The pitch was slow in nature in the LSG fixture which made it difficult for RR’s new batters to amass runs. However, RR managed to score 202 runs in their last fixture on the same venue against CSK. They would aim to win this fixture on their home ground. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have struggled on slowish tracks whether its Ahmedabad or Lucknow. They would aim to recreate history by winning their upcoming fixture against RR on their home ground.
Rajasthan Royals Preview
Rajasthan Royals are coming into this clash on the back of a six wickets loss against Mumbai Indians. In their last fixture, Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a ton & helped RR to post a huge 212 runs total on board. But their bowling attack failed to scalp eal;ry wickets which resulted in Rajasthan losing the match by six wickets. Kuldeep Sen who came in place of Kuldip Yadav conceded 20 runs in just one over. While Boult too failed to scalp early wickets & set the momentum for Royals. Jason Holder proved expensive in their last three fixtures as he failed to scalp even a single wicket. heading into this fixture, onus will be on Boult & Holder to scalp crucial wickets. While R Ashwin, Adam Zampa & Yuzvendra Chahal could also chip in with crucial wickets in the middle over.
In the batting order, Sanju Samson needs to play a long innings & convert start into a good score. Yashaswi Jaiswal’s blistering form could help RR to get off to a good start while Jurel’s great finishing tactics adds more depth to their lower batting order.
Gujarat Titans Preview
Gujarat Titans were big favorites to win their fixture against Delhi Capitals but couldn’t capitalize their bowling attack with an all-round batting show. Mohammed Shami’s fiery spell was successful in restricting Delhi Capitals to 23-5. However, GT could not restrict DC to a 100 run total as a result Delhi Capitals posted 130 runs total on board. Later GT failed to capitalize with the bat as well with Saha finifing it difficult to score at the top order but with the presence of in from Shubman Gill things are sorted for Gujarat. They have many positive inj face of Tewatia, Miller, hardik who would aim to score runs as the middle overs & guide GT towards a powerful total against RR. We could expect GT bouncing back in front of competent RR & posting decent score on board.
RR vs GT: Predicted Playing XIs
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little