Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Final: After almost two months of strong action, the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has reached its final moment, with Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals fighting for the title at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Sunday. Will go up against the other. Winning the trophy for Gujarat at their home ground would be a stellar first season, where they overcame tough moments before every tournament match, becoming a table-topper and then making a straight final for the title. . It will be a golden opportunity for Rajasthan to pay a tribute to the late leg-spin legend Shane Warne after winning their only title in 2008.
The Hardik Pandya-led side had received negative reviews from many people even before the tournament began, while their mega auction strategy was said to be not good. Many wondered whether Pandya can inspire new players by improving his game with form and injury after the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Also, England opener Jason Roy withdrew from the tournament citing a bio-bubble. Despite all odds, Gujarat has stunned everyone with its consistent performance. Became the first team to enter the playoffs and eventually reach the finals. Due to the success of Gujarat, all the players are performing well with a clear role.
Rashid said, “We have the balance in the team, which has helped us come to this position, because it was very clear to each player what my job was, where I would bat and even knew it This is a situation that I will have to face.”
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan said, “It was very clear from the first match, which was really important for the bowling unit as well. ‘Yes’, it’s also my responsibility to bowl well. So, it’s really best for you. More important than the teams. The balance of the team has been top-class, that’s how we got here.”
Brilliant batting of Rajasthan
Pandya’s batting and his captaincy have been excellent in the tournament. Openers Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha, middle-order aggressive David Miller and Rahul Tewatia, fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan performed brilliantly. Also has contributed a lot to the success of Gujarat in various phases of the mega event.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, had a brilliant strategy in the mega auction, where they got highly experienced players and are now close to winning their second IPL trophy. The Sanju Samson-led side will also be excited to convert the 0-2 face-off against Gujarat in IPL 2022.
Their spin bowling consisted of the dominant wicket-taker Yuzvendra Chahal, with senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin showing his all-rounder exploits while pace attack from Trent Boult, Pranali Krishna and Obed McCoy put the team on a winning path. has worked.
Their top-order has been punctuated by orange-cap holder Jos Buttler, who has now scored four centuries in the tournament. In Qualifier 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, he equaled Virat Kohli’s record with an unbeaten 106, apart from Shimron Hetmyer. Overall, the road between Gujarat and Rajasthan till the final has not been easy. But Sunday’s title match between Gujarat and Rajasthan is likely to be thorny.
Both the teams are as follows:
Gujarat Titans Squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, R. Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Manohar, Noor Ahmed, Dominic Drake, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Pradeep Sangwan, B. Sai Sudarshan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Varun Aaron.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Sanju Samson (Captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Praneek Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anuy Singh, James Neesham, Corbin Bosch, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Rossi van der Dussen, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldeep Yadav and Shubham Garhwal.