the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.


The only unbeaten side in this year’s IPL edition, Rajasthan Royals welcome Gujarat Titans to the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Shubman Gill’s Gujarat Titans will be looking to bounce back from their 33-run defeat to LSG this past weekend. We’ve prepared our best bets for Match 24 of this IPL 2024 campaign.

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium

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Heading into their second-to-last game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium before moving to Guwahati, the Royals are in fantastic form at home, compared to their single home win in IPL 2023. They’ve won all three of their home matches this season, showing comfort in batting first and setting formidable targets.

The Royals’ batting strength has been key, boasting the highest average runs per wicket this season at 40.82. The Indian pair of Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson, with their aggressive half-centuries and high strike rates, have been instrumental in their success.

On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans are struggling, particularly away from home, with three losses in their last four matches. Their batting has been lacklustre, with only Delhi Capitals having a lower average of runs per wicket. Despite a favourable 4/1 head-to-head record against the Royals, the Titans face challenges in both team selection and finding consistent batting performances, with only Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan making significant run contributions so far.

David Miller might not be ready in time for this game, although he is nearing full-match fitness. The Titans also face uncertainty regarding Wriddhiman Saha’s fitness following a back spasm that sidelined him previously. Given Vijay Shankar’s recent dip in form, the Titans are considering reinforcements for the middle order, with Shahrukh Khan or Abhinav Manohar as potential inclusions.

Home advantage will be key in this game, so we expect the home side and more balanced team, Rajasthan Royals to win this encounter.

Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win at 1.66.

Key Battle: Yuzvendra Chahal is eyeing a spot in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup and has bolstered his case with top bowling figures for the Royals in three out of four matches this season. However, his track record against the Titans shows room for improvement, with only four wickets across five head-to-head matchups.

The duel between Chahal and Shubman Gill is shaping up to be a key contest. Gill has historically found Chahal tough, scoring a modest 42 runs from 41 balls in their IPL encounters, including two dismissals in seven innings. Despite his overall struggles against the Royals, with an average strike rate of just over seven, Gill has managed to post scores of at least 35 in four out of five innings.

Key Stats

The all-time first innings average at this venue is 161 but four of the last five such scores have been 183 or more.

Gujarat have never hit the most sixes in a match against Rajasthan, losing the six-count three times and tying it twice.

Trent Boult and Nandre Burger have combined for nine wickets in the powerplay overs this season.

The last six games between these franchises had alternating winners, despite SRH winning the coin toss on every occasion.

The Titans have hit a league-low 4.40 sixes per game in IPL 2024, while the Royals have conceded a league-low 6.25 sixes per game.

Ravichandran Ashwin has never taken a wicket in a Rajasthan-Gujarat match, bowling 16 overs for figures of 0-150 (9.37rpo).

Sai Sudharsan top-scored for the Titans in four of their five matches this season.

Rashid Khan has head-to-head T20 figures of 4-50 to Jos Buttler and 5-79 to Shimron Hetmyer but has dismissed Sanju Samson only once at an average of 111.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Rajasthan Royals to hit the most sixes at 1.62.

Value Bet: Jos Butler to 50+ runs at 3.50.

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