The playoffs will be beginning tomorrow as the Gujarat Titans will be taking on the Rajasthan Royals in Match No. 71, Qualifier of IPL 2022. The team which wins tomorrow’s game shall advance to the finals whole the loser will have to play the winner of the eliminator between RCB and LSG for a shot in the finals. Both the teams have looked insanely good so far this season and will be looking to cement their place into the finals with a fantastic win in tomorrow’s game.
GT vs RR: Match Details
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Match 71, Qualifier 1:- GT vs RR
- Date & Time: May 24, 7:30 PM
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: The Rajasthan Royals who finished the league stages with brilliant 18 points in 14 matches will be eager to continue their fantastic run and beat an in form Gujarat side to reach the finals straightaway. The side has displayed amazingly good performances both with the bat and ball so far and will stand a strong chance to lift the trophy this season.
The Sanju Samson led side ensured a 2nd position finish at the end of the group stages with a win over the Chennai Super Kings in their previous match. The side will expectedly be coming into this crucial match with the same XI. The poor form of their star batsman and the current orange cap holder, Jos Buttler will be a bit of a concern for the team.
Possible Playing XI:- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Gujarat Titans: Analysis
Gameplan: The Gujarat Titans have been the most successful side so far in the tournament with 10 wins in 14 games during the league stages. In spite of having lost the previous match vs RCB, the Hardik Pandya led side has a lot of positives to rely on ahead of their important clash vs Rajasthan.
The side has been totally equipped with hard-hitting batsmen and quality bowlers. The team will have to be wise in picking their XI and make use of the essential opportunities which they create during various phases of the game. The match winners will have to live up to their worth in tomorrow’s big match.
Possible Playing XI:- 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.
GT vs RR: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Jos Buttler
With 629 runs so far, Jos Buttler has been the top run scorer this season. His highly impactful innings while batting at the top of the order has been highly effective in helping his side win matches under tough circumstances. The hard-hitting opener though has been in poor form in the recent games, he will be looking to make a strong comeback and notch up a big score with the bat in tomorrow’s important game vs Gujarat.
Probable best bowler of the match – Yuzvendra Chahal
With 26 wickets to his name, Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket taker in this tournament. The leggie has been of great use to his side with his economical bowling and highly wicket taking strategies. Such has been his impact that the captain has asked him to deliver crucial overs even in the death over at times to everyone’s surprise. With his 2 wickets in the previous game, Chahal was effective in his side’s win once again. The spinner will be keen to make a mark in tomorrow’s game too.
RR vs GT: Head to head stats
The two teams have met only once this season. The Gujarat Titans emerged victorious by 37 runs in the match that it played against Rajasthan during the group stages.
GT vs RR: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Rajasthan Royals to win the match
Based on their current form and the wonderful winning momentum that they are carrying at the moment, the Rajasthan Royals are the favourite to win the match tomorrow vs Gujarat Titans. The team will hopefully be able to win and reach the finals of the IPL for the first time since 2008.