The winner of this competition qualifies for the final.
The 2022 Indian T20 League play-offs kick off on May 24, with the first qualifier between Gujarat Lions and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata at 7:30 PM.
Gujarat Lions were defeated by Bangalore by 8 wickets while defending a score of 169 runs. Captain Hardik Pandya hit 62 runs for his side but did not get the desired support from bowlers and therefore lost the match.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, upset Chennai Super Kings by successfully chasing 151 runs with Yashasvi Jaiswal leading the way with 59 runs off 44 balls, propelling his team to victory.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, Qualification 1
Event location: Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata
Date Time: 24e May at 19:30 IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
GUJ vs RAJ, Qualification 1Pitch Report:
The field at Eden Gardens is considered a strong battlefield. Fast bowlers have also had early success on this surface after adapting the dirt used for it.
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Also read: R Sai Kishore praises Hardik Pandya’s ‘simple’ captaincy
GUJ vs RAJ, Qualification 1Likely playing XIs:
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Matthew Wade, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, R Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Riyan Parag, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Top Picks for GUJ vs RAJ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler is an outstanding captaincy and the tournament’s leading points scorer, with 629 runs in 14 games so far.
Yuzvendra Chahal is a must-pick contender and the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, with 26 wickets in 14 matches.
Hardik Pandya made an outstanding effort for his team, leading them to the playoffs by scoring 413 points in 13 games.
Featured Play XI No.1 for GUJ vs RAJ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (VC)David Miller, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal (C)
Featured Play XI No.2 for GUJ vs RAJ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket†
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer (VC)Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (C)Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain and Vice Captain options†
Captain options: Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya
Vice Captain Options: Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and playing XIs from each match will be displayed on our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.