Rajasthan Royals are all set to take on the Gujarat Titans in their next encounter in the Qualifier 1 of the playoffs of IPL 2022. The Sanju Samson-led side is coming off a victory against Chennai Super Kings in their final game of the league stage and the franchise will be looking to continue with the winning momentum into this game as well. They are likely to stick with the same combination.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, suffered a loss in their final game of the league stage against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Hardik Pandya-led side still has a lot of positives going their way despite the loss and they will be looking to be wiser with their lines and lengths instead of changing the personnel. Alzarri Joseph might replace Lockie Ferguson who did go for a few runs in the previous game.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: May 24, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network (Television); Disney + Hotstar app (live streaming).
Traditionally, the Eden Gardens pitch has assisted spin bowlers and both teams have a quality spin attack, which will be a great battle to watch. The skipper that wins the toss will be looking to bat first as the pressure of the chase can be difficult to cope with.
Probable Playing XIs for GT vs RR
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
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Hardik Pandya was back at his best in the previous game after some quiet outings in the last few fixtures and his unbeaten 62 would have given him plenty of confidence ahead of the playoffs. He was recently named in the Indian squad for the South Africa T20I series and will be the first-choice all-rounder after turning up to bowl for his IPL franchise. He will be the key batter for the Gujarat Titans in the upcoming important fixture.
Probable best bowler of the match
Rashid Khan is yet to delivery with his full potential in the tournament. However, the Afghanistan spinner was the pick of the bowlers in the previous game with a two-wicket haul and played a quickfire cameo down the order as well. He will be looking to bring his A-game in the playoffs.
Today’s match prediction: GT to win the game
it’s only prediction please play on your own risk