IPL 2022: High flying Gujarat Titans eye maiden title against confident Rajasthan Royals
The Hardik Pandya-led side were written off by many even before the tournament had begun while their mega auction strategy wasn't deemed great. Many wondered if Pandya, fighting his own battles with form and injury and out of action since the 2021 Men's T20 World Cup, can inspire the new entrants while taking care of his own game.
IPL 2022: Everything happens for a reason; you have to trust it, says Dewald Brevis
Though Mumbai finished at the bottom of the table, Brevis was one of the few positives in the campaign. He had a good IPL debut, making 29 from 19 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, followed by five majestic sixes, including four consecutive maximums against leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, in a 25-ball 49 that almost helped Mumbai pull off an unlikely run chase against Punjab Kings, and slammed 31 from 13 balls against Lucknow Super Giants.
Manjrekar flags Kohli's tendency to get on front foot as reason for his batting struggles
Kohli, the most successful batter in IPL history with 6624 runs in 215 innings (223 matches) at an average of 36.20 and strike rate of 129.13, has had a poor IPL 2022 as per his own standard as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost in the playoffs once again. In 16 innings in IPL 2022, Kohli had scored 341 runs at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.98 with the highest score of 73.
IPL 2022: Siraj missed a trick by not bowling an outswinger against Buttler, says Tendulkar
"Yashasvi's explosive start gave Buttler some breathing space. Buttler was batting on 6 after 7 balls. After that, he targeted Siraj as he knew the bowler was leaking runs. I think Siraj missed a trick against Buttler. He did not bowl a proper outswinger. He was bowling in-cutters with an angled seam and cross-seamed deliveries. He could have tried a regulation outswinger," said Tendulkar in a video on his Youtube channel on Saturday.
IPL 2022 season for the Royals is all about Shane Warne, says Samson
The legendary Australian spinner, who guided the team to its maiden IPL title in 2008, died recently due to a suspected heart-attack while vacationing in Thailand, and since then, there has been a groundswell of emotion in the Royals camp, which wants to win the title and dedicate it to the spin wizard.
IPL 2022: Came up against a strong Rajasthan, says disappointed Du Plessis after RCB's loss
After Prasidh Krishna (3/22) and Obed McCoy's (3/23) sensational bowling, Jos Buttler played a special knock (106 not out off 60) and led Rajasthan Royals to IPL 2022 final with a convincing seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
IPL Turning Point: Wickets at regular intervals in slog overs cost RCB game in Qualifier 2
On Friday, it was only for the first time RCB failed to score 50 runs in the last five overs batting first in the IPL 2022 season. RCB were 123/3 at the end of the 15 overs and looked set to reach at least 170, with Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror at the crease.However, Patidar couldn't carry longer and departed soon after scoring a crucial fifty (58 off 42)
IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians emerge most engaged club in the world: Report
According to the report, the 5-time IPL champions bettered their numbers on this count by over 50 percent in April 2022, clocking 66.1 million engagements, clear of second-placed Liverpool FC by 16m. Mumbai Indians were ranked as the most popular sports brand for March 2022 on YouTube with 40.7M engagements, beating global brands such as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, and Real Madrid amongst others.
IPL 2022, Qualifier 2: Rajasthan thrash RCB by 7 wickets, to face Gujarat Titans in final
Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan will now face Hardik Pandya's Gujarat Titans in the final at the same stadium in front of a huge crowd on Sunday.Excellent bowling performance by Prasidh Krishna (3/22) and Obed McCoy (3/23) helped Rajasthan Royals restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 157/8 despite a fighting fifty by Rajat Patidar (58 off 42) in 20 overs after winning the toss and opting to bowl first.
IPL 2022, Qualifier 2: Prasidh, McCoy help Rajasthan restrict RCB to 157/8 despite Patidar's fifty
Apart from Prasidh and McCoy, Trent Boult (1/28), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/31) also chipped in with one each for Rajasthan while the likes of Faf du Plessis (25 off 25) and Glenn Maxwell (24 off 13) were the only main contributors with the bat for RCB besides Patidar.