The league matches are over, and the latest season of the Indian Premier League has gone on to the next phase (IPL). Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, both newcomers, reached the last four after a dominating performance. The inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals took the other two berths, with Royal Challengers Bangalore securing the last ticket after Mumbai Indians ousted Delhi Capitals from the play-offs campaign. Former England spinner Graeme Swann made a bold prediction, selecting two sides who would make it to the IPL 2022 finals, ahead of the first play-off between Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans and Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals.

“Rajasthan Royals will defeat Gujarat Titans in the first game (Qualifier 1). I honestly believe that Gujarat and Rajasthan are the two strongest teams in the league this season, and that they might meet in the final “On Star Sports’ Cricket Live, the former player stated.

Gujarat became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2022 play-offs, finishing the league stage with a total of 20 points from 14 games. Rajasthan, on the other side, rode the back of some outstanding performances from Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal, the current Orange and Purple Cap champions, and ended two points behind Gujarat after the same amount of matches.

The victor of the match will go to the finals, while the losing team will have another chance to advance. They will face the victors of the play-off match between Bangalore and Lucknow, while the losing team will be eliminated from the competition.