The much-awaited Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be played between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat on May 27 (Friday). Both teams have played some excellent cricket throughout the tournament and are now just one step away from reaching the all-important final match of the tournament
While RR lost their Qualifier 1 match against the new entrants Gujarat Titans (GT), the Red Army beat the other new team Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to seal their place in Qualifier 2. It is going to be an exciting contest with several star players including Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, and Faf du Plessis among other players to play in the contest.
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Date & Time: May 27, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network (Television); Disney + Hotstar app (live streaming).
The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to provide an equal contest between bat and ball. The stadium has both red and black soil pitches and it will be interesting to see on which strip the match will be played. The skipper winning the toss might want to bat second to assess the pitch and conditions better before batting.
Probable Playing XIs for RR vs RCB
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Sitting right at the top of most runs list, England and RR batter Jos Buttler will want to play an impactful inning in the Qualifier 2 match. The right-handed batter has stroked 718 runs so far and will want to make his team qualify for the final match of the tournament.
Probable best bowler of the Match
The Purple Cap holder in IPL 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal will be playing against his former franchise once again and will want to provide vital breakthroughs to his new franchise RR. The leg-spinner has scalped a total of 26 wickets so far and will want to add a few more in his column.