Newcomer Gujrat Titans will be looking to grab the title of Indian Premier League (IPL) in their debut season as they take on Jos Buttler inspired Rajasthan Royals.
The final match of IPL 2022 will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium and is expected to be the most most-attended cricket match in India. Around 1,25,000 fans are expected to be attended at one of the biggest Cricket stadium in the world.
The match is pushed 15-minutes back to 20:00 because of the cultural ceremony ahead of the final match. The ceremony starts at 18:30 and will be ended by 19:30 before the toss. The match will start at 20:00.
Gujrat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Preview
This is the first that Hardik Pandya is leading a IPL side and this is second time for Royals’ skipper Sanju Sampson. Both of them have been performing brillianlty in the league along with their good captaincy. Hardik Pandya is blessed with some explosive hard hitters in the name of Miller, Tewatia and Rashid Khan. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals has been influenced by explosive and consistent batting from Buttler who has already made 4 centuries in this year’s IPL. Similarly, Simron Hetmyer has been the perfect finisher for the royals.
Yuzi Chahal has been the perfect wicket-taker for Rajasthan and is leading the race for Purple cap with 26 wickets. For the titans, Rashid Khan has been bowling with an economy of just above 6 and Shami has been the wicket-taking bowler along with Khan.
Gujrat Titans and Rajasthan Royals finished as top two in the group stage and Titans qualified for the finals after defeating Rajasthan in the Qaulifier 1. However, Rajasthan ensured the meeting with the same opponent in the final after convienently defeating Royals Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2.
Team News: Possible Eleven
There is high possibility of both team going with the unchanged XI which saw them win their respective matches.
Rajasthan Royals: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Devdutt Padikkal, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Trent Boult, 9 Obed McCoy, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Prasidh Krishna
Gujarat Titans: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Matthew Wade, 4 Hardik Pandya (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 R Sai Kishore, 9 Yash Dayal, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Mohammed Shami
Gujrat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live Streaming
The final match between Gujrat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will be availabe on Star Sports network and Star Gold channel. The livestream of the ceremony will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar website and app.
The live stream on the closing ceremony starts at 18:30 and the match starts at 20:00.