GT vs KKR Match Preview
GT vs KKR: The Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to face off in an upcoming match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This match is expected to be a closely contested one between two strong teams.
GT have had a good start to their IPL campaign, winning two out of their two matches so far. Their batting has been led by the likes of Wriddhiman Shah, Shubman Gill, and skipper Hardik Pandya. Their bowling attack, led by Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan, has been impressive and will be crucial in restricting the KKR batting lineup.
KKR, on the other hand, have also won one out of their two matches but are coming off a victory in their last match. Their batting has been led by the dynamic duo of Rahamdullah a Gurbaz and Nitish Rana, with the likes of Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell providing support. However, their middle order has struggled to score runs consistently. Their bowling attack, led by Tim Southee and Varun Chakravarthy, has been impressive and will look to continue their good form against GT.
Overall, this match promises to be an exciting contest between two evenly matched teams. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this encounter.
GT vs KKR Match Details
Match No. – 13th
Date – 9th April 2023
Time – 03:30 PM IST
Venue – Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahemdabad
Live Telecast – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Jio Cinema
GT vs KKR Team News
Jason Roy has arrived and is available for selection.
Gujarat Titans coming after back-to-back wins should stick to winning combination.
Dasun Shanaka has been announced as the replacement of Kane Williamson but he has not arrived yet.
GT vs KKR Probable 11
GT (probable 11): Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Shah (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzari Joseph, Joshua little, Mohammad Shami, Yash Dayal
KKR (probable 11): Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Narayan Jagadeeshan (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Pitch Conditions (Gujarat vs Kolkata)
The Pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium is good for batting and average first innings score is 161.
Pacers get some bounce and will be among wickets, hit the deck bowlers will be important.
Spinners will not get much help but will look to utilize big boundaries.
We can expect a score around 160-170.
Head-to-Head Record (GT vs KKR)
Match Played – 01
Gujarat Titans Won – 13
Kolkata Knight Riders Won – 13
Tie – 0
No Result – 0
Match Fact (Titans vs Knight Riders)
In last 9 matches, 6 matches have been chase so we cen clearly see a chasing bias.
70 out of last 100 wickets on this ground have been taken by pacers.
Gujarat Titans have to chase they have lost only 1 out the 11 matches they have chased.
The 2 main players of Gujarat Titans have a grat record at this venue, Shumbam Gill average 95 and Hardik Pandya has scored above 150 rus and picked to wickets in 9 games.
In IPL 2022, W Shah had an average of 40 while chasing including 3 half centuries which drops down to 20 while batting first.
In IPL 2022, David Miller averaged 160 while chasing at a strike rate of 150, which drops down to 32 while batting first at a strike rate of 127.
Mohammad Shami has taken 12 wickets against KKR, out of which 8 wickets came while bowling first in 6 matches and just 4 wickets in 6 matches while bowling first.
In T20’s this year A Joseph has taken 5 wickets in 5 matches while bowling first and 9 wickets in 6 matches while bowling second.
Match Predictions (Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders)
Gujarat Titans Players
Subhman Gill and Hardik Pandya to score runs for Gujarat Titans in both innings with David Miller or Wriddhiman Shah.
Sai Sudharshan to flop today.
Mohammad Shami and Joshua Little to take wickets with Hardik Pandya or Rashid Khan while bowling first.
Alzari Joseph and Rashid Khan to take wickets with Hardik Pandya or Joshua Little.
Kolkata Knight Rider Players
Nitish Rana and Andre Russell to score runs with Venkatesh Iyer or Jason Roy while batting first.
Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer to score runs with Jason Roy or Andre Russell.
Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy not to pick more than 1 wicket.
Rinku Singh and Shardul Thakur to flop with bat.
Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav to take wickets with Andre Russell specially bowling first.
Team Gujarat Titans will win this match
GT vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team
GT vs KKR (Suggested Dream11 Team): Wriddhiman Shah (wk), David Miller, Subhman Gill (vc), Sai Sudharsan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim Southee, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Rashid Khan
Best Captain & Vice – Captain Choice (Titans vs Knight Riders)
- Hardik Pandya
- Andre Russell
- Subhman Gil
- Rashid Khan
In conclusion, the GT vs KKR match is expected to be a thrilling encounter between two evenly-matched teams. Fans of both sides will be eagerly anticipating this exciting clash, and we can expect a fiercely contested battle on the field.