Rajasthan Royals will face Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The team led by Sanju Samson finished in second place in the points list with 18 points and would now try to secure a spot in the final by beating Gujarat. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal have been the star performers for RR, but Buttler’s performance has plummeted in the last few games. Rajasthan would really like to find his mojo again.
Here’s the predicted XI for RR vs GT:
Yashasvi Jaiswal: The southpaw played just seven games this season and scored 212 points. After reclaiming his spot, the young batter was in good form and he hit the ball well.
Jos Buttler: The English wicketkeeper has 629 runs to his name this season and is the current holder of the Orange Cap. However, in the last few games, Buttler came out cheap. He would hope to play a big one in the match that really matters.
Sanju Samson: The skipper has timed the ball very well this season, but he failed to score high consistently. He got a good start but missed a big score. He has not been given a chance in the Indian squad for the T20I series against South Africa, so he would try to prove the selectors wrong.
Devdutt Padikkal: Padikkal, who comes to bat at number 4, has registered 337 runs in 14 matches, marking just half a century. He would hope to continue scoring some crucial points for his side.
Shimron Hetmyer: The left-hander from the Caribbean is in great shape this season and has been able to finish games. He provided much-needed bloom in the Rajasthan innings at the end.
Riyan Parag: The youngster has had a disappointing performance with the bat, but he has been one of the key outfield players as he has made some crucial catches. But the team hoped the all-rounder would score more with the bat.
Ravichandran Ashwin: The veteran player has been a revelation with his all-round abilities. His driving role at the bat has made him a key asset to RR this season. Ashwin got in on the act and helped RR to a win against CSK last week.
Trent Boult: The NZ pacer is leaking too late but his skills in the Powerplay could be vital for any team and so he would be a force to be reckoned with against Gujarat.
Prasidh Krishna: The fast bowler was on the expensive side at the start of the innings, but in the slog-overs, the pacer shook the opponent with regular wickets. Now with his name in the India Test squad for the England Tour, he would certainly have a spring in his step.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg spinner continues to lead the IPL 2022 top wicket takers with 26 scalps. He is the current holder of the Purple Cap.
Obed McCoy: He performed well against CSK in RR’s previous game with two wickets in his four overs and only conceded 20 runs.
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