Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals (GT vs RR) will play the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Gujarat Titans finished at the top of the table with ten wins and 20 points from 14 games. However, their last match against RCB resulted in an eight-wicket loss. They were restricted to 169/5 batting first. Hardik Pandya with an unbeaten 62 carried their innings. Bangalore chased the score down comfortably in 18.4 overs eventually.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals secured the second spot on the table with nine wins and 18 points. They come into this game with a win against CSK. Yuzvendra Chahal and Obed McCoy picked two wickets each to hold Chennai at 150/6. Yashasvi Jaiswal (59) and Ravichandran Ashwin (40*) ensured Rajasthan got over the line with five wickets to spare.
The winner of this game will book their spot in the finals of the IPL 2022.
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2022 Qualifier 1
Date and Time: May 24, Tuesday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
GT vs RR PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami, Sai Kishore
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
The wicket at the Eden Gardens is expected to be a good batting track. However, there will some be some assistance for pacers early on. Spinners will come into play as the game progresses. Teams batting first have a great record in play-off matches at this venue.
GT vs RR MATCH PREDICTION
Gujarat Titans finished as the top team. Rajasthan Royals are only behind them and come into this match with winning momentum. It will be a cracker of a match and it is hard to pick an outright winner. Although, Rajasthan seem to have an upper hand as they have won back-to-back games prior to this match.
GT vs RR DREAM11 FANTASY SUGGESTIONS
Fantasy Team #1: Jos Buttler, Snaju Samson, David Miller, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Rashid Khan
Captain: Hardik Pandya, Vice-captain: Ravichandran Ashwin
Fantasy Team #2: Wriddhiman Saha, Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan
Captain: Jos Buttler, Vice-captain: Hardik Pandya