Date: 24 May 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Rajasthan and Gujarat are set to go head to head in the first Qualifier of the 2022 Indian T20 League at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Both these teams have been among the best sides in the tournament this year. In their only meet earlier, Gujarat registered a 37-run victory. But heading into this game, Gujarat lost their previous match against Bangalore while Rajasthan defeated Chennai by five wickets.
Gujarat have been the best team in the tournament so far as they finished at top of the table. Most of their trusted batters have had at least one good innings under their belt so far. While their bowling lineup is led by Rashid Khan, who too has chipped in with the bat, their pace bowling will be led by Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Yash Dayal. All-rounders options like captain Hardik Pandya himself and Rahul Tewatia are the glue of the team with quality performances in all departments and should find a place in most Fantasy sides.
Besides Gujarat, Rajasthan have also produced some dominant performances in the tournament so far. Their batting is led by orange cap holder Jos Butler with Sanju Samson who has scored crucial runs. However, Buttler hasn’t scored runs in the second half which may be a cause of concern. But their weakest link has been their lower batting order but the return of Shimron Hetmyer could be the answer to their problems. Yuzvendra Chahal as the Purple Cap holder leads the Rajasthan bowling with support from Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna who have been consistent along with Ravichandran Ashwin who has been exemplary with the bat as well.
Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Grand League team:
Head to head team:
Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Devdutt Padikkal, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami
All-Rounders: R Ashwin, Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya
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