Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, GT Playing 11 vs RR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Qualifier 1, GT vs RR
GT vs RR: Gujarat Titans’ Predicted Playing XI Against Rajasthan Royals.
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Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, GT Playing 11 vs RR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Qualifier 1, GT vs RR. Gujarat Titans will play against Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 of the ongoing IPL 2022 on 24th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata.

Gujarat Titans under Hardik Pandya finished the league phase as the No 1 side and will start as favorites on paper against the Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson, the No 2 team after the IPL 2022 league matches.

Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya, IPL 2022, GT vs RR
Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya (Credits: IPL)

For Gujarat Titans, there is a slight injury concern over Wriddhiman Saha as the wicketkeeper did not do the stumpers’ duty against Royal Challengers Bangalore due to a tight hamstring. But Gujarat Titans team management would hope that Wriddhiman Saha, a solid presence in front and behind the wicket, will be fit by Tuesday.

While the Gujarat Titans won 10 out of the 14 games, the Rajasthan Royals finished with 9 wins. Key players on both sides have been in good form and one expects to see a close contest. The two sides had met once earlier in the season and the Gujarat Titans had registered a massive win which will add to the side’s confidence.

Rajasthan Royals are in a happy space after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the last match by 5 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin’s all-around brilliance helped Rajasthan Royals secure a comprehensive victory over CSK and in the process ensured a second spot finish in the league stage.

The Royals are brewing with confidence and they won’t be looking to tinker much with the winning combination. Shimron Hetmyer is back for RR which has definitely bolstered their lower middle order. All in all, Rajasthan Royals do look like a settled unit.

GT vs RR, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals
GT vs RR, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals (Credits: IPL

Wriddhiman Saha has done well in the new role as an opener, and he would look to offer a positive start alongside Shubman Gill in this game. Shubman Gill has made more than 400 runs this year.

Skipper Hardik Pandya has been a strong pillar in the middle order and the side would like to see him build partnerships with Aussie keeper Matthew Wade. David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Rashid Khan have made difference for the side with their big-hitting abilities and the side would look for a good show from them down the order.

Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill. (Photo: IPL)

Pace spearhead Mohammad Shami has leaked runs in the last few games, but he has bowled well overall and shall need to get early breakthroughs with Hardik Pandya as the Royals have a strong batting lineup at the top. Spin wizard Rashid Khan has been at his best and the side would like the magician to outplay the batters. Pacer Lockie Ferguson, spinner Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, and pacer Yash Dayal will have to check the flow of runs in the game given the powerful batting line-up they are up against.

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, GT Playing 11 vs RR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Qualifier 1, GT vs RR

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. Image: BCCI

Shubman Gill who has played 10 Tests and 3 ODI matches for India, will be eager to leave his mark in IPL 2022, as a good outing in the IPL can open doors for the Indian team as well. He was a regular starter for Kolkata Knight Riders since IPL 2018 and his role with Gujarat Titans will be to provide a good start to the team.

Shubman Gill remains one of the most promising openers in the league. He has scored 403 runs in 14 IPL 2022 games averaging 31 at an impressive strike rate of 133.88.  He is the 2nd highest among Gujarat’s run-getters after Hardik Pandya this season.

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