In the 15th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals is on the threshold of repeating history. The team has become the strongest contender for the title. Rajasthan Royals are in the race for the final after 14 years, thanks to their excellent performance in the league match of the tournament. Now Rajasthan Royals is one step away from the final match of IPL. If Rajasthan wins the first match of the play-off, it will go straight to the final. Even if they lose, they will get another chance to go to the finals. At the same time, this time both the Orange and Purple caps are occupied by Rajasthan.
4 teams reached the playoffs
In the 15th season of IPL, the teams of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Lucknow, and Bangalore have reached the playoffs. The playoff matches are starting from 24th May, in which Rajasthan and Gujarat will get the benefit of performing well throughout the season. Being the top 2 in the points table, these teams have two chances of reaching the final. At the same time, whoever wins between RCB and Lucknow will have to win one more match to reach the final.
After winning their last match in the league match of the tournament, it is not too difficult for Rajasthan, who came second in the points table, to reach the final. Because Rajasthan will take on Gujarat in the first qualifier. If Rajasthan wins this match, then they will directly make it to the final. Whereas if they lose, Rajasthan will have to play one more match to reach the final against RCB or Lucknow.
Rajasthan is therefore a strong contender for victory
Rajasthan Royals is one of the strongest teams in IPL this time. The team has spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin and KC Cariappa. Of these, Chahal and Ashwin are also the leading wicket-takers in T20 cricket for Team India. At the same time, KC Cariappa is also considered a good bowler in this format. Chahal's performance in IPL has also been amazing. At the same time, Ashwin is showing his lotus in bowling as well as batting. Famous Krishna and Navdeep Saini are performing brilliantly this time. At the same time, Obed McCoy has also done the match in favor of the team by bowling economically in the mid-over.
The batting of Rajasthan Royals has caused trouble for the opposing team this time. Buttler, Samson, Devdutt Padikal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Karun Nair and Raisie van der Dusen, Riyan Parag have batted brilliantly in the team. Who has taken the team to the playoffs due to their superb performance in the league match. Before this, the Rajasthan team always depended on 2 to 3 batsmen. In this season, all the batsmen of the team have won the team by giving their contribution. In which Ashwin is also included with Butler, Samson, Devdutt Padikal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag.
Sangakkara-Malinga filled the team with enthusiasm
The presence of Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga in the Rajasthan Royals has emerged as the biggest plus point for the team. A month before the start of the league, both Sangakkara and Malinga were engaged in continuous practice sessions with the team. This is the reason that this time along with the international players, domestic players are also performing well in the league.
At the same time, the presence of both has made the Rajasthan team, which has been under pressure in the last years, this time both on the field and off the field are looking confident. The effect of which is also visible in the performance of the team in IPL.
1st Qualifier - Rajasthan Royals - Gujarat Titans, May 24, Eden Gardens Kolkata
Eliminator - Royal Challengers Bangalore - Lucknow Super Giants, May 25, Eden Gardens Kolkata
2nd Qualifier - Eliminator winner vs 1st qualifier winner, May 27, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Final - Winner of 1st Qualifier vs Winner of 2nd Qualifier, May 29, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
In the 15th season of IPL, the players of Rajasthan are still in possession of Orange and Purple Cap. Rajasthan opener Jos Buttler remains the highest run-scorer of the season. Along with this, Rajasthan spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker this time.
Chahal has been behind once or twice in the Purple Cap race during the tournament, but in the case of Orange Cap, no batsman has been able to beat Butler so far this season. In such a situation, both the players have now started preparing to reach Calcutta with the team in the final.