Newcomers Gujarat Titans (GT) face off against inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League 2022 final on Sunday, May 29. The GT vs RR IPL 2022 final starts at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals: Road to IPL 2022 final
Hardik Pandya-captained Gujarat Titans topped the IPL 2022 standings after the group stage with 20 points from 14 matches while Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, finished second with two points lesser.
GT and RR met in the Qualifier 1, which Gujarat Titans won easily by seven wickets to earn their place in the final directly. Rajasthan Royals had to take the longer route to the summit clash after the loss but managed to beat Eliminator winner Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 to earn their first title clash since winning the IPL in its inaugural season back in 2008 under the captaincy of Shane Warne.
GT vs RR odds
- Dafabet: Gujarat Titans 1.92, Rajasthan Royals 1.92
- Bet365: Gujarat Titans 1.90, Rajasthan Royals 1.90
- 10Cric: Gujarat Titans 1.89, Rajasthan Royals 1.89
- Parimatch: Gujarat Titans 1.90, Rajasthan Royals 1.90
- 1xBet: Gujarat Titans 1.96, Rajasthan Royals 1.96
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals head-to-head
With Gujarat Titans playing their debut IPL, Sunday’s summit clash will be the third head-to-head meeting between the two teams.
GT have won both the previous fixtures. In the group stage, Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 87 led Gujarat Titans to a comfortable 37-run victory over Rajasthan Royals. In Qualifier 1, GT again produced a wonderful team performance to beat RR by seven wickets.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals probable playing XI
GT: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals top picks
GT: Captain Hardik Pandya has been the key man behind Gujarat Titans’ splendid run this season and the India international is his team’s top scorer this season with 453 runs in 14 games. Furthermore, Hardik has been a bane for Rajasthan Royals bowlers this season, having scored 127 runs against them in two innings without getting dismissed once.
Indian speedster Mohammed Shami will be GT’s top man with the ball and is the team’s top wicket taker with 19 scalps.
RR: Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, will be pinning their hopes on Englishman Jos Buttler, who has been the best batter in IPL 2022 by a country mile. Buttler has scored an astonishing 824 runs in his 16 matches and is the tournament’s highest scorer this season.
After a brief lean patch towards the end of the group stage, Jos Buttler seems to have hit form at the right time. Though his 89 against GT in Qualifier 1 came in a losing cause, the 31-year-old hit an unbeaten 106 - one of his four centuries this season - against RCB in Qualifier 2 to help his team to the final.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals prediction
There’s nothing separating the Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in terms of the odds for Sunday’s match. GT have been in slightly better form this season and their superior head-to-head record against the Royals as well as the fact that they’ll be playing in front of their home support, may give them a psychological advantage but Rajasthan Royals do possess a slightly more experienced side, which will counter these factors, especially in a big match scenario.
Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report
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