Nitish Rana’s Kolkata Knight Riders will face Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans in Match 39 of Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday, 29 April 2023.
This season, the Knight Riders have won three of their eight games, and they now hold the seventh spot in the standings. They defeated the Titans by three wickets in one of their three victories. When they faced GT in the last match, they won this game thanks to Rinku Singh, who struck five sixes in the final over. In their previous match, Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a score of 21 runs. KKR had limited the Royal Challengers to 179 runs while scoring 200 runs overall for the cost of five wickets.
This season, the Titans have been having success, winning five of their first seven games. They have won their last two games and their most recent game saw them defeat Mumbai Indians.
The Titans scored 207 runs for MI while losing six wickets. For the Titans, Shubman Gill added another half-century. The defending champions’ David Miller and Abhinav Manohar contributed significant knocks. In response, MI scored just 152 runs while losing nine wickets and fell 55 runs short. The most productive bowler for the squad was Noor Ahmad, who took three wickets for 37 runs in four overs.
KKR vs GT Head to Head
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for KKR vs GT today’s match prediction.
Total Matches Played: 2
Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 1
Gujarat Titans Won: 1
No Result: 0
Players to watch out for
Kolkata Knight Riders
In the previous game, he scored a critical 48 runs off just 21 balls, leading Knight Riders to a total of 200 runs. In his first eight games, he has scored 229 runs at an average of 28.62 and a strike rate of 152.6.
He has 13 wickets in eight games at an average of 18.38, an economy of 8.05, and a strike rate of 13.69, making him the Knight Riders’ top wicket-taker.
In his most recent game, the 23-year-old opener added another half-century to his season total. With an average of 40.57 and a strike rate of 142.71, he has scored 284 runs in seven games.
For the Titans this year, he has taken the most wickets. With an average of 16.14, an economy of 8.07, and a strike rate of 12.1, Rashid has taken 14 wickets in seven games.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing XIs:
The home side could stick to the same combination from their previous victory. The spinners would have to do more of the bowling duties as the pitch could offer some turn.
There is absolutely no need for a change in the Gujarat Titans team. If the pitch turns, they have quality spinners. If there’s pace on offer, there are handy seamers. The visitors should stick to the same team unless there’s any injury.
Here are the predicted playing XI’s of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans for the IPL 2023 Match 39
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:
N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy <> Suyash Sharma, 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 <> Joshua Little, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
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