IPL 2022: Final (GT vs RR) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - May 29, 2022 10:58 am
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In the much-awaited final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Gujarat Titans (GT) will be locking horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 29 (Sunday). RR registered a win over spirited Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven wickets in Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2022 to reach the final.

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GT vs RR

Moreover, RR has managed to reach the IPL final for the first time since winning the inaugural edition in 2008 and is one step away from reclaiming its lost glory. The Royals will be up against an in-form Gujarat who handed them a thumping seven-wicket loss in the Qualifier 1 earlier this week with David Miller smashing pacer Prasidh Krishna for three sixes in the final over.

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As the Rajasthan Royals look to rewrite history by coming up on top in the summit clash, they would be expected to stick with the same combination that had performed outstandingly well against RCB in Qualifier 2. In the season so far, GT and RR locked horns with each other twice and on both occasions, Gujarat has managed to get better off Rajasthan, once in league stages and the other time in Qualifier 1.

Here are the 3 player battles to watch out for in this fixture:

#1 David Miller vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

David Miller, with his scintillating finishes this season, has shown that his career his far from over. In the middle overs, he would be up against leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, the joint-highest wicket-taker this season (26 wickets). As per ESPNcricinfo, Miller has belted him for 52 runs in 30 deliveries in IPL. However, Chahal has dismissed Miller thrice in T20s.

#2 Hardik Pandya vs R Ashwin 

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya 

It has been heartening to see Hardik Pandya doing well with his bat in the IPL 2022. In the finale, he would be up against the spin duo of Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. A spin-basher that he is, Hardik has slammed Chahal for 39 runs (dismissed once). Against Ashwin, he has also managed to score 45 runs off 32 deliveries and is yet to be dismissed.

#3 Sanju Samson vs Mohammed Shami

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Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson has maintained an average of 54.00 against Mohammed Shami in IPL and his love affair with pacers is well known. According to ESPNcricinfo, Samson has compiled 54 runs in 28 deliveries against veteran pacer Mohammed Shami. He averages 54.00 and has maintained a prolific rate of 192.85. Against Rashid, he scored 73 runs at 73.00 (SR 94.80).