The Sanju Samson-led side is coming off a victory against Chennai Super Kings in their final game of the league stage and the franchise will be looking to continue with the winning momentum into this game as well. They are likely to stick with the same combination.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, suffered a loss in their final game of the league stage against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Hardik Pandya-led side still has a lot of positives going their way despite the loss and they will be looking to be wiser with their lines and lengths instead of changing the personnel. Alzarri Joseph might replace Lockie Ferguson who did go for a few runs in the previous game.
Talking about the Eden Gardens ahead of the Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans (GT vs RR)match, it will be challenging for the batsmen and they will have to choose their strokes carefully. The team batting first will be happy to score 170 runs on this wicket. Eden Gardens, Kolkata is one of the largest grounds in India with deep boundaries. The wicket is flat and allows the batsmen to play their strokes.
There is some assistance for the fast bowlers at this ground in the opening overs of the game. The spinners are also expected to do well as the deep boundaries give them extra protection to experiment with their pace and length. In such a situation, the team winning the toss should decide to bat first, as it can be easier to defend them on this pitch.
You all will be very excited about this qualifier match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals(GT vs RR). At the same time, the X factor of this match is its weather. Because this match is going to be played in Kolkata, weather information becomes even more important. The weather of Kolkata is also no less than Mumbai.
On the other hand, if the weather reports are to be believed, there is a possibility of rain in Kolkata for the next one week. According to weather.com, the temperature will be around 27 to 34 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night of 24 May and there is a 50% chance of rain when the match starts at 7:30 pm. Apart from this, the wind will blow at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour.
The average first innings score on this wicket is 155 runs.
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.
Wriddhiman Saha is a right-handed batsman from Gujarat Titans. He did not play the last head-to-head game against Rajasthan Royals but looked in great touch in the last few matches. He will be a top-choice pick for the GT vs RR Dream11 Prediction team.
Hardik Pandya is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Gujarat Titans. He stacked 87 runs and took 1 wicket in the last head-to-head match against Rajasthan Royals. He will be an essential pick to consider for this match as well.
Jos Buttler is a right-handed batsman from Rajasthan Royals. He hammered 54 runs in the last head-to-head game against Gujarat Titans and will be aiming to make it big here as well. He will be a top-choice pick for the GT vs RR Dream11 Prediction team.
Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Rajasthan Royals. He will be another useful pick to consider for this game.
Shimron Hetmyer is a left-handed batsman from Rajasthan Royals. He smashed 29 runs in the last head-to-head game against Gujarat Titans and can come in handy once again here. He will be a top-choice pick for the GT vs RR Dream11 Prediction team.
1.Shubman Gill, 2.Wriddhiman Saha(WK), 3.Matthew Wade(WK), 4.Hardik Pandya(C), 5.David Miller, 6.Rahul Tewatia, 7.Rashid-Khan, 8.Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, 9.Lockie Ferguson, 10.Yash Dayal, 11.Mohammed Shami
1.Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2.Jos Buttler(WK), 3.Sanju Samson(WK)(C), 4.Devdutt Padikkal, 5.Shimron Hetmyer, 6.Riyan Parag, 7.Ravichandran Ashwin, 8.Trent Boult, 9.Prasidh Krishna, 10.Obed McCoy, 11.Yuzvendra Chahal