Kolkata Knight Riders will face Gujarat Titans in the reverse fixture during the first match of the doubleheader to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 29 April at 3.30 PM in the IPL 2023.
KKR would be high on confidence as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans registered emphatic 55 runs win over Mumbai Indians and will look to continue their winning momentum.
Gujarat Titans are currently at the number 3 spot due to a win by Lucknow Super Giants against Punjab Kings and would like to move top of the points table. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to continue their winning momentum from the last match against RCB.
Details- Match 39, Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Venue- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date and Time- 29 April, 3.30 PM
Both teams met twice in IPL history with Gujarat Titans winning during the 2022 edition while thanks to Rinku Singh’s five sixes against Yash Dayal helped Kolkata Knight Riders produce a magical win at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Top Run Scorer
Rinku Singh has scored the most runs between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 35 off 28 deliveries in the first match during the 2022 edition.
During the first match this season, Rinku Singh made unbeaten 45 off 29 deliveries and helped Kolkata Knight Riders win the match from nowhere.
Top Wicket Taker
Rashid Khan is the top wicket-taker between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders. He picked up 2 wickets during the first match in 2022. Khan then picked Hattrick grabbing 3 wickets in the first fixture today.
The pitch at Eden Gardens, Kolkata is a belter of pitch with short boundaries. KKR was hammered by 235 for 4 by Chennai Super Kings. It promises to be another high-scoring affair and create pressure on the opponent bowlers. It might help the spinners.
Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)- Predicted XI
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewaita, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Jason Roy, Narayana Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, David Wiese, Varun Chakvarthy, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora.
Fantasy Team Selection- KKR vs GT
Team 1– Shubman Gill, Jason Roy, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Rinku Singh, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.
Team 2– Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Varun Chakvarthy, Rahul Tewaita, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Joshua Little.
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