Date: April 29, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Gujarat Titans in match 39 of the Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In their previous fixture, KKR defeated RCB comprehensively at Bengaluru to get above the bottom-place teams on the IPL points table. GT is going to play in Kolkata on the back of a big win at Ahmedabad against MI. For their upcoming contest, the in-form Gujarat side will be confident of disposing of Kolkata and get one step closer to securing the playoff spot.
Eden Gardens at Kolkata has been producing incredibly good batting pitches in recent years for the IPL. The 2023 season has seen 200 runs eclipsed at this venue multiple times already. With that in mind, you can expect a very big score in excess of 190 if not more when Kolkata Knight Riders face off against Gujarat Titans on a Saturday afternoon.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders batters have been decent in the IPL 2023 individually without being very consistent as an overall unit. The likes of captain Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer and Rinku Singh are getting big runs, but they need other batters in the team to step up, the scores from Jason Roy in the last couple of matches have been a pleasant side for the management. The bowling department for KKR hasn’t been good enough most of the time, especially their fast bowlers, the spinners like Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma have stepped up, but they require support from experienced pros in the team.
SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR
Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeeshan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
(Potential Impact Substitute - Suyash Sharma for Venkatesh Iyer)
Gujarat Titans' batting lineup has been firing on all cylinders with their opener Shubman Gill leading the way. Captain Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Abhinav Manhor, and Rahul Tewatia have all been among the runs for the Gujarat team in recent weeks. Mohammed Shami has been very good in the powerplay overs for GT alongside the skipper himself, while Rashid Khan and the rising sensation Noor Ahmad have been ruling the roost as far as their spin lineup goes.
SportsTiger Playing XI of GT
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
(Impact Player - Joshua Little for Vijay Shankar)
Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they play against Gujarat Titans at home on the weekend. The team from Kolkata has to be at their very best to have any chance of defeating the Gujarat side at Eden Gardens.
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