Rajasthan Royals(RR) are set to square off with Gujarat Titans(GT) in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 on Thursday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals won their previous match against Lucknow Super Giants by 3 runs and are the table toppers with 3 wins and a loss in 4 matches with a great Net Run Rate. The Royals emerged winners in a close encounter against LSG. Youngster Kuldeep Sen stepping up in the last over is a massive positive for them already.
Yuvzendra Chahal continued to be in top form as he impressed with the ball as the leg-spinner picked up 4 for 41 in the previous game which tilted the match in favor of the Royals. He is currently the Purple Cap holder with 11 wickets to his name already, and Samson has used him really well in different phases of the game.
Gujarat Titans suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) which has seen them slip to fourth in the points table. It won’t be a surprise if Gujarat makes two or three changes in their line-up, with their overseas batters not providing much with the bat. Given that they were stopped in their tracks, they are likely to bounce back in the match.
WAGING ODDS: RR (1.83) VS GT (2.00)
RR are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
GT are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The last two games at the ground have shown the pitch is ideal for batters and it will be important for the batting side to not lose wickets as they can take advantage in the end with the surface not holding up. Dew hasn’t been a big factor of late. As the odds suggest, RR are the marginal favorites and they are likely to get away with the win in the contest.
Prediction: RR to win the match.