With the conclusion of the league phase, the stage is all set for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, as a rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier on Tuesday.
Having won four of their last league games on the trot, the Virat Kohli-led RCB finished on the second spot on the points table while Suresh Raina’s Gujarat Lions have had a successful debut campaign to atop the standings.
Going into Tuesday’s clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here, both the sides will have an advantage. While the winning team will book a place in the final, the losing team will get to play in the second qualifier against the winner of the eliminator for a place in the title clash.
Gujarat Lions: A Finch, B McCullum, S Raina, D Karthik, DR Smith, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, E Dwivedi , S Jakati, P Kumar, D Kulkarni
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Gayle, Kohli (c), ABD, Rahul (wk), Watson, Binny, Baby, Jordan, Aravind, Abdulla, Chahal