In the final match of the Indian Premier League 2022, Gujarat Titans will face Rajasthan Royals. While the Titans made it to the final in their first season, the Royals would win their second title after the inaugural season in 2008.
Let’s take a glance at a few of the players from both franchises to keep a watch on in Sunday’s final.
Hardik Pandya has served as the leader for the Gujarat Titans this season, scoring 453 runs at an average of 45.30 in 14 matches. The all-rounder has indeed bowled consistently for his team, taking five wickets in the meantime.
With a 52-ball 87 not out, captain Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans from the front in their first match against Rajasthan Royals, pushing the debutants to a 37-run victory. In Qualifier 1, the two sides met again, with Pandya scoring another vital 40 not out to lead the squad to a seven-wicket victory.
Rashid Khan has taken 18 wickets so far this season, while his economy rate of 6.74 is also outstanding.
Aside from that, he’s scored 91 runs at a strike rate of 207, and he’s hit a total of nine sixes in the league thus far. Rashid Khan made a huge difference in the high-scoring match in IPL qualifier 1 by conceding only 15 runs in his 4-over stint.
The Afghanistan bowler might be an ace card for Gujarat Titans on the Ahmedabad ground, which favours spinners.
David Miller had a rough time in the IPL between 2016 and 2011. During the first round of the IPL 2022 auctions, he was not even considered by any franchise. But he’s been extraordinary in the style he’s approached this IPL and taken on the bowlers from the start.
With a strike rate of 141.19, the South African international has solidified his spot as Gujarat Titans’ finisher. Miller has scored 449 runs in his innings, including two half-centuries.
Mohammed Shami has spearheaded the squad’s dominant bowling attack, taking 19 wickets in 15 games.
Mohammed Shami, a pace bowler for the Gujarat Titans, has been in excellent form well with new ball this season, taking crucial wickets for the team. Shami has also been rather efficient, averaging just over eight runs per over.
Sanju Samson, the RR skipper, who has hit 444 runs in 16 matches, may have not scored many runs when compared to other top batsmen, but his strike rate of 147.51 has been crucial in raising the scoreboard for Rajasthan Royals in the middle overs.
With four hundreds, Jos Buttler has become the most effective hitter in this year’s IPL. The England international does have 824 runs to his name and will be crucial to his team’s chances of winning the title.
Rajasthan Royals advanced to the finals as he scored 89 runs in the first qualifier and an undefeated 106 in the second qualifier.
The former Royal Challengers Bangalore player, Yuzvendra Chahal, has been a sensation for his new side, and he is now in the second place in the purple cap standings for the season after taking 26 wickets. He also helped Rajasthan Royals reach the IPL 2022 final.
Yuzvendra’s performance in the IPL 2022 final will very certainly be a game-changer. Chahal lost his purple cap to Wanindu Hasaranga. In order to reclaim his purple cap, he will require at least one wicket in the last match.
Ravichandran Ashwin may not have taken many wickets in the IPL 2022, but he has left his impact on what’s been a brilliant season for the Rajasthan Royals. In the middle overs, Ashwin’s economy rate seems to have been exceptional, and the strain he has built has culminated in wickets at another end.
Ashwin’s second significant contribution has come with the bat, where he has contributed with solid top-order efforts, including his first 50 in T20 cricket.