IPL 2022 Qualifier 1, Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals: Key Players

A look at the key players for the IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals:

Gujarat Titans

Mohammed Shami: Gets big wickets in the powerplay. 11 of his 18 wickets have come in the first six overs.

Rashid Khan: After a quiet start, the Afghan leggie, has hit peak form, stifling batsmen and striking. His 18 wickets at an economy rate of 6.94 makes him the most economical spinner in this year’s league so far.

Hardik Pandya: Top run-scorer for his team with 413 runs at 41.30. He has been both an enforcer and an accumulator apart from being an inspirational leader.

Yuzvendra Chahal: 26 wickets at an economy of 7.67. Can bowl in the middle, can strike in the death overs (has picked 14 wickets from overs 16-20).

Jos Buttler: His form may have deserted him in the second half, but he is still the one guy the Titans will spend an additional 10 minutes on in the team meeting. A big-match player, a fresher Eden pitch and a smaller field, may just help the handbrakes to come off.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Floats in the batting order like a butterfly and stings his rivals like a bee with the ball in hand. Likes the challenge of bowling in the powerplays. His economy rate is a sublime 7.14.