On 24 May 2022 (Tuesday), Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be playing Qualifier 1 of IPL 2022 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Gujarat Titans finished the league stage of the IPL at the No.1 position with 10 victories from 14 matches.
On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals finished at the No.2 position with 9 victories from 14 matches.
The Royals will feel confident after their two superb wins against CSK and Lucknow Super Giants. But, the Gujarat Titans lost to RCB in their last league match, which can go against them in the playoffs.
Now, having said that, you never know what will happen in the Qualifiers as it will be quite a pressure game, and the one team who handles pressure better will get through.
Match 71, Gujarat Titans (GT) vs. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: 24th May at 7:30 PM IST ( +5:30 GMT )
Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar
GT vs. RR, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Pitch Report:
The surface at Eden is expected to help both batsmen and bowlers.
However, the conditions will assist the batsmen because of the short boundaries and a lightning-fast cricket outfield.
The average first innings total will remain around 170-180, and both teams will prefer chasing.
GT vs. RR Dream 11, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Playing XIs ( Most Likely )
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade/Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Top Picks for GT vs. RR Dream 11, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Dream11 Match:
1) Hardik Pandya
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has been in a good form with the bat in the ongoing IPL.
He has scored 413 runs in 14 matches at an impressive average of 41.3
During the last match against RCB, Hardik played a superb 62-run knock-off 47 balls.
2) Shubhman Gill
Gujarat Titans openers Shubhman Gill has also been in a good form, scoring 403 runs in 14 matches at an impressive average of 31
Shubman Gill played an impressive 63 run knock on a difficult wicket against Lucknow Super Giants, and we would expect to repeat the same feat in the qualifiers
3) Rahul Tewatia
Playing for Gujarat Titans, Rahul Tewatia has been superb with the bat this season
Rahul Tewatia has batted at a strike rate of 150 this season and has helped GT win a few close matches with his amazing finishing touch.
4) Jos Buttler
Opening the batting for Rajasthan Royals, Buttler has batted wonderfully in pressure situations in this year’s IPL
Jos is currently the Orange Cap holder with 629 runs from 14 matches.
5) Yuzvendra Chahal
Playing for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is currently the highest wicket-taker with 26 wickets from 14 matches
6) Sanju Samson
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson had an average season in this year’s IPL, according to his standards.
But still, Sanju has scored more than 350 runs this season and will be playing a crucial role in the playoffs.
1) Suggested Playing XI for GT vs. RR Dream 11, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket League
Jos Buttler (C), Sanju Samson, Wrriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Shubhman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Ashwin, Hardik Pandya (VC), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Obed Mccoy
2) Suggested Playing XI for GT vs. RR Dream 11, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket League
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Wrriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Shubhman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Ravi Ashwin (VC), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Obed Mccoy
3) Suggested Playing XI for GT vs. RR Dream 11, Qualifier 1, Match 71, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket League
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Shubhman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Ashwin, Hardik Pandya (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Obed Mccoy, Mohammed Shami