Gujarat Titans have climbed to the top spot on IPL 2022 points table after thrashing Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs on April 14. Meanwhile, Rajasthan, who have been at the top spot, have slipped to the third position on IPL 2022 team ranking given their net run rate got a hit after losing the game against Gujarat by a big margin. CHECK FULL IPL 2022 points table here
Yash Dayal [3.0-0-38-2] is back into the attack and gets the wicket of Yuzvendra Chahal of the third delivery.
Kuldip Sen arribes at the crease and swings the bat hard but fails to get any connection. Kuldip tries hard to make a big hit but fails to get any connection.
Rajasthan 155-9 after 20 Overs
Lockie Ferguson [3.0-0-19-3] is back into the attack and concedes only four runs in the over.
Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack and James Neesham collects a couple of runs off the first ball.
Neesham goes for a biggie but manages only a top edge, Hardik completes the catch. Final blow for Rajasthan's chances today. Chahal comes at the crease and hits the 3rd ball towards mid-wicket for a single.
Vijay Shankar to complete the remaining over as Hardik goes oiut of park.
RR 149/8 (18) CRR: 8.28 REQ: 22
Rajasthan Royals need 44 runs in 12 balls
Rashid Khan [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack and concedes only seven runs.
Rajasthan 145-7 after 17 Overs
Lockie Ferguson [2.0-0-11-2] is back into the attack...
Riyan Parag whips the first ball towards deep mid-wicket for a SIX. Parag tries to cut the second ball but fails to put bat on ball. He takes a quick single off the next ball. Neesham collects a single off the 4th delivery.
Parag hits the fifth ball back to bowler, no run. A high full toss and Parah hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket, Shubman Gill completes the catch. Parag is waiting to see whether it is waist height no ball. NO it is NOT, Parag departs.
RR 138/7 (16) CRR: 8.62 REQ: 13.75
Rajasthan Royals need 55 runs in 24 balls
Shami bowls his last over of the match and concedes eight runs.
RR 130/6 (15) CRR: 8.67 REQ: 12.6
Rajasthan Royals need 63 runs in 30 balls
Rashid Khan [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack and concedes only five singles.
Rajasthan 122-6 after 14 Overs
Shami comes into the attack...
Hetmyer collects a couple of runs off the first ball while smashes the next for a BIG SIX. Hetmyer hits the third ball for FOUR while collects a couple of runs off the 4th. Hetmyer throws his wicket away in search of another big hit.
James Neesham comes at the crease and collects a single off the last delivery.
Rajasthan 117-6 after 13 Overs
Hardik Pandya continues and concedes two runs off the first four deliveries.
Hetmyer smashes the short delivery towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR and collects a single off the last delovery.
Rajasthan 102-5 after 12 Overs
Rajasthan Royals need 91 runs in 48 balls
Yash Dayal [2.0-0-33-1] is back into the attack and gets the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen off the third delivery.
Riyan Parag comes at the crease and smashes the first ball he faced for FOUR. Yash Dayal doesn't concede any runs in the last two deliveries.
Rajasthan 94-5 after 11 Overs
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes seven runs in the over.
Rajasthan Royals 89/4 (10) CRR: 8.9 REQ: 10.4
Royals need 104 runs in 60 balls
Rashid Khan [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack and concedes six runs in the over.
Rajasthan 82-4 after 9 Overs
Ferguson continues after the fiery first over...
Samson defends the first two balls while tries to collect a single off the third one, but he gets runout as he hit the ball straight to mid-on. Hardik Pandya hits the stumps on the full and send his counterpart back to pavillion, mindless running from Rajasthan captain.
Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease.
Rajasthan 76-4 after 8 Overs
Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack and Samson hits the first ball down the ground for a single. Rassie van der Dussen collects a single off the next ball.
Samson deposits the third ball into the stands for a GIGANTIC SIX. Tewatia concedes only a single off the remaining three deliveries.
Rajasthan 74-3 after 7 Overs
Lockie Ferguson bowls the last over off the powerplay and strikes first ball. Ashwin plays a glorious cover drive but Miller takes a brilliant catch to send the batter packing. The idea of Ashwin experiment failed for Rajasthan.
