Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

GT will be facing KKR in Ahmedabad in match number 13 of IPL 2023 on April 9. Gujarat has been in sensational form with two wins from two matches, while KKR after a 7-run loss (DLS) to PBKS in their opening game, has made a terrific comeback by defeating RCB on a very big margin of 81 runs. Both teams have a good spin bowling attack with names like Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, etc. 

Gujarat have found so many match winners in their side and when it comes to T20 run chases, they have very good finishers like David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan respectively. Thus it will be very interesting to see how the result of this game pans out as Kolkata also have many power hitters like Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, etc.

Numbers and stats before start of GT vs KKR match:

1 -
KKR has won only 1 out of 4 IPL games at Narendra Modi Stadium.

KKR in IPL at Narendra Modi Stadium:
Lost to RR by 34 runs in 2010
Lost to RR by 10 runs in 2014
Beat PBKS by 5 wickets in 2021
Lost to DC by 7 wickets in 2021

GT have won 2 out of 2 games at this venue. At the same venue, GT beat RR by 7 wickets in IPL 2022 final and GT beat CSK by 5 wickets inaugural match of IPL 2023.

2 - Umesh Yadav needs 2 more wickets to surpass Piyush Chawla and become 3rd highest wicket-taker for KKR in IPL

Most wickets for KKR in IPL:
Sunil Narine - 155
Andre Russell - 88
Piyush Chawla - 66
Umesh Yadav - 65
Shakib Al Hasan - 47

3 - Tim Southee needs 3 more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets in IPL.

4 - Rashid Khan has dismissed Andre Russell 4 times in T20 cricket overall.

Andre Russell vs Rashid Khan in T20s:
Inns - 11
Runs - 54
Balls - 38
Outs - 4

61 -
Hardik Pandya averages 61 with the bat in IPL against KKR.

Highest batting avg vs KKR in IPL (min 10 inns):
JP Duminy - 61.5
Hardik Pandya - 61
Mahela Jayawardene - 56.37

Hardik Pandya vs KKR in IPL:
Inns - 11
Runs - 366
Avg - 61
S.R - 173.45

155 - Sunil Narine has 155 wickets in IPL and he can surpass the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Piyush Chawla in this game.

Most wickets in IPL:
Dwayne Bravo - 183
Yuzvendra Chahal - 174
Lasith Malinga - 170
Amit Mishra - 168
Ravichandran Ashwin - 161
Piyush Chawla - 158
Sunil Narine / Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 155 

2000 - Shubman Gill needs 23 more runs and Hardik Pandya needs 24 more runs to complete 2000 runs in IPL.