Gujarat Titans will take on Rajasthan Royals in the first qualifier match of the Indian Premier League 2022 today. After the league stages in Mumbai and Pune, the playoffs will be played in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the 1st qualifier between Rajasthan and Gujarat. Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals finished at the top-2 places. Both of them will get a couple of chances to qualify for the finals. The winner of the first qualifier will directly go to the final, whereas the loser will wait for the winner of the Eliminator.
Eden showing signs of downpour
The forecast is not the best as there are chances of rain. This is the season of the Kalbaisakhi (strong winds accompanied with rain) showers in Bengal. In the week gone by, the city witnessed rain in the evening – precisely when the IPL matches starts. Though these showers do not last for a long time.
The humidity would be on the higher side and there are chances of scattered rain. The temperature would be around the 35-40-degree-mark, which would not be comfortable for the players. The good part here is that the Eden Gardens has a very good drainage facility. So as and when the rain stops, play can start in under 30 minutes.
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