Indian Premier League 2022 – Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals – Final Match Prediction
After 73 competitive games, the Indian Premier League 2022 has reached its grand finale. It has been a successful season with intense competition in the majority of games. There will be no surprises in the finals, as the top two teams will compete for the crowning jewel. The Titans qualified for this game by defeating the Royals in the first qualifier. The Rajasthan Royals defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore to reach the final for the second time.
The Gujarat Titans have won both games between the two teams this season, which will boost their confidence. They performed admirably as a group, relying on collective efforts rather than individual brilliance. This year, the Rajasthan Royals had their best season since 2008. Both teams are batting powerhouses, which should make this game interesting.
The Finale between Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals will take place on May 29th, 2022 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, Final, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 29, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Team Previews
Gujarat Titans (Match Odds – 1.88)
In its first season, Hardik Pandya’s team has written a dream story. They topped the points table and defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the first qualifier. Pandya would be aware of the pressure on his team as they face the same team in the final. He can’t afford to let his guard down after making it this far with such a young group of players. The Titans’ coach wants to finish the tournament similarly to how they have played in the majority of the games.
Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill have done well as a pair, and it will be up to them to get off to a good start. With Pandya and Matthew Wade among the runs in the last few games, the middle order appears to be formidable. The team’s greatest strength has been the trio of David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Rashid Khan, who have won games with electrifying knocks down the order. The team wants to be at their best in the most important game of the season.
Mohammad Shami’s form has dipped slightly, but he will have to lead this attack and get Buttler out early. As Rajasthan has firepower at the top, Yash Dayal must provide good support with the new ball. Rashid Khan, the team’s best bowler, will be expected to perform miracles. Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore all play significant roles in the supporting cast.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
Predicted XI: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals (Match Odds – 1.89)
Sanju Samson’s team has made an impressive run to the tournament final. Their 7-wicket victory over the Royal Challengers was as good as it gets. They bowled well to keep the Royal Challengers to a low total and chased it down clinically near the end. The former champions will seek their second title as they compete in the final for the first time since 2008. They have lost both games this season to the Gujarat Titans, and Samson will be looking to win the most important one.
Jos Buttler hit his third century of the season in the previous game, and he and Yashasvi Jaiswal form a formidable opening pair. The side would be thinking about a special knock from him. They have good firepower in the middle order, with Sampson looking in great form, but he will need to add runs with Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer. The team is pleased to have Riyan Parag and Ravichandran Ashwin down the order, as both have won it for the team in previous games.
Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna found form in the previous game, and they will need to be at their best against the Gujarat Titans, who have a strong batting lineup. Obed McCoy’s strong performance in the previous game would boost the team’s confidence, as he has struggled in the past. Yuzvendra Chahal will need to bowl a special spell against Ashwin because he has the most wickets in the tournament and must make the most of his confidence.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Toss Prediction
The wicket here is difficult to set a total on because teams have comfortably chased big scores here in the past. Both teams would be under pressure here, and they would like to have a goal in mind. In this game, the team that wins the toss would be delighted to invite the opposing team to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium has a flat surface and a quick outfield. Batsmen have performed admirably, though the wicket’s dual-paced nature may surprise them. Batsmen who build their innings have fared better here. On this surface, fast bowlers rely on their variations to earn rewards. The spinners have had a field day because the ball can turn sharply and stop on the batsmen.
On May 29, there will be clear skies over Ahmedabad, and the evening will be warm and humid. The wicket is two-paced, so batsmen must be cautious. Spinners will probably enjoy the conditions in this game because the dry surface will cause the ball to turn. It’s the big game, and the team batting first would be content with a score of 180 runs or more.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction
This game looks like it will be a nail-biter, with both teams looking fantastic. The Rajasthan Royals will be hoping for a special knock from Jos Buttler, who has carried the team on his shoulders. Their bowlers will need to replicate their form from the previous game against RCB. The Gujarat Titans are on the verge of making history by becoming the first team to win the tournament in its inaugural season. They have a well-balanced team that has performed well as a unit. In this game, this would put them slightly ahead of the Rajasthan Royals.
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Rajasthan Royals at the odds of 1.88.
- Gujarat Titans have won both games between the two teams this year, adding to their confidence.
- Royals have been overly reliant on Jos Buttler and Sanju Sampson to win games, while other batsmen have struggled.
- Shubman Gill, David Miller, and Hardik Pandya have all scored more than 400 runs for the Titans this season.