The IPL 2023 will witness a thrilling encounter as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with the table-toppers, Gujarat Titans (GT) in their final league game on 21st May at the iconic M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
RCB, fueled by back-to-back victories, have revived their playoff chances and are now set to face the reigning champions in a do-or-die battle.
Placed fourth in the IPL 2023 points table, they have won seven out of their 13 games, showcasing their resilience and determination to secure a playoff spot. The team led by the dynamic Virat Kohli will be leaving no stone unturned to clinch a crucial win and cement their position in the playoffs.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have already solidified their place in the playoffs with a convincing 34-run victory over the Sunrisers. Sitting at the top of the points table with 18 points, the defending champions have exhibited their dominance throughout the tournament.
As they enter the final league game, GT will be aiming to maintain their winning momentum and carry it into the playoffs, making a strong statement as the team to beat.
As fantasy cricket enthusiasts gear up for the RCB vs GT clash, selecting the right captain is crucial for maximising points and leading your team to victory. Here are the top 3 captain pick for your fantasy squad.
Rashid Khan (GT)
One cannot ignore the brilliance of Afghan spinner Rashid Khan when it comes to fantasy cricket. Known for his mesmerising leg-spin and impeccable control, Rashid has been a consistent wicket-taker throughout the tournament.
With an impressive tally of 23 wickets in 13 matches, he currently ranks second in the race for the IPL 2023 Purple Cap.
Even on the batting-friendly track of the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Rashid’s ability to extract turn and deceive batsmen in the middle overs makes him an excellent choice as captain for your fantasy team.
Virat Kohli (RCB)
The name Virat Kohli is synonymous with excellence in cricket. Kohli has once again showcased his class and determination with his exceptional batting performances this season.
With 538 runs in 13 games, Kohli has been the backbone of RCB’s batting lineup. His hunger for runs and ability to anchor the innings makes him a prime candidate for the captaincy role in fantasy teams.
Faf du Plessis (RCB)
Faf du Plessis has been in sublime form throughout IPL 2023. Leading the race for the IPL Orange Cap, du Plessis has amassed an impressive 702 runs in 13 matches. He has showcased consistency and adaptability, providing crucial contributions to the RCB’s success.
Du Plessis’ ability to build partnerships and convert starts into big scores makes him an excellent choice as the captain for your fantasy team. With his solid technique and ability to handle pressure situations, he can be a game-changer in this crucial encounter.