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IPL 2022 Final – The BEST Rajasthan Royals Playing XI to face the Gujarat Titans

Rajasthan Royals defeated a spirited Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 to set up a final match against the Gujarat Titans on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Furthermore, RR will be making their second IPL final appearance since 2008, and they are one step closer to restoring their lost glory.

The Royals will face an in-form Gujarat side, who beat them by seven wickets in Qualifier 1 earlier this week, with David Miller blasting bowler Prasidh Krishna for three sixes in the penultimate over. As the Rajasthan Royals try to rewrite history by winning the summit battle, they will stick with the same lineup that performed admirably against the RCB in Qualifier 2.

Let’s take a look at the BEST Rajasthan Royals Playing XI to face the Gujarat Titans.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler open the innings

 

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After facing criticism and warming the bench in the first half, a motivated Yashasvi Jaiswal scored two half-centuries in the second half. The youngster hit 21 runs off 13 deliveries alongside Jos Buttler during Qualifier 2, and the duo added 61 runs for the opening stand against RCB chasing 158 on a tough surface.

Jos Buttler, on the other side, has been the man in form this season. Not only is he comfortably atop the Orange Cap list, but he also proved to be the Rajasthan Royals’ salvation in the knockouts. The Englishman scored 89 in Qualifier 1 and then went on to achieve an unbeaten 60-ball 106 in Qualifier 2. Buttler’s fifth IPL century and fourth of the season.

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Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, and Devdutt Padikkal solidify the all-rounders

 

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Sanju Samson, the skipper, provided excellent support to Jos Buttler, scoring 23 runs off 21 balls as the partnership added 52 runs for the second wicket in Qualifier 2. Samson appeared to be on a roll until he was outwitted by Wanindu Hasaranga. Devdutt Padikkal, on the other hand, has been hot and cold this season. Josh Hazlewood sent him back after he scored only nine runs.

Shimron Hetmyer, a West Indies power hitter, had been Rajasthan’s most consistent middle-order batter in the first three games of the season. He has 303 runs from 14 matches, with his best score being an undefeated 59. This season, he had a remarkable average of 50.50.

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Riyan Parag and Ravichandran Ashwin come in as the all-rounders

 

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Ravichandran Ashwin concluded his last game with figures of 1/31 against RCB. He’s taken 12 wickets so far this season. In Qualifier 2, the Tamil Nadu player was not given the opportunity to bat. Nonetheless, Ashwin has the ability to play a game-changing knock in the middle order.

This season, Riyan Parag’s performances have not been up to par. The kid did not get an opportunity to bat or bowl against Bangalore, and he made a mistake on the field by dropping a catch of Rajat Patidar. Fortunately for the Royals, no harm was done in terms of the outcome, and he will now look to prove his worth in the summit battle.

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Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, and Trent Boult form the bowling attack

 

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Trent Boult, the New Zealand pace spearhead, only took one wicket in the last two knockout games. The left-arm speedster will be eager to give his all in the game that counts when RR takes on GT in the tournament decider. After a dismal Qualifier 1, Prasidh Krishna silenced his detractors with match-winning numbers of 3/22 in Qualifier 2.

Yuzvendra Chahal, RR’s most consistent bowler, may have gone wicketless in the previous encounter, but the stage is set for him to make the event even more memorable. He is within one wicket away from winning the Purple Cap. West Indies pace wonder Obed McCoy rocked the Bangalore hitters with terrific figures of 3/23 and will be hoping to extend his excellent run in the grand finale.