Rajasthan faces Gujarat in the 1st qualifier of the IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans face off against each other in the 1st qualifier of this season’s IPL 2022 here at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals did have a pretty good season in this IPL 2022. They finished in 2nd place with 18 points. The Royals won 9 matches and lost 5 in their run to the playoffs. Sanju Samson’s led side won the final game of the league against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, and it did provide a boost in confidence for the franchise and hopes to continue this momentum. Jos Buttler has been the highlight for Rajasthan this season with three centuries. The team combination is most likely to be unchanged against Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat Titans had the best season among all the other teams in IPL 2022. They finished at the top of the table with 20 points. The Titans won 10 matches and lost 4. Hardik Pandya has also proven his captaincy qualities and proved that he is ready to take the responsibility if given at any point. The Titans had a lot of positives to note but they will look to replace Lockie Ferguson as he went for a few runs and replace him with Alzarri Joseph. Gujarat Titan’s Rashid Khan has also been in great form in this IPL.
Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Tuesday 24th May 2022, at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Eden Gardens has always been the place that has a lot of help for the spinners. Both teams have quality spin attacks. Both captains will be looking to bat first and dominate the game in the first innings. The team that will bat second will feel the pressure of chasing.
Total no of matches played: 1
Rajasthan Royals won: 0
Gujarat Titans won: 1
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson/Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
IPL Match Predictions:
Given the performance of both teams in this season’s IPL, it is very hard to predict a winner. Both teams had been fantastic over the season. The game is to be played in Eden Gardens in Kolkata and given the spin-friendly venue, both teams boast incredible spinners in their ranks. It is going to go down the wire, but since a prediction has to be made, Gujarat might have the edge over Rajasthan.