The Rajasthan Royals will be taking on the Gujarat Titans in the finals of IPL 2022 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both the sides have played the best brand of cricket so far and are just a win away from lifting the prestigious IPL trophy. After having finished in the top 2 positions in the points table at the end of the league stages, the two teams faced off earlier than this in the Qualifier 1 wherein the Gujarat Titans emerged victorious. Rajasthan Royals however didn’t choke the second chance they got in the Qualifier 2 vs RCB and cemented their place in the final with a strong win. Both the teams would be giving it their all in the IPL final.
GT vs RR: Match Details
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
- Match 74 Final:- RR vs GT
- Date & Time: May 29, 8:00 PM
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: The Rajasthan Royals have been absolutely at the peak of their game this season until now. The team finally managed to deliver quality and desirable performances on the big stages after failing to deliver on several occasions previously. The management did a fantastic job during the auctions which were followed by a proper selection of the combination of players which worked out instantly for the side.
The several key players of the team have been absolutely sensational as they’ve carried out their tasks with total determination and will to win. Be it the batters, bowlers or even fielders, the team has looked totally perfect in all aspects so far. The team is coming off a comprehensive win over RCB in Qualifier 2.
The biggest boost for the side ahead of the final will be the red hot form of their X- factor, Jos Buttler who single-handedly won them the game vs RCB. Another win is all they need to etch their names in the history books. The management is expected to use the same XI in the final as they did In Qualifier 2.
Possible Playing XI:- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Gujarat Titans: Analysis
Gameplan: Gujarat finished the league stages as table toppers with 10 wins in 14 games and rushed into the finals with a victory over Rajasthan in Qualifier 1. The team though playing its debut season has shown absolutely no signs of hesitation in giving the other experienced teams a tough fight for the trophy.
All the strategies and combinations have worked out brilliantly for the side as they are without a doubt the best in the present so far numberwise. The new team and its management have done extremely well to counter the tough circumstances and bring the best out of the new set of players who had made their way into their new franchise for the first time this season.
The brilliant team efforts and incredible ability to change the game in any situation have seen the team achieve so much success so far. The team managed to find a new saviour in every game.
The key players like skipper Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Shubhman Gill, Rashid Khan and many others have all contributed to the team’s incredible journey so far. It wouldn’t be a surprise if these brilliant sets of players manage to win their side the trophy hereon.
Possible Playing XI:- 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.
GT vs RR: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Jos Buttler
With 824 runs this season so far, Jos Buttler is the leading run scorer by a big margin. The hard-hitting opener has been absolutely at the peak of his game as he’s smashed 4 centuries and 4 half centuries and has almost made up the habit of winning his side games on his own.
His current form too will be a big threat to the Gujarat Bowlers since he’s notched up a half century and followed it up with a century in the Qualifier 1 and 2 respectively. With such superb rhythm in his favour, the Englishman will definitely be looking to deliver another classical knock with the bat for one last time this season vs Gujarat in the final.
Probable best bowler of the match – Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna has been the surprise package for his side in the recent games. With 18 wickets to his name, the uncapped Indian fast bowler has shown great signs of impact for his side. His ability to bowl crucial overs in any phase of the innings have made him an indispensable player in the lineup. In spite of having a bad day in the Qualifier 1 vs Gujarat where he was smashed for 3 sixes in the final over of the match, the youngster made a strong comeback as he picked 3 wickets in the next match vs RCB in the Qualifier 2. Another magical spell of bowling is all the management will be hoping to see from him.
GT vs RR: Head to head stats
The two teams have faced off only twice before this. Once in the league stages and the second time in the Qualifier 1. Gujarat Titans managed to win on both of these occasions. Another epic clash between these two giants this season is being closely anticipated by the fans.
GT vs RR: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Rajasthan Royals to win the match
With a series of brilliant performances one after the another being showcased by all the players recently, and the key players hitting majestic form in the crucial moments, the Rajasthan Royals are the seeming favourites to beat the Gujarat Titans in the final and lift the trophy. The last time they managed to win the IPL was back in 2008, which was the inaugural edition of the IPL.