IPL 2022, Final GT vs RR, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Jos Buttler requires 25 runs to surpass David Warner and become the batter with the second-most runs in an IPL edition.
Updated - May 28, 2022 4:45 pm
After 70 league matches and three Playoff encounters it’s all down to the mega final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The inaugural season champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) will lock horns with the new franchise Gujarat Titans (GT) in the summit clash on Sunday, May 29 at the grand and iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The 15th edition of the league will finally witness a new winner after recent domination from Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Standing in their maiden season, GT have impressed one and all with their performances, especially in the successful run chases. Hardik Pandya has led his side tremendously well throughout the season as he hopes to win the title in GT’s first season itself. David Miller has also been in devastating form and has carried the middle order of the team brilliantly. Both Hardik and Miller are also GT’s leading run-getters in the competition with 453 and 449 runs respectively. Bowlers have also been instrumental in leading their side into the final. Mohammed Shami has snared 19 scalps while Rashid Khan has taken 18 wickets so far.
For their opponent RR, opener Jos Buttler has been in ravishing form. The Englishman has wreaked havoc in the tournament as he has smashed 824 runs with four centuries and as many half-centuries. Yuzvendra Chahal is also having a dream season with the spinner picking up 26 wickets and is the joint-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 with Wanindu Hasaranga.
While GT have qualified for the final in their first season itself, RR will be making their first appearance since the victorious and fairytale 2008 campaign. Late Shane Warne had led them to glory in the first IPL ever with Sanju Samson now becoming the second captain after Warne to take RR into the big encounter.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the Final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2022:
4 – Shubman Gill (46) needs four sixes to reach 50 maximums in the IPL.
25 – Jos Buttler (824) requires 25 runs to surpass David Warner (848) and become the batter with the second-most runs in an IPL edition.
77 – David Miller (2423) needs 77 runs to complete 2500 runs in the IPL.
78 – Wriddhiman Saha (2422) is 78 runs away from reaching 2500 runs in the tournament.
1 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs just one wicket to go past Imran Tahir and Wanindu Hasaranga both (26) to become the spinner with the most wickets in an IPL season.
71 – Hardik Pandya (1929) requires 71 runs to complete 2000 runs in the cash-rich league.
2 – Mohammed Shami (98) requires two wickets to get to the landmark of 100 wickets in the league.
7 – Hardik (143) is seven fours away from reaching 150 fours in the tournament.
2 – Prasidh Krishna (48) requires two wickets to get to 50 wickets in the IPL.
1 – Hardik (99) is one innings away from appearing in 100 IPL innings.
38 – Wriddhiman Saha (3962) requires 38 runs to get to 4000 runs in T20 cricket.
2 – Alzarri Joseph (48) needs two wickets to get to 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
1 – R Ashwin (157) needs just one scalp to surpass Piyush Chawla (157) and become the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the IPL.
3 – Hardik (47) also needs three scalps to get to 50 wickets in the league.
3 – R Sai Kishore (47) is three scalps away from completing 50 wickets in the T20 matches.
5 – Matthew Wade (295) needs five fours to get to 300 fours in T20 cricket.
3 – Sanju Samson (247) requires three fours to get to 250 fours for RR in the T20 games.
20 – Ashwin (980) needs 20 runs to get to 1000 runs in the T20 games.
2 – Chahal (165) requires two wickets to go past Amit Mishra (166) and become the third-highest wicket-taker in the competition.