GT vs RR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 29, 2022
The IPL 2022 Final is here and we think there is no doubt that the two best teams this season have made it. Gujarat Titans took the direct route by topping the group stage and then winning Qualifier 1 against the Rajasthan Royals. They are now going to face the same opponent in the Final as well after RR defeated RCB comprehensively in Qualifier 2.
GT and RR have played each other twice this season and both times it has been GT that has come out on top. All the best IPL betting sites like Betway, 10Cric, ComeOn (and others) are currently offering identical odds for both these teams to win this match.
Clearly, they expect a close contest as well. Let us try and look closer at the two teams and find the best betting markets for the IPL 2022 Final.
Match prediction and IPL betting tips for GT vs RR IPL 2022 Final. The match is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 29th of May 2022.
GT vs RR Team Previews
The Gujarat Titans have had four days off after their win in Qualifier 1 and would be raring to go once more. We don't think there is going to be any change in their side for the IPL 2022 Final and the same set of players will take the field once more. If there is a change to be considered here then that might be to bring back Lockie Ferguson to the team in place of Wade.
There was a lot of pace and some seam movement on offer during Qualifier 2 and so the same can be expected for this match as well.
The onus of scoring runs in this match is going to fall on Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and David Miller. All three of these players have been in great form and are very good against fast bowling. Sure, Saha, Wade, and the finishers will have a role to play as well but GT will need someone to carry their bat through the inning just as Buttler has been doing for RR.
One of the key contests in this match is going to be MIller vs Chahal. So far, Miller has scored 35 runs in 23 balls against Chahal but has also got out three times in that time. Hardik Pandya has a pretty good head-to-head record against Ashwin, Boult, and even Chahal so he could be someone you bet on to score runs in this match.
GT's specialty has been winning matches in the last over, seven such wins so far, and the ability of their batters to come up trumps under pressure is a massive advantage.
Among the bowlers, it is Rashid Khan that will be in focus. He has bowled 30 balls to Jos Buttler and got him out 4 times while conceding just 18 runs! This could be the contest that dictates the outcome of this match in our opinion.
Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, and even Hardik Pandya should be able to enjoy some help from the surface and be difficult to face. GT is shaping up very nicely to lift the title in its first season of the IPL!
Gujarat Titans Playing 11
Shubman Gill, WP Saha, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, R Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan S Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.
RR is a brilliantly constructed T20 team and has shown itself as being able to adapt to a number of different conditions. We do think that the fast and seam-friendly conditions in Ahmedabad were very good for the kind of cricket it plays. Its bowlers were able to extract help with the new ball and the batters used the pace to clear the boundaries again and again.
Of course, the absolutely brilliant season that Jos Buttler is having must help as well. With 824 runs and four centuries this season, Buttler could very well break the record of scoring the most centuries in one IPL season! He will have to get past Rashid Khan, though, and we saw him play him out without taking many risks the last time around, the same could be the case this time as well.
RR has been getting some excellent cameos from Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer but without Buttler to bat through, they could find themselves in some trouble. We would not count out seeing Ashwin come in as a pinch hitter to just elongate the batting lineup a little.
All things considered, the batting lineups of both teams are very closely matched but RR's dependence on Buttler is a bit risky.
The bowling attack for RR is going to be the key in this match. Prasidh Krishna loved the help he got from the surface in Qualifier 2 which was quite difficult to face. He gets steep bounce and movement with the new ball and could be in the wickets once more. Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, and Obed McCoy form a tremendous bowling lineup.
Chahal and Ashwin have had a couple of poor games leading into this one and that is where RR would be a bit concerned. This is the time that its prime spinners need to fire.
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Rajasthan Royals Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, YS Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy.
GT vs RR Toss Prediction
We think the team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. GT has made it a habit of chasing down big totals in the last over and would back itself to do so once more while RR also chose to chase in Qualifier 2. We don't think that should be seen as a very big advantage, though.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
There is absolutely no rain forecast for match day and we should have an uninterrupted IPL 2022 Final to enjoy. As far as the pitch goes, the Narendra Modi Stadium did not disappoint the last time around and offered up a surface that had bounce, pace, and was very well-balanced with help for both the bowlers and batsmen.
The same should be the case this time as well. It did seem that batting got a bit easier in the second inning during the previous match but we think that could be down to RCB's poor form rather than a change in the conditions or anything.
A score of around 175 seems to be par on this surface.
GT vs RR Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 team and Dream11 tips for GT vs RR IPL 2022 Final
GT vs RR Playing 11
- J Buttler (c)
- S Samson
- D Miller
- S Gill (vc)
- D Padikkal
- Y Jaiswal
- H Pandya
- Y Chahal
- T Boult
- P Krishna
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
GT vs RR Betting Tips
We are going to bet on the Rajasthan Royals to win this match. RR obviously has Jos Buttler in the form of his life and that is a big advantage but we also think they have a better top-order and their approach to the T20 game is just superior. GT has been the best team of IPL 2022 leading up to the Final and we think it is definitely going to put up a strong fight. However, there is just something about RR in the last few matches that seems to be coming together nicely.
The fact that RR has played a match at the Narendra Modi Stadium and will be better acquainted with the conditions is also something to be considered.
Bet on the Rajasthan Royals to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
RR has scored 49.1 runs in the powerplay on average in IPL 2022 and lost 1.1 wickets while GT has scored 46.1 runs and lost 1.3 wickets. This may not seem like a big difference but over the course of an entire tournament is quite significant. Also, RR's approach has been to go hard at the top while GT likes to take things deep and then attack. This is why we are backing RR for this bet.
Hardik Pandya has scored 453 runs in 14 matches and is in good form. His head to head record against the leading bowlers of RR is also quite favorable. He is also someone that thrives under pressure and so we feel backing him to score runs in this match is the right way to go.
This is a pure stats bet. History suggests that wickets have been hard to come by in matches played at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Five out of the previous six matches played at this venue have seen fewer than 12.5 wickets fall in the entire match. This also includes Qualifier 2 between RR and RCB. The numbers suggest this is a betting market to be considered for sure.
The odds available for this bet are just so good that we must advise a small punt. Yes, maidens are rare but take into account that the pitch offered help to the bowlers in the previous match, the pressure of a final and the fact that both teams have shallow batting lineups. We could easily have a maiden. A risky bet but we think this is a calculated risk worth taking.