RR vs GT Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with Gujarat Titans in match 24 of the IPL 2022 on April 14 at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals are currently sitting at the top of the Points Table with six points in their kitty. They have won three & lost one match out of four matches they have played. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans occupy the fifth spot on the Points Table by winning three out of four matches. They are placed at the fifth position on the points table due to low NRR as compared to table-toppers Rajasthan Royals.
RR vs GT Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals Preview
Rajasthan Royals would be brimming with confidence after registering a superlative three runs win over Lucknow Super Giants in their previous clash. Batting first in the match, RR managed to post an average 165-6 on board. Their top order couldn’t deliver much with the bat. However, Shimron Hetmyer hit an unbeaten fifty to help RR recover from a mid-innings collapse. Hetmyer (59*) & Ravichandran Ashwin (28) did the rebuilding work for RR with a 68-run stand off 51 balls. The duo rescued RR from 4-67 to 135 in the 19th over before Ashwin getting retired out. Later Parag joined hands with Hetmyer & the duo guided RR to a defendable 165 runs total.
Later RR managed to restrict LSG to 162 runs, thanks to their clinical bowling performance. Yuzvendra Chahal ran through LSG’s batting order by returning with figures of 4-41. Trent Boult too chipped in with early scalps to prevent their batters from getting settled on the crease. At one point it seemed like LSG will win the clash as Marcus Stoinis (38 off 17 balls), Deepak Hooda (25) & Quinton de Kock (39) provided momentum to their innings.
LSG needed 15 runs from the last over which RR’s debutant Kuldeep Sen denied them by delivering three back-to-back dot balls to Marcus Stoinis in the last over. Due to Kuldeep’s on-point death over bowling, RR snatched victory from the jaw of defeat by wrapping their innings at 162-8, falling short of three runs.
Heading into their fifth match of the tournament RR will aim to continue their winning spree against Gujarat Titans who boast of a perfect line-up & consistent performances so far in the IPL 2022.
RR vs GT Match Prediction: Gujarat Titans Preview
Gujarat Titans are coming into this clash on the back of an eight wickets defeat over SRH in their previous clash. Batting first, Gujarat Titans couldn’t get off to an ideal start as they lost the first three wickets with just 64 runs on board in eight overs. Hardik Pandya’s valorous 50 runs off 41 balls along with Abhinav Manohar’s quickfire 35 off 21 balls helped Titans to reach 162-7 in the allotted 20 overs.
In response, SRH once again made a lifting start, thanks to openers Kane Williamson & Abhishek Sharma. Abhishek Sharma scored 42 while Kane Williamson hit 57 runs. Later, Nicholas Pooran slammed an unbeaten 34 to get the winning runs for the team. For Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya (1 for 27) and Rashid Khan (1 for 28) showed up with the ball but it was Lockie Ferguson who once again failed to scalp even a single wicket in the match. Gujarat Titans couldn’t get some early breakthroughs & thus suffered their first defeat of the tournament at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Gujarat Titans would be aiming to bounce back to winning terms & move up on the Points Table by outclassing Table Toppers Rajasthan Royals in today’s clash.