Padikkal: “I feel we have got a really good score. The wicket doesn’t matter in a game like this. They will come hard… We were just looking to take the game deep, and Jos always knew that he can take it deep. Regardless of the situation, I would have taken on the left-arm spinner. It is dry, and not bouncing that much. Keeping low as well. A bit two-paced. Don’t think there is dew.”
Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans Highlights today, Tuesday 24-5-2022. Qualifier 1 (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
GT win the toss and bowl first.
Hardik says it is a “decent track to bat on”, but he wants to see what is best to chase. He wants to treat this game as just another match, and says Saha is playing after being fit. Joseph in for Ferguson is their only change.
Royals are unchanged, says Samson, who is happy to focus on this match only rather than winning the trophy.
Rajasthan Royals team: 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4 Devdutt Padikkal, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Trent Boult, 9 Obed McCoy, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Prasidh Krishna
Gujarat Titans team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Matthew Wade, 4 Hardik Pandya (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 R Sai Kishore, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Yash Dayal
Head to head
Total matches played: 1
RR Won: 0
GT Won: 1
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Virender Sharma
TV Umpires – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, Qualifier 1