Sanju Samson arrives at the crease and collects a single off the 4th ball. Buttler moves across his stumps and guides the good length delivery for a SIX towards deep fine leg and completes his FIFTY.
Ferguson produces a peach of delivery to clean up Buttler next ball. A yorker on the base of the stumps.
Rajasthan 65-3 after 6 Overs
In a desperate search of wicket, Hardik Pandya brings Rashid in the attack...
Ashwin smashes the second ball straight down the ground for a SIX while collects a single off the 4th delivery. Buttler fails to score off the remaining two deliveries.
Gujarat 56-1 after 5 overs
Jos Buttler continues to taking the debutant Yash Dayal for a cleaners as he went onto hit three boundaries and a SIX in the 4th over.
Shami conceded only three runs in the 3rd over.
Rajasthan 49-1 after 4 Overs
Debutant Yash Dayal bowls the second over and Buttler takes him for a cleaner.
Buttler smashes the first and third balls for FOUR while hammers the 4th for a SIX. Yash comes back brilliantly in the game and gets the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal of the last delivery.
Rajasthan 28-1 after 2 Overs
Gujarat Titans lose their one review off the first ball against Jos Buttler.
Buttler smashes three consecutive boundaries off the next three deliveries and takes the orange cap back from Hardik Pandya. Buttler collects a single off the last delivery.
Rajasthan 13-0 after 1 Over
Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are at the crease. Buttler on strike. Shami opens the attack
Prasidh Krishna bowls the last over and starts with a WIDE outside off....
Prasidh trying to stay away from Pandya's hitting arc but Hardik makes full use off a low full toss and she slaps the ball towards cover boundary for a SIX. Hardik gets an thick inside edge for a single.
A swing and miss from David Miller and collects a single off the next. Hardik gets an outside edge off the last ball towards third man for FOUR.
Gujarat 192-4 after 20 Overs
Kuldip Sen bowls the penultimate over...
Hardik collects a single off the first ball while Miller gets a thick outside edge off the next delivery towards third man boundary for FOUR.
Miller wallopes the third ball towards mid-wicket for a SIX and collects a couple of runs off the next delivery towards sweeper cover. Miller smashes the last two balls for FOURs.
Kuldip leaks 21 runs in the over.
Gujarat 179-4 after 19 Overs.
Prasidh Krishna [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and Hardik smashes the first ball for FOUR.
Pandya collects a single off the next delivery. David Miller poor run in IPL 2022 continues as he fails to score off the next two deliveries. Having said that, Miller smashes a short delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR while hammers the last down the ground for FOUR.
Gujarat 158-4 after 18 Overs
Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack and concedes three runs off the first three deliveries.
Abhinav Manohar smashes the 4th ball towards mid-wicket for a SIX. Abhinav gets perished in search of another big hit as Ashwin takes the catch. David Miller arrives at the crease and defends the last delivery.
Gujarat 139-4 after 16 Overs
Hardik Pandya goes hammer & tongs and blazes Ashwin for two BIG SIXES after collecting a double off the 2nd delivery.
Ashwin concedes two singles off the last two deliveries.
uldeep Sen [2.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack and Hardik smashes first ball for FOUR. Hardik smashes another boundary off the 4th delivery and completes his fifty.
Abhinav Manohar hits the last ball for FOUR.
Gujarat 114-3 after 14 Overs
Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and Manohar advances down the track, smacks it down the ground for FOUR. Manohar goes inside out this time and smashes the flighted delivery outside off into the extra cover stands for a SIX.
Chahal concedes four singles off the remaining four deliveries.
Gujarat 101 after 13 Overs
Ashwin continues and concedes only six runs, including a boundary to Abhinav Manohar.
Gujarat 78-3 after 11 Overs
Yuzvendra Chahal [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack and concedes only five singles.
Gujarat 72-3 after 10 Overs
Gujarat innings are moving with snail's pace as Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar rebuild.
Gujarat 67-3 after 9 Overs
Riyan Parag, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and Hardik greets him with a BIG SIX.
