Newcomers Gujarat will lock horns with Rajasthan in Qualifier 1 of the Indian T20 League 2022 playoffs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday, May 23. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Gujarat have made an impressive Indian T20 League debut by finishing at the top of the league standings with 20 points from 14 matches. Gujarat have won 10 of the 14 matches that they have played in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League so far.
On the other hand, inaugural Indian T20 League champions Rajasthan squeezed into the second spot after pipping Lucknow on net run rate. The Sanju Samson-led side registered nine wins and five defeats in 14 matches, accumulating 18 points this season.
Gujarat vs Rajasthan odds for Indian T20 League 2022 Qualifier 1 playoffs
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Gujarat vs Rajasthan recent form
Gujarat will look to bounce back after suffering an eight-wicket defeat against Bangalore in their previous match. After making a dominant start by winning eight of their first nine matches, Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat experienced a dip in form as they registered two wins and three defeats in their last five matches of Indian T20 League 2022.
On the other hand, Rajasthan beat defending champions Chennai by five wickets in their final league match. Sanju Samson and his men will be high on confidence after securing victories in three of their last four matches.
Gujarat: L, W, W, L, L
Rajasthan: W, W, L, W, L
Gujarat vs Rajasthan head-to-head in Indian T20 League
Gujarat defeated Rajasthan by 37 runs in their previous meeting in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League. Put into bat, Gujarat rode on captain Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 87 off 52 balls and Abhinav Manohar’s 28-ball 43 to post 192/4 in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Rajasthan kept losing wickets at regular intervals as they could manage 155/9 in their 20 overs. Pacer Lockie Ferguson was the standout bowler for Gujarat, picking three wickets for 23 runs in his quota of four overs.
Gujarat vs Rajasthan prediction and tips for Indian T20 League 2022 Qualifier 1 playoffs
Table-toppers Gujarat have the odds in their favour against Rajasthan in the Indian T20 League 2022 Qualifier 1 encounter on Tuesday. Going by overall form and past head-to-head record, Gujarat are likely to beat Rajasthan and enter the final to be played on May 29.
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