The Gujarat Titans, headed by Hardik Pandya, finished first in the league phase and will face the Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, who finished second after the league matches. But once the match begins, all of those calculations will be for naught because both clubs have a fantastic group of players who can win games on their day. We can expect a fantastic contest if they live up to their billing.
The pitch at Eden Gardens is expected to provide assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. The nature of the surface will be interesting to watch, as this is the tournament’s first match at this venue.
Probable Playing XIs
No changes are expected in either team in a big match.
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, 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
Jos Buttler has batted brilliantly in the first half of the tournament and, more importantly, has consistently delivered under duress. Jos Buttler currently holds the Orange Cap with a fantastic total of 629 runs from 14 matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, has been a crucial wicket-taker in the ongoing T20 tournament. Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2022, with 26 wickets in 14 games.
In this T20 tournament, the Rajasthan Royals captain has already scored over 350 runs.
Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya has looked in a fine form with the bat. In the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Hardik Pandya played a mature knock of 62 runs off 47 balls.
Shubman Gill batted well except for a few matches, scoring 403 runs the tournament.
Rahul Tewatia has emerged as a fantastic match-winner this season with the bat, averaging close to 150 in the competition thus far.
Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: Shimron Hetmyer, Shubman Gill, David Miller
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami
Captain & Vice Captain Choices
Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan.