I think Gujarat will have a slight edge over Rajasthan in finals: Suresh Raina
I believe RR cannot be taken lightly, added Suresh Raina.
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Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will be squaring off against each other at Narendra Modi Stadium on May 29 in Ahmedabad. While Titans have made it to the final clash in their debut season itself, Royals would be fighting for their second title in IPL’s history after winning the T20 league in its inaugural season. Ahead of the high-intensity clash, former cricketer Suresh Raina has added how Titans have a slight edge over RR in the ultimate clash.
Raina added that Titans will be in a better position to dominate the final clash since they have had a good rest of four to five days while RR will be storming into the finals after getting the better of RCB on May 27. On the other hand, the former CSK player stated how RR cannot be taken lightly because of the number of fine players especially Jos Buttler in their mix.
“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 while speaking to Star Sports.
I believe RR cannot be taken lightly: Suresh Raina
“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.
Talking in the same light, former South African skipper Graeme Smith stated how the contest between the two teams is really going to be a great event. He also added that the venue will have a great atmosphere and energy on the final night in presence of thousands of spectators.
“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,” Smith concluded.