The table-toppers of IPL 2022 are going to face each other in this qualifier match. The winner of this match will confirm the ticket to the final of this big event of cricket while the loser will have another chance. GT is part of IPL for the first time in the history of IPL and what a season they are having. They had been the most successful team in league matches with ten wins to their names in 14 matches. They lost just four matches and are leading the points table after league matches. Gujarat is the only team in IPL 2022 that had won ten matches as no other team had won more than nine matches. On the other hand, RR also played in IPL 2022 and they are the second-best performing team in league matches. They won nine out of 14 matches and lost five matches. They are holding the second spot on the table. They are equal in the points with LSG but they are good in the net run rate and also have two chances to qualify for the final of IPL 2022.
GUJARAT TITANS REVIEWS
GT had been just superb in IPL 2022 but they were not good in the previous match against RCB. The batting order of Gujarat is very strong and experienced and has played the main role in every win. W Saha and Shubman Gill are opening the batting inning for GT. The middle and lower batting order of Gujarat is also strong and experienced. Mathew Wade, Hardik Pandya, and David Miller are handling the middle batting order while Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan are also available to take care of the lower batting order. They managed to score 168 runs in 20 overs in the previous match against Bangalore. GT has good news as Hardik Pandya is back to good form and he was the highest run-scorer in the previous match with 62 runs on 47 balls with the help of four boundaries and three huge sixes. He remained not out till the 20th over. David Miller also performed well with the bat and scored 34 runs on 25 balls. He smashed three huge sixes during his inning. W Saha was the other batter who was good with the bat. He scored 31 runs on 22 balls and smashed four boundaries and one huge six.
Rashid Khan was also good with the bat and smashed 19 runs on just six balls with the help of one boundary and two huge sixes. The bowling department of GT also had been good throughout IPL 2022 but they had been under the belt in some previous matches. Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, and Lockie Ferguson had been the leading bowlers of Gujarat. Rashid Khan had been the star bowler of GT and also the highest wicket-taker from the side of Gujarat. He was also the highest wicket-taker in the previous match with two wickets to his name in four overs against 32 runs. No other bowler from their side could manage to pick any wicket in the most recent match. Lockie Ferguson, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed Shami were the bowlers who could not pick any wicket. Hardik Pandya proved the most expensive bowler who leaked 35 runs in three overs while Mohammed Shami was charged for 23 runs in just two overs. GT has a good combination of the bowling department and we don’t think that they are going to make any changes in the bowling department.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS REVIEWS
RR is coming to this match on the back of a massive win over CSK in the most recent match with a handsome margin. The bowling department of Rajasthan had been good in IPL 2022. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna are leading the bowling department with Ravi Ashwin, Chahal, and Obed McCoy. They were outstanding in the previous match where they leaked just 150 runs in 20 overs. Obed McCoy was the most successful bowler with two wickets to his name in four overs against just 20 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal also picked two wickets while he was charged for 26 runs in four overs. Ravi Ashwin was another bowler who was good with the ball. He picked one wicket in four overs against 28 runs. Trent Boult also picked one wicket but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged for 44 runs in four overs. Prasidh Krishna was the only bowler who could not manage to pick any wicket. The bowling department of Rajasthan is performing well and we are sure that they will play a major role in this match.
The batting order of RR is also strong and experienced. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler are opening the batting inning for Rajasthan with Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag. These all batters had been just good in IPL 2022. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the most successful batter in the previous match with 59 runs to his name on 44 balls with the help of eight boundaries and one huge six. Ravichandran Ashwin was the other batter who was good with the bat. He scored 40 runs on just 23 balls and smashed two boundaries and three huge sixes during his inning. He remained not out till the chase of the target. Sanju Samson scored 15 runs while Riyan Parag had 10 runs to his name. Shimron Hetmyer is back in the playing eleven but he was not good with the bat in the previous match. He is the kind of batter who can win any match single-handedly. He is a hard hitter and smashes sixes quite easily. Jos Buttler is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL and he will also play a key role in the result of this match.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: May 24, 7:30 PM
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important part in the result of every match of IPL 2022 as we had observed in the previous matches. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The Qualifier 1 match of IPL T20, 2022 is going to be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen to score good cricketing shots but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.
WEATHER REPORT FOR TODAY’S MATCH
The weather forecast for Kolkata is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI 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
PROBABLY THE 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.
PROBABLY THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Rashid Khan is yet to deliver 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.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
Rajasthan Royals is overall a strong team when we compare with Gujarat Titans. They have the best players in the T20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the T20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Rajasthan Royals have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Rajasthan Royals have 52% chance to win this match.
Gujarat Titans have a 48% chance to win this match.