Gujarat Titans are scheduled to play the Rajasthan Royals in the all-important final of IPL 2022 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Hardik Pandya-led side will be confident after winning the Qualifier 1 against the same team and they topped the league stage as well. They are likely to stick to the same playing XI despite the bowlers going for a few in the previous game.
On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals dominated the Royal Challengers Bangalore completely in Qualifier 2 to make the final of IPL 2022. The Sanju Samson-led side has one of the best bowling lineups and the in-form batter Jos Buttler has played a substantial role for the RR in their batting lineup in the last two games. However, they will know that it will not be easy against Gujarat Titans who have found ways to win in difficult situations.
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Date & Time: May 29, 8:00 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network (Television); Disney + Hotstar app (live streaming).
The last encounter at the stadium was relatively a one-sided game, with RR coming out on top against RCB. There was a lot of assistance for the fast bowlers with the new ball while the extra bounce did the trick at times. The skipper that wins the toss will be expected to bowl first as they can pace the innings well and will have time to assess the conditions as well.
Probable Playing XIs for GT vs RR
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Hardik Pandya played another match-winning knock in the previous game alongside David Miller and he has stepped up on important occasions for the Gujarat Titans this season. The skipper has been in good touch in the last two innings and has enjoyed his role at number four especially. With 453 runs in 14 games at an average of 45.30, Pandya will look to finish the tournament on a high.
Probable best bowler of the match
Rashid Khan was the standout bowler for Gujarat Titans in the previous game and he managed to concede just 15 runs in four overs, in a high-scoring encounter. The Afghanistan spinner will be crucial to the plans of the Gujarat franchise yet again in the final of the edition and he can turn around games from a difficult situation. He has picked up 18 wickets so far in the tournament and will be looking to add some more to his tally.