IPL 2022: RR opt to bowl vs GT, Trent Boult out with a niggle
- Gujarat Titans faced their first defeat in IPL 2022 on Monday when they lost to SRH
- Rajasthan Royals are on top of the points table
- RR has lost only one match so far this season
Hardik Pandya-led GT faced their first defeat in IPL 2022 on Monday when they lost to Kane Williamson's Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. The team is currently in the 5th position in the point table with six points after winning three games so far in this season.
"We were 5-10 short, but we could have been a little more disciplined with our bowling. I will not be too strict on the bowlers, they are trying their best and we are there to enjoy the sport. Two changes, Yash Dayal comes in for Darshan Nalkande and Vijay (Shankar) comes in for Sai Sudharshan," Hardik Pandya said after losing the toss on Thursday.
The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are on top of the points table after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants. The team has lost only one match so far this season.
"We'd like to bowl first here. We did a very good job to win the game with dew condition and losing the toss but I'd like to use the conditions. Yesterday, Trent Boult had a small niggle and isn't available for today's game. Jimmy Neesham is replacing him," RR skipper Sanju Samson said after winning the toss.
Playing XIs of both teams
Gujarat Titans: Matthew Wade(w), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, James Neesham, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal