IPL 2022, Qualifier 1 GT vs RR, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Yuzvendra Chahal needs one more wicket to overtake Imran Tahir (2019) and have the most wickets by a spinner in an IPL season.
Updated - May 24, 2022 3:24 pm
Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will be locking horns in the first qualifier of IPL 2022, to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the league stage of this season, GT won ten and lost four matches, while RR won nine and lost five. When both the teams faced each other earlier in the season, Gujarat Titans won by a margin of 37 runs.
The opening pair Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill were out of form in the first half for the Gujarat Titans but have shown signs of promise in the last few matches. Matthew Wade could not produce a single good knock across nine innings this season. Captain Hardik Pandya has lost his touch after being phenomenal in the first half of the season, however, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami have been excellent with the ball, taking 18 wickets apiece.
20-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has been in good form for the Rajasthan Royals, with two fifties in the last four matches, although his opening partner Jos Buttler has been completely out of form in the last few matches. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer have been brilliant, and the bowling unit of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal has been top class this season.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2022:
Head-to-Head: Both the teams met once earlier in the league phase and it was GT who won by 37 runs at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
1 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs one more wicket to overtake Imran Tahir (2019) and have the most wickets by a spinner in an IPL season.
4 – Hardik Pandya needs to take four wickets to reach 50 wickets in the IPL.
4 – Jos Buttler needs to hit four more sixes to reach 350 sixes in T20 cricket. He will become the third England player to the milestone, after Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan.
2 – Rajasthan Royals have won only two out of ten IPL matches at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
2 – Sanju Samson needs to take two more catches to reach 50 catches as a wicketkeeper in the IPL.
2 – Matthew Wade needs two more catches to reach 100 catches in T20 cricket.
2 – R Ashwin (156) needs to take two wickets to overtake Piyush Chawla as the second-leading wicket-taker spinner in the IPL. Only his teammate Yuzvendra Chahal has more wickets in the league (165).
4 – Sai Kishore needs to take four wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
5 – Shubman Gill needs to hit five more sixes to reach 50 sixes in the IPL.
22 – R Ashwin needs to score 22 runs to reach 1000 runs in T20 cricket.
36 – Jos Buttler needs to score 36 runs to reach 8000 runs in T20 cricket. He will become the third England cricketer to achieve it after Alex Hales and Luke Wright.
38 – Wriddhiman Saha needs to score 38 runs to reach 4000 runs in T20 cricket.
3 – Mohammed Shami (97) is three wickets away from reaching the landmark of 100 wickets in the tournament.
43 – Samson needs 43 runs to get to 3000 runs for RR in all T20s.
9 – Samson also requires nine fours to get to 250 fours for RR in all T20 cricket.
2 – Alzarri Joseph needs two wickets to get to 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
8 – Shimron Hetmyer needs eight fours to get to 200 fours in T20 cricket.