Shubman gets the strike after Hardik collects a single off the second and Gill smashes the third ball towards square leg for FOUR. Shubman holed out to long-on in a search of big runs, GONE.
Abhinav Manohar, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single off the last delivery.
Gujarat 54-3 after 7 Overs
hardik Pandya comes out all guns blazing and takes Kuldip Sen to hammering. He smashes three boundaries in the over as Gujarat collects 14 runs in the 5th over.
Gujarat 34-2 after 5 Overs
Gujarat are off to a poor start after they lost two wickets inside three over with only 16 runs on board.
Prasidh Krishna bowls the second over...
Mathew Wade gets runout as Shubman Gill tries to open his account with a single. But it is a bad call.
Prasidh concedes only a run in his first over.
Gujarat 13-1 after 2 Overs
Wade and Shubman Gill at the crease. Wade on strike. Neesham opens the attack...
Mathew Wade smashes three boundaries in the over and gives Gujarat a flying start.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Matthew Wade(w), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
James Neesham replaces injured Trent Boult in RR Playing XI
Sanju Samson wins the toss and elects to bowl first
At least one change is expected in Gujarat Titans' playing XI as Yash Dayal gets the debut cap ahead of today's match.
The coin flip between the two captains is moments away, stay tuned with us for live updates
The today's pitch in offing has been used once before. The dimensions on bith side are equal. It's got a fairly strong bit of grass in and around the hard lengths that the bowlers love to bowl on. It's very hard, it's got a little sheen to it and don't expect to be any different other than a lot of runs that are piled on tonight.
Gujarat Titans: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudarshan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.
The pace bowling department includes the likes of Lockie Ferguson, one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket, senior India quick Mohammed Shami, and Pandya, all attacking wicket-taking bowlers, who can put the opposition under pressure.
Rashid Khan, expectedly, is their most economical bowler. The opposition batters have preferred to play his four overs out rather than go for the big shots.
The Titans bowlers, however, lacked sharpness in the loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team’s first defeat this season. It will be interesting to see how they regroup against the Royals batting line up that includes the likes of the flamboyant Jos Buttler, the big-hitting Shimron Hetmyer and Samons besides the prodigiously talented Devdutt Padikkal.
Gujarat Titans have relied heavily on young opener Shubman Gill, who has been in scintillating form, and Pandya. But the skipper, who is known for his pyrotechnics, has been more restrictive in his approach and his looked to take his innings deep.
Matthew Wade has struggled to get runs while David Miller is also yet to fire, leaving rookies Abhinav Manohar and B Sai Surdharshan with more responsibility.
A battle royale is on the cards when Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans take on the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals, two line-ups armed with potent bowling units in a top-of-the-table IPL showdown here on Thursday.
The Royals put together one of the best if not the best bowling attacks for this season and all their spinners and pacers have been right on the mark.
The seasoned Trent Boult has continued to reign fire with the new ball and has been equally impressive in the slog overs. In the previous game against Lucknow Super Giants, he bowled a fiery opening spell to get rid of skipper KL Rahul and Krishnappa Gowtham in the very first over.
Prasidh Krishna has given a glimpse of why he is touted to be the next fast-bowling sensation in Indian cricket. Alongside Boult, the duo has bowled with pace and aggression.
Rookie Kuldeep Sen too proved he has the stomach to play with the bigwigs. He performed tremendously under pressure on his debut, defending 15 runs off the last over against LSG.
The spin duties, on the other hand, are being ably carried out by senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and the wily Yuzvendra Chahal. The latter is the leading wicket taker in the league at the moment, spinning the opposition batters in to submission. The leg spinner has 11 scalps at and economy of 6.50.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) would look to maintain their position at the top of the points table when they face the Gujarat Titans (GT) on Thursday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals have had an amazing start as they have won 3 out of 4 matches and are currently placed at top of the points table. In the previous match against Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals successfully defended the target of 165 and had won the match by 3 runs. Jos Buttler is in great form and is leading the list of the players with most runs in IPL 2022. The balling department looks great as the team has the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna. TAP HERE TO WATCH THE PREVIEW
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