Former India and Chennai Super Kings player, Suresh Raina, has said that the Gujarat Titans (GT) will have a slight edge over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
GT and RR will lock horns on Sunday, May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Gujarat Titans had become the first team to enter the Indian Premier League 2022 final by defeating Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 by 7 wickets at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League 2022 by 7 wickets to enter the final of the tournament.
Speaking on the Star Sports network, Raina said that GT will have an edge in the final because they have got a good amount of time to rest.
“I think Gujarat Titans will have a slight edge over Rajasthan Royals in the finals because they’ve had a good rest of four, five days and also due to the tempo they’ve been in this season,” said Raina.
I believe RR cannot be taken lightly – Suresh Raina
Raina further said that the Rajasthan Royals cannot be taken lightly because they are in sublime form.
“I believe RR cannot be taken lightly because they are looking in sublime form and if Jos Buttler fires for one last time in this season, then it will be a huge bonus for the team. So, it will be an epic clash. Also, the wicket has been brilliant here in Ahmedabad and we’ve seen a lot of strokes from the batters,” he added.
Meanwhile, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said that the summit clash of the Indian Premier League 2022 is going to be epic. He added that both the finalists have got quality batting and bowling unit.
“It’s going to be a great contest. I can’t wait for it and I reckon the crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium will be bigger than what it was in the Qualifier 2. You can imagine that atmosphere and that energy (at this venue) when there will be more than a hundred thousand spectators watching the game,” the former Proteas skipper said.
“We have two quality teams playing the epic final and two quality bowling units and some high quality batting line-up on both sides. I think we are going to have an immaculate and exciting IPL 2022 final,” he added.
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