The top two sides from the round-robin phase have set up another meeting in the IPL final. New boys Gujarat Titans meet the Rajasthan Royals for the IPL trophy on Sunday.
Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals | Sunday 29 May | Motera Cricket Stadium | 16:00
To Win Match
Titans 82/100 | Tie 25/1 | Royals 21/20
Gujarat Titans have been the form team of the 2022 IPL and it is no surprise to find them in the final.
They have found a phenomenal balance with a mix of local players and overseas internationals.
The Titans have extracted the most from David Miller, backing the Proteas veteran to perform the finisher role while skipper Hardik Pandya has floated around the order.
They beat the Royals in their last outing and should yet again be favourites to do so albeit at a venue neither side has played at this season.
The Royals have stated their intention to win the IPL trophy in tribute to Shane Warne who had so much to do with the franchise winning the event for the first time.
Jos Buttler’s incredible run of form shows no signs of slowing down and while he is in the middle for the Royals anything can happen.
Trent Boult hasn’t made the impact he might have hoped for but could just step up in the biggest game of the season.
Yuzvnedra Chahal has proven the Royals chief threat with the ball in hand and could do some damage on the big ground in the Motera Stadium.
Verdict: Gujarat Titans 82/100
You can’t go against the Titans. They’ve been sublime all season and will take confidence from their recent Qualifier win against Sunday’s opposition.