A gripping contest with a moderate total can be expected in the grand final on Sunday night at Ahmedabad between Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The previous contest here produced another thriller which was in range of score 150-160, which means that the batsmen will have their tasks cut out in order to get runs.
The fast bowlers have a wicket-share of 65.33% compared to the spin bowlers getting 34.67% of the wickets here at the world’s biggest cricket stadium.
It will be yet another typical hot and humid day in Ahmedabad where the temperature will hit a high of 41°C during the day, but the mercury will be down to 39°C when the game begins and will keep sliding down. The humidity levels will range between 50-65%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 2
Gujarat won: 2
Rajasthan won: -
No result: 3
Top 3 players from Gujarat: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, David Miller
Top 3 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prasidh Krishna
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Gujarat: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan
Top 5 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prasidh Krishna , Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
The best method to make the fantasy cricket playing XI for this match between Gujarat and Rajasthan — the all-important final — will be to have a long batting line-up and a bowling attack which has plenty of seam bowling options, since pacers have enjoyed more success here. At the same time, it must be taken into consideration that both Gujarat and Rajasthan have world-class spinners in Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. The bowlers of all kinds play a critical role in striking as well as containing the opposition batsmen, hence the team selection for the final match of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 should be impeccable.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
These are the two best teams in the tournament who have done all the hard work and shown great determination to make it to the summit clash of the world's greatest T20 franchise cricket tournament. For many, Gujarat would be the deserving winners since they have had a dream campaign — in their maiden appearance — whereas Rajasthan have been on and off but still good enough to make it to the final match. Against Rajasthan's aggression and depth of talent, Gujarat’s doggedness and discipline will be tested. But if one has to go with the previous record, Gujarat will be considered favourites and the team itself will feel confident heading into this contest having recorded wins in both the matches against Rajasthan this year — once in the league round and for the second time in Qualifier 1.
MORE INFORMATION: There are no reports of any injury concerns both the camps of Rajasthan and Gujarat as all the players should be available for selection on Sunday night. The weather will be a challenging aspect given that the temperature will be as high as 39°C at the start of the contest and post that, there would be a huge spike in humidity levels. Additionally, the nature of the pitch which does not allow batsmen to go all out should also be a challenging and testing factor for both the teams.
PLAYERS’ FORM: The final of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 is all set to witness yet another intense clashes between some of the biggest names in world cricket, with the likes of Jos Buttler, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Rashid Khan and several other players looking to make their mark in the contest that will matter. Jos Buttler is coming off his 4th century of the competition this year in the previous match for Rajasthan whereas David Miller and Hardik Pandya’s form with the bat combined with aggression of Matthew Wade and Wriddhiman Saha makes Gujarat a formidable side.
Changes in squad (if any): NO
GUJARAT: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Shami.
FANTASY XI: Jos Buttler (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller (vc), Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin/Rashid Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Sai Kishore/Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami/Yash Dayal.