Rajasthan and Gujarat will both be hoping to put their past stutters aside as they set themselves to lock horns against each other, with the winner jumping all the way to 1st or 2nd depending upon the margin of victory. There is a lot to play for in this live cricket match.
This cricket match pits former Royals David Miller and Rahul Tewatia against their former teams. With both teams having contrasting results in their last game, the onus is on both the teams to get their acts together and start a winning run in order to get a semblance of breathing room between them and the others.
The Royals almost lost their last game against Lucknow, but somehow managed to keep their nerve and won it by a mere margin of 3 runs. The royals will have to be wary of not letting these types of games slip too much because the other teams will not be that forgiving when it comes to crunch situations. The batting for the first time faltered as a unit in the last game, with only a last-minute Shimron Hetmyer blitz taking them to a total of respectability.
The bowling has been sensational, powered by the twin threat of Boult and Krishna, coupled with the guile and variations of Chahal and Ashwin. The batting will have to improve and fast because other teams will not be this lenient.
The Titans winning run was halted in their last game, with their progress being stopped in its tracks by the suddenly resurgent Sunrisers. The batsmen could not really get going, with Shubman gill unable to continue his purple patch. Matthew Wade still continues to struggle at the top of the order and it is a wonder that there has not been a single call for him to be dropped from the side due to his continuous poor run of form.
The bowling in the last game was a little on the ordinary side. the Titans will be well aware that this was a chance lost to go to the top of the table, and that such opportunities don’t come now and again. They will have to dust themselves off and go on to the next one.
This is the first-ever meeting between the two sides in the IPL.
With both sides not at their best in their last fixture, Rajasthan’s ability to come up with the victory when mattered will make them slight favorites against the Titans.
Date and Time
14th April 2022 (Thursday) at 7:30 pm.
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.