IPL 2022: The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League is getting more intense after every match as the top six teams are sitting with 6 points on the table. All of the teams are competing head to head.And the next match will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans. Both teams have won three matches each.
But the Rajasthan Royals are coming off a win over the Lucknow Super Giants. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans suffered a loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad after starting off the season with a hat-trick of wins. So it will be interesting to see who comes out victorious between the two. So let’s check the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
TATA IPL 202: RR vs GT Match Preview and Prediction
The new franchise, the Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, made the headlines by winning three consecutive games and looking unbeatable at one point. But it seems like they were overconfident facing Sunrisers Hyderabad, and that didn’t go their way. As a result, they ended up losing the match by 8 wickets. But now they need to re-think and play as per the situation. However, they will face the table-topper now. So they need to up their game.
There were a few things that came out positive from the last match. The runs came from the bat of opener Mathew Wade, and a good half-century from the skipper, Hardik Pandya. That might give them the confidence they required going into the game against RR. The team might see a change in the batting order.
Probably XI: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (Wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, R Sai Kishore
When a team has the highest run-scorer and the highest wicket-taker in the competition, that shows how dominant they are. The Rajasthan Royals are the best-suited team in the competition in both the batting and bowling departments. And the last match was the best example of that. None of the top four made a big score in the match against Lucknow Super Giants, but then came the match-winning innings by Shimron Hetmyer. The left-hander single-handedly helped his team reach a competitive score of 165 runs.
Then, with the strong bowling line-up RR has, they defended it successfully and won the match to gain the No. 1 spot on the points table. The team are looking good in both departments and are playing really good cricket. But to make it to the top four, they need to win back-to-back matches from here on.
Probably XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C & Wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is a true batting pitch. Batsmen can play their shots with the bounce. The average score here is 170 runs. With a shorter boundary on one side, it will be difficult for the bowlers to restrict them to scoring. The dew might also be another factor in the second innings. It will be difficult for the bowlers to grip the wet ball. The toss will be crucial in the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has a better win percentage on this ground. However, in the 8 matches played on this ground this season, batting first has won 3 and batting second has won 5 matches.
IPL 2022: RR vs GT: Players to watch out for
Jos Buttler didn’t score many runs against LSG in the last match, but still holds the advantage in the race for the “Orange Cap.” Buttler is one of the highest run-scorers with 218 runs at an average and strike rate of 72.67 and 141.56 respectively. So he will be the price wicket for GT. If they get him out, it will affect the team plans.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been phenomenal, so far. The veteran leg-spinner had a dream start to this season. In just four matches, he has taken a total of 11 wickets at an average of 9.45. That’s why he’s sitting at the top of the table. Chahal has been difficult to pick for the batters and will be difficult for GT as well.
Shubman Gill is also among the top run-getters of the season. The right-hander has led his team twice to victory. In the four matches he has played, he has scored 187 runs at a strike rate of 159.83. And he is making sure that the team is getting a good start at the top. So, as per his current form, he will be the player to watch out for.
Rashid Khan is the best bowler GT has in their side. And that’s what he has proved so far with his skills. He has taken six wickets in this season so far and always bowls an economical spell. But in the next match he will be up against his rival Yuzi Chahal, so it will be interesting to see which leg-spinner will come out on top.
IPL 2022: Playing 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Mathew Wade (GT), Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR)
Batsmen: Shubman Gill (GT), Devdutt Padikkal (RR), Sai Sudharsan (GT)
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (GT)
Bowlers: Ravi Ashwin (RR), Yuzi Chahal, RR), Trent Boult (RR), Rashid Khan (GT)
Tips: Jos Buttler will be the captain of the team. Shubman Gill or Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain. Both teams have power-hitters in their ranks, but RE holds the slight edge in terms of the quality of their bowlers. So we will back Rajasthan Royals to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.