Gujarat Titans will face Rajasthan Royals on first Qualifier match on Monday may 24. . Gujarat Titans Wriddhiman Saha made big statement before Qualifier match in IPL 2022 Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha announced Motera as his ‘home’ stadium instead of Eden Gardens.
It would not have been easy for the Gujarat Titans gloveman to return to the venue, where he made a dream Ranji debut with a hundred in 2007, but won’t play for the state after a run-in with the establishment. Saha is seeking an exit from Bengal domestic cricket after a CAB official questioned his commitment for his state Ranji team.
“Here, I’m representing Gujarat so my home ground is Motera Stadium, I believe in that. Since I’m no longer with KKR, the Eden is not my home,” Saha said in a virtual media interaction ahead of their IPL Qualifier One clash against Rajasthan Royals. While he called Motera his home ground, ironically, not a single match of the ongoing IPL has been played in Ahmedabad till now.
Asked whether he would be seen playing for Bengal at the Eden again, the 37-year-old said: “I’m not able to answer the second part of your question.” “I might have played a lot of games here in the past but I’m here to play an away game,” Saha said.
Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals predicted playing XI
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammad Shami
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.