IPL 2022 is gearing up for the middle phase of the league stages, with all teams doing everything they can to stay in the top four of the points table. The Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans have had a good start to the season and are currently among the top three teams in the points table. With more victories this season, both teams have winning form and momentum on their side. Following a loss, Rajasthan Royals came back strongly to win a cliffhanger last night, while Gujarat Titans suffered their first loss in their previous match. We can expect a thrilling match between two of the top teams in the points table, with the winner finishing as the table topper.
The 24th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans will take place on April 14th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans, 24th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 14, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Team Previews
The Rajasthan Royals rode Shimron Hetmyer’s brilliance to take their team from 67/4 to 165/6 in 20 overs. With 218 runs, Jos Buttler has been their leading run-scorer, while Sanju Samson, Padikkal, and Ravi Ashwin have all made significant contributions with the bat in various matches. Rassie Van Der Dussen and Riyan Parag will bolster their batting lineup, which is lacking depth below No.8.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been the standout bowler this season, claiming 11 wickets at an RPO of 6. Trent Boult has stormed the batters in the powerplay with swing and has claimed 7 wickets, while Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen have been their ideal support acts to help them with the pace. Despite a lack of wickets in the matches so far, Ravi Ashwin is contributing with his economical overs.
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: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen/James Neesham, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
The Gujarat Titans batsmen struggled to 162/7 on a tricky pitch, with skipper Hardik Pandya scoring a valiant fifty and Abhinav Manohar contributing a quickfire 35 runs. Shubman Gill has been in good form with the bat, scoring 178 runs, while Rahul Tewatia has contributed crucial runs to their team’s success thus far. We may include Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the playing XI in this match because Mathew Wade and David Miller are struggling for runs.
Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson were the Man of the Match in the first two matches, but were slightly inconsistent in the last two. Rashid Khan and Hardik Pandya have been outstanding with the ball, taking crucial wickets and scoring runs at less than 7 RPO. Darshan Nalkande and Rahul Tewatia have leaked runs at more than 10 RPO and bowled the fifth bowler’s quota so far.
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: Rahmanullah Gurbaz/Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Toss Prediction
Teams have mostly chosen to chase in T20 matches of late, and we have a 14-7 win-loss record so far this season. We anticipate that both captains will bat second in this match as well.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at DY Patil Stadium has been slightly tacky, with a slowness and spongy bounce. On this pitch, bowlers may look to use slower balls and variations effectively. In this pitch, we anticipate average scores of 160-180 runs.
On the day of the match, Mumbai will be hot and humid, with a lot of dew expected in the later stages, making life difficult for bowlers. Anti-dew agents may be able to control the dew factor to some extent.
Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Match Prediction
In their playing XI, RR has a strong batting lineup, four quality bowlers, and a promising young pacer. However, due to the absence of all-rounders in their playing XI, they lack firepower in the lower order and depth in the bowling attack. The GT batting lineup is a little shaky in the middle order, but they make up for it with depth and balance in the playing XI. Rashid Khan lacks spin support, and pacers Shami and Ferguson were inebriated in the previous game. We expect the Rajasthan Royals to win this match because they have a strong playing XI.
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Gujarat Titans at the odds of 1.80.
- So far, both teams have 6 points from four matches, with three victories and one defeat.
- RR currently holds the orange cap (Jos Buttler – 218 runs) and the purple cap (Yuzvendra Chahal – 12 wickets).
- RR won their previous match at this venue, while GT lost their only previous match here.