Rajasthan Royals (RR) are set to lock horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. Courtesy: PTI
- GT and RCB are set to lock horns on Friday in Ahmedabad
- The Royals lost to GT in the Qualifier 1
- The Royals are looking for their second IPL trophy after 2008
Rajasthan Royals (RR) have posted an inspirational video ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Qualifier 2 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. On Thursday, May 26, the official Instagram handle of the Royals shared a post where the team’s players were seen practicing hard before the crunch game.
In the background, the popular song ‘Aashayein’ from the Bollywood movie Iqbal, released way back in 2005, is played. The original song was sung by renowned vocalist KK. The movie features the likes of Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah and Shweta Basu Prasad.
RR LOOKING FOR COMEBACK
The Royals had an impressive campaign in the league stage after they finished second in the points table. With 18 points from 14 matches and a net run rate of +0.298, Sanju Samson and Co. finished one place below table-toppers Gujarat Titans (GT), led by Hardik Pandya.
The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) also secured nine wins, but the Royals edged them on net run rate. In Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, May 24, the Titans defeated the Royals by seven wickets at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Royals scored 188 after Jos Buttler’s masterful 89-run knock with the help of 12 fours and two sixes. However, David Miller’s unbeaten 68 helped the Titans chase the target down with three balls to space. After the match, Samson lauded the GT batters for being clinical in their approach.
“I think we managed to put in a good score, but I think they played really well to chase the score down. It was a bit two-paced and the bounce was also not even. I just went after the bowling from ball one and I got a bit lucky to get a few runs in the powerplay, but the wicket was a bit tough to bat on and we finished off really well,” Samson said.