Jos Buttler is optimistic about rediscovering form in the IPL 2022 playoffs
Jos Buttler enjoyed a great run in the first half of the present IPL 2022, scoring three centuries, two of which were back-to-back. The Englishman appeared to be in such good form that it thought he might exceed Virat Kohli’s IPL 2016 aggregate of 973 runs.
However, his performance dipped in the second half, with single-digit scores in his last three innings. When asked to evaluate his personal performances, the wicketkeeper-batter stated that, while he is upset with recent failures, he is certain that there will be a recovery of form in the playoffs.
“I’ve obviously been delighted with my form in the IPL, but a bit disappointed with the last few games. The first half of the tournament, I was playing some of the best cricket, and I’m still taking lots of confidence from that going into playoffs”, said Buttler.
Buttler may have failed in the second half, but he is comfortable atop the Orange Cap list, with 629 runs from 14 matches at an average of 48.38 and a strike rate of 146.96, with his highest individual score of 116.
A spirited Rajasthan Royals would now face an in-form Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2022 at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 24 after recording back-to-back victories before entering the playoffs. GT will enter this match on the back of an eight-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous league match.
It should be emphasized that inclement weather is predicted to play a spoilsport in this contest, and if the game is rained out, there will be no reserve day, which means GT will go to the final because they are the table-toppers with 10 wins in 14 games.