It is now time for Qualifier 2 in the Indian T20 League, 2022. This will be the penultimate match of the competition which will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The two Royals one from Bangalore (RCB) and one from Rajasthan (RR) will take on each other for the last vacant spot left in the IPL 2022 final.
Both sides have produced some outstanding cricket throughout the event and are now just one match away from reaching the tournament’s crucial final.
RR were defeated by GT by 7 wickets in Qualifier 1 after failing to defend a 189-run goal.
RCB, on the other side, defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the Eliminator game, scoring 207 runs. Rajat Patidar, an uncapped batsman for RCB, made a century and was named Player of the Match.
This will be the 3rd time these two teams face each other in this season as in the league stage matches both teams faced each other twice. In the league stage, RCB and RR both have tested victory once against each other and this can be termed as the finale between the Royals.
IPL 2022 Qualifier 2: RCB vs RR – Match Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Date & Time: May 27, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network (Television); Disney + Hotstar app (live streaming).
The Narendra Modi Stadium surface is expected to create a level playing field for bat and ball. The stadium has both red and black soil pitches, so it will be interesting to see which one is used for the match. The captain who wins the toss may prefer to bat second to have a better sense of the pitch and circumstances before hitting.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis is still RCB’s leading run scorer despite being removed for a duck in the Eliminator. In 15 matches, he has scored 443 runs at an average of 31.64 and a strike rate of 130.29, with three half-centuries.
Jos Buttler, who leads the most runs list for RR and also the tournament, will be looking to have an important inning in the Qualifier 2 encounter. The right-handed batter has 718 runs on the season and will be looking to help his club reach the tournament’s final match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.