IPL 2022 Qualifier 1: The qualifier match of the Indian T20 League 2022 is slated to be played between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Both teams have played exceedingly well this year.
Gujarat finished at the top of the points table after the end of the league stage matches. Hardik Pandya is the most important batter in their batting unit. He played a stellar knock in the last game and is currently the highest run-getter for the team.
Shubman Gill is the second-highest run-scorer, while Wriddhiman Saha has consistently been giving powerful starts to the team. These three will hold key to the team’s fortune as far as batting is concerned. With the ball, Rashid Khan will hold the key as Eden Garden provides assistance to the spinners. Having said that, Mohammed Shami too will be a player to watch out for. He is the highest wicket-taker for Gujarat this season.
Facing them are Rajasthan, who have been nothing short of outstanding this season. Jos Buttler has played a massive role with the bat. He is the highest run-getter this season but his recent form doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. However, in the big games, you expect him to play impactful knocks with the bat. Sanju Samson, too, ought to take some responsibility and need to produce goods in an important game.
Besides, the likes of Hetmyer, Padikkal, and Jaiswal are also in decent touch with the bat. In the bowling department, both Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin are going to play a key role. Both have been in outstanding form and that should give the team a lot of confidence. Also, it will be interesting to see how Boult and Prasidh Krishna starts in the power play.