- So far, the Gujarat Titans have won eight out of the nine matches played in IPL 2022.
- The Hardik Pandya-led side sits at the top of the league table with 16 points.
- The Gujarat Titans are almost certain of a place in the playoffs.
The Titans started the season against fellow debutants, Lucknow Super Giants, at Wankhede Stadium on March 28 and defeated the KL Rahul-led side by five wickets to get off to a dream start in the cash-rich league.
In the second match, they were up against 2020 finalists Delhi Capitals, and in that game, Shubman Gill’s 84 and Lockie Ferguson’s 4 for 28 helped the Titans defend a 172-run target to beat DC by 14 runs.
Gujarat completed their hat-trick against Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium. In that game, Rahul Tewatia hammered PBKS all-rounder Odean Smith for two back-to-back sixes in the final two balls to win the last-ball thriller by 6 wickets.
After a shocking result, the Titans bounced back in style against the Rajasthan Royals and defeated them by 37 runs to get their campaign back on track. They followed it up with a three-wicket win over CSK in which skipper Hardik Pandya wasn’t involved.
In the seventh match, the Titans survived Andre Russell’s blitzkrieg to defeat the 2021 losing finalists by 8 runs. And in the eighth match, they took revenge against SRH by chasing down the target of 197 runs in the final-over thriller.
With 16 points, the Gujarat Titans sit at the top of the 10-team league table and are almost certain of a place in the playoffs.