Table toppers Gujarat Titans look to make it big in maiden season
- Gujarat Titans had 10 wins in 14 matches in the league stage
- Rajasthan Royals won three of their last four games to advance as second
Rajasthan Royals will be buoyed by the fresh wickets at Eden Gardens that could fire up their match-winner at the top, Jos Buttler. Rajasthan come into the qualifier having trumped Lucknow in the points table and have odds of 2.03 to win this match.
Gujarat Titans, meanwhile, finished table toppers, but lost three of their last five games after a really good start to the season. A weak batting line-up could go against them in the big qualifier game against Rajasthan… Nevertheless, GT’s chances of winning this game stand at 1.76
How the season has gone…
Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals remained in the top three of the points table throughout the season and were impressive with the squad they had built. Unlike Gujarat, Rajasthan had hiccups along the way early on as well, and found ways to cope with it.
Rajasthan Royals will be helped by a fresh wicket at Eden. Their big overseas stars, Boult and Buttler, could fire here, thus making them favourites to win this clash.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The contest will depend on how the Gujarat Titans batting goes against Rajasthan’s bowling attack, and Trent Boult in particular. The new wicket could enable swing at the Eden Gardens. Gujarat have no batters in the top 10 of the run-scoring chart.
Keep an eye on…
Trent Boult: Boult returned to form late in the season and will love the Kolkata wicket, that has pace, bounce and movement. The left-arm quick would be a huge threat to the Gujarat Titans batting line-up in this important game.
Shubman Gill: Gill is Gujarat’s second-highest run-scorer in the season with more than 400 runs, but he just hasn’t fired in the manner Gujarat wanted him. The runs dried up against big teams or just came at a slower pace than required.
TIP: Rashid Khan remains the top guy for Gujarat Titans with the ball. Back Rashid Khan at 3.18 to be the best match bowler!