RR vs GT, DY Patil Stadium. Both the teams are virtually on the top of the points table. The only difference is the net run rate. Rajasthan Royals are playing like true royals of the game in the IPL 2022. Gujarat Titans are reflecting their team efforts on the points table. This match is going to be a royal rumble of the pace bowlers of the two sides. Boult, Shami, Ferguson, and Krishna are the top four pacers. RR is the team with the highest sixes per match and GT is the team with the lowest sixes per match! The top four of both teams are vulnerable to each other's bowling unit.

Chahal and Boult are leading wicket-takers for RR. Buttler is the leading run-scorer in the IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians must be feeling sorry for not picking Trent Boult in the mega auction. Powerplay bowling is the strongest point of the RR. Now Kuldeep Sen also joined the fast bowling unit. He defended 14 runs in the final over and showed his abilities. On the batting side, Buttler is vulnerable to Shami and Ferguson in the powerplay. Rashid Khan dismissed him four times so far. Middle-order is still very much dependent upon Hetmyer only. Parag hasn't contributed much so far.

Skipper Pandya is winning the hearts of fans by being there for GT and scoring a fifty. But the trouble is in their opening partner of Gill. Wade failed to perform so far and now it is time to give Saha or Gurbaz a chance. Rashid Khan is a threat to the whole batting lineup of RR, and so is the Ferguson. GT has an issue with the fifth bowler because Tewatia is not doing well. Nalanda and Tewatia are completing the remaining overs but they are not strike bowlers. GT's middle order is vulnerable to Chahal and Ashwin. It will be difficult for GT if they are chasing against Chahal and Ashwin.

At DY Patil Stadium:


H2H Player Stats vs RR:

D Miller6620502151.25160.16
S Gill9719801233.00122.22
H Pandya8718601262.00195.79
V Shankar8612301124.60132.26
W Saha131110700013.38146.58


M Shami99128.84
R Khan8896.50
H Pandya8449.78
L Ferguson1134.50
V Shankar85210.09
V Aaron21014.47

Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 stats)

J Buttler11100100100.00147.06
H Pandya1150010119.05
S Hetmyer113500135.00250.00
S Samson113000130.00142.86
M Wade222200011.0095.65


Y Chahal1126.50
N Saini11212.00
P Sangwan1115.25
H Pandya1116.75
R Khan1117.00
T Boult1117.25
P Krishna1119.25


Probable Playing 11:

RR: J Buttler, D Padikkal, S Samson (C & WK), R Dussen, S Hetmyer, R Parag, R Ashwin, T Boult, Y Chahal, P Krishna, K Sen

GT: S Gill, M Wade/W Saha (WK), S Sudharsan, D Miller, H Pandya (C), A Manohar, R Tewatia, R Khan, M Shami, L Ferguson, D Nalkande

Fantasy Picks:

WK – J Buttler, S Samson
Batters – S Hetmyer, S Gill, D Miller, S Sudharsan
AR – H Pandya
Bowlers – Y Chahal, M Shami, R Khan, T Boult

Punt picks – S Sudharsan, K Sen, D Miller, L Ferguson

Common C/VC – J Buttler, H Pandya, S Samson, S Gill

Punt C/VC – L Ferguson, Y Chahal, S Hetmyer, R Khan

GT Batters vs RR Bowlers:

S Gill:
vs Y Chahal – 1W
vs Boult – 1W
vs Saini – 1W

M Wade:
vs Y Chahal – 1W
vs Boult – 3W
vs McCoy – 1W

H Pandya:
vs Chahal – 1W
vs Boult – 2W
vs Krishna – 1W

D Miller:
vs Chahal – 3W
vs Saini – 1W
vs R Ashwin – 3W

R Tewatia:
vs Krishna – 1W

W Saha:
vs Chahal – 2W
vs Boult – 1W
vs Saini – 1W

V Shankar:
vs Boult – 1W
vs Chahal – 1W

RR Batters vs GT Bowlers:

J Buttler:
vs R Khan – 4W
vs Shami – 2W
vs Shankar – 1W

D Padikkal:
vs Ferguson – 2W
vs Tewatia – 1W
vs R Khan – 1W
vs Shankar – 1W

S Samson:
vs Shami – 1W
vs R Khan – 1W
vs Shankar – 1W
vs H Pandya – 1W

S Hetmyer:
vs Shami – 2W
vs R Khan – 4W
vs Ferguson – 1W

R Parag:
vs Shami – 2W

R Ashwin:
vs R Khan – 2W

Interesting Records:

  • RR has both the Orange and Purple Cap holders; Buttler and Chahal.
  • RR is the team with the highest sixes in the IPL 2022 with 11.5 sixes per match.
  • Samson has a strike rate of 109 against pace this IPL season.
  • Rashid Khan is just one wicket away from completing 100 IPL wickets.