KKR Vs GT Preview: KKR seek to build momentum against playoffs bound Gujarat Titans
KKR Vs GT Preview: Visitors seek revenge of Rinku Singh’s finish in the return fixture.
The 39th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will be played at the Eden Gardens, where the Kolkata Knight Riders will face off against the Gujarat Titans.
After suffering four consecutive losses, KKR managed to secure a victory in their last match against RCB by 21 runs, bringing their tally to 3 wins out of 8 matches played thus far. This win must have surely provided them with a much-needed boost of confidence, as they prepare to face GT in their upcoming match. Notably, KKR have already defeated GT once this season, and this prior success will likely serve as added motivation for them to secure another win.
GT have won 5 out of their 7 matches so far, with their latest victory being against MI by a significant 55-run margin. As they gear up to face KKR in their upcoming match, GT will be looking to extend their winning streak and emerge victorious once again.
Earlier this season, KKR emerged victorious against GT by 3 wickets. Rinku Singh’s impressive display of hitting five consecutive sixes in the final over helped KKR secure a stunning win over the Titans. The match featured an intense battle between KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer (83 off 40) and Nitish Rana (45 off 29) against Titans’ Rashid Khan, who took the first hat-trick of the IPL 2023. However, it was Rinku Singh’s unbeaten knock of 48 off 21 balls that stole the limelight.
KKR Vs GT: Pitch Report
Eden Gardens is known for being a batting-friendly pitch, where the ball is expected to come onto the bat smoothly, allowing the batters to score runs with ease. While the seamers may find some support in the early stages, the overall conditions favor the batsmen to excel.
KKR Vs GT: Team News
KKR emerged victorious in their previous match against RCB, and it’s possible that they may not make any changes to their team for the upcoming match against GT, opting to stick with the same playing XI.
GT will also be looking to field an unchanged playing XI in their upcoming match against KKR, as they secured a convincing win against MI in their last game.
KKR Vs GT: Head to Head
Matches – 2
Kolkata Knight Riders – 1
Gujarat Titans – 1
KKR Vs GT: Players to watch
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy
Jason Roy’s impressive performance in the last few matches has breathed new life into the KKR team. Having scored 160 runs in the three matches he has played, including two half-centuries, he has provided a much-needed boost to the team, especially with the openers struggling to perform. The team will be hoping that Roy can continue his good form and give them a solid start when they face GT in the upcoming match.
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has been in good form this season, having scored 284 runs in 7 matches. In the last match against MI, he played a crucial innings of 56, which helped GT to post a total of 207 runs. He will be hoping to carry on his impressive form when his team takes on his former side KKR in the upcoming match.
KKR Vs GT: Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:
N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
KKR Vs GT: Match Facts
Mohit Sharma needs 2 more wickets to complete 100 wickets in IPL.
KKR and GT have played against each other twice in the IPL, resulting in 1 win for KKR and 1 win for GT.
Nitish Rana will be playing his 100th match in the IPL.
Rashid Khan will be playing his 100th match in the IPL.
KKR Vs GT: Live Broadcasting
IND: Star Sports Network (TV) | JioCinema (Live Streaming)
UK: DAZN, Sky Sports
AUS: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports
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