GT vs RR – Match Preview:
Gujarat Titans will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 24th May (Tuesday) for the 1st Qualifier of IPL 2022. The winner of this game will directly qualify for the Final. Get up to speed by reading our GT vs RR Prediction!
Gujarat Titans finished at the top of the points table at the end of the league stage as they registered 10 wins from their 14 matches. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals finished at the 2nd spot with 9 wins and 5 losses from 14 games in IPL 2022.
Gujarat Titans lost their previous game by 8 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Batting first, Gujarat Titans managed to score 168-5 due to a superb knock from Hardik Pandya who remained unbeaten on 62* runs from just 47 deliveries including 4 fours and 3 sixes.
In reply, RCB convincingly chased down the target in the 19th over with 8 wickets in hand. Virat Kohli played q match-winning knock of 73 runs while Faf du Plessis also scored 44 runs in the must-win match for their side.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals registered a comfortable 24-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants. Rajasthan Royals posted a target of 179 runs on the board for Lucknow. The youngsters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal smashed 41 and 39 runs respectively for Rajasthan in that game.
Later, LSG were restricted to just 154-8 from their 20 overs due to an outstanding bowling spell from Trent Boult who grabbed 2 wickets and conceded only 18 runs from his 4 overs.
GT vs RR – Head to Head
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in IPL.
Total Matches Played: 1
RR won: 0
GT won: 1
Tie/ no result: 0
The batters can score quick runs early on while the spinners will get benefit from the pitch throughout the match on the Eden Gardens pitch. Defending the total will be difficult here so, both teams will like to bowl first on this pitch.
The temperature will most likely hover around 27°C at night with 82% humidity during the match timings. There are 56 percent chances of rain during the match and thunderstorms might also affect this game.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings total at the Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata is 155.
RR vs GT Prediction – Probable XI
Gujarat Titans Predicted XI
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Matthew Wade, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, R Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami.
GT Complete Squad
Hardik Pandya (captain), Matthew Wade (wk), Rashid Khan (vc), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Jayant Yadav, Dominic Drakes, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Yash Dayal.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
RR Complete Squad
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.
RR VS GT Match Prediction:
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and David Miller.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Muhammad Shami, and Trent Boult
GT vs RR Winner Prediction
Both Gujarat and Rajasthan have a strong lineup and they are the top 2 best sides on the points table. Rajasthan Royals have both the leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker of the season in their lineup and they have a pretty balanced side.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have been the side to beat this season and they have also registered a comfortable 37-run victory against Rajasthan Royals earlier this season that will boost their confidence. Gujarat Titans have a better team combination as compared to Rajasthan Royals.
Hence, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the 1st Qualifier of IPL 2022 against the Rajasthan Royals.
GT vs RR Broadcasting
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the game on television, and its live streaming will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Our GT vs RR Prediction
- Who will win the toss? Gujarat Titans
- Who will win? Gujarat Titans
- Top Batsman (Runs scored): Jos Buttler
- Top Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Muhammad Shami, and Trent Boult
- Team Scores Batting First: Between 150 to 180.
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Last Updated on May 23, 2022
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