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IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 – Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Preview

Perhaps RCB can now fantasize about winning some trophies? They undoubtedly have some momentum heading into the second Qualifier against the Rajasthan Royals. They also appear to be getting a bit of the green this time around. If Rishabh Pant had taken the key review against the Mumbai Indians, they might have finished the season without making the playoffs. LSG fielders offered them reprieves on the field during the Eliminator. More importantly, RCB has gradually but steadily discovered the correct screws to secure various departments with the right combinations.

The top order of du Plessis, Kohli, and Patidar is performing admirably. In fact, the three times Patidar has come out to bat after an RCB opener has been removed for no score this season, he has made a significant contribution. Dinesh Karthik and, to a lesser extent, Glenn Maxwell have both made substantial contributions. Lower-middle-order RCB appears to have a buffer as well. At Eden Gardens, Harshal bowled into the pitch in tandem with slower deliveries, while Hazlewood solved the formula of landing yorkers. Despite having a quiet game in the Eliminator, Wanindu Hasaranga is the standout, especially in the middle innings.

Rajasthan Royals will also be hoping to end their long drought, which dates back to the first IPL season when they won the trophy. RR was defeated by Gujarat Titans in a hard-fought match, but they have another chance to advance to the summit battle. Jos Buttler would be a significant role in the RR camp once more. Not only has the RR talisman amassed the most runs this season, but he has also hammered 39 sixes. Sanju Samson has been a valuable ally, while Shimron Hetmyer has been the key disruptor of bowling attacks in the slog overs, despite struggling for runs in the second half of the IPL (77 runs in his last six innings).

Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin’s spin pair failed to take up a single wicket against GT. In IPL 2022, RR’s spinners have taken three or more wickets in an innings eight times, and the franchise has won all of those games. Prasidh Krishna gives the side the option to smash the deck, while Trent Boult gives them the left-arm angle. Prasidh, on the other hand, would be well to locate an eraser and move on from his forgettable last over to David Miller.


Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Pitch Report

By air, the distance between Kolkata and Ahmedabad is 1617 kilometers. As a result, the overall conditions differ. Ahmedabad is characterized by dry heat rather than humidity. Despite the fact that the temperature is predicted to drop to 29 degrees Celsius at night. There are six red soil pitches and five black soil pitches on the ground. As a result, the pitch’s properties may be determined by the soil. On occasion, the curator has left a grass covering for a T20 game. The curator may end up creating a pitch with more even bounce for an important match.


Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Tactics and Lineups


Rajasthan Royals

In this IPL, Du Plessis has been dismissed six times by left-arm pacers. The delivery that moves across him (or straightens) has accounted for his wicket on all four occasions during the Powerplay. Even in the Eliminator game, he opened up his front foot, with his left elbow pointing closer towards mid-on as he edged one behind. Boult, who has caught du Plessis three times in T20s, would be picturing such a dismissal.

Three of RCB’s big four – Kohli, Du Plessis, and Karthik – score less than 100 against Chahal. Maxwell has had some success against Chahal, hitting 120 runs off 70 balls, but he has also been dismissed five times. This season, the leg-spinner has also grabbed 14 wickets in the final overs.

Predicted Lineup – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy


Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hasaranga has taken Samson’s wicket five times while conceding only 18 runs. Hazlewood versus Buttler would be another intriguing cat and mouse matchup. Buttler had attempted to disturb Hazlewood’s length with his version of tap dancing during one of the league games. However, Hazlewood outplayed his opponent with the short ball.

Predicted Lineup – Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.