Excitement is in the air as we’ve entered the second half of IPL 2023, with teams fighting tooth and nail for a spot in the Playoffs. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans, are no exception as they gear up to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 39th match at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on April 29th at 3:30 PM.
KKR’s journey so far has been a bumpy ride, having won only two out of their seven matches this season. But the tides seem to be turning in their favor as they kick-started the second half with a stunning victory over RCB by 21 runs at M Chinnaswamy stadium. Having only defeated RCB and GT in the first half, they’ve now added another win against RCB to their tally.
The Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have been unstoppable this season, securing 10 points with five victories in seven games. Under the leadership of the dynamic Hardik Pandya, they’ve been playing like true champions. In their previous match, they outplayed the five-time champions, Mumbai Indians, with ease.
With the playoffs spot within reach, both teams will be looking to put up a strong fight and come out on top in this exciting match-up.
IPL 2023 KKR Vs GT Match Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Gujarat Titans
Venue: Eden Garden Stadium, Kolkata
Day & Date: Saturday, 29 April
Time: 03:30 PM IST
KKR Vs GT Head-To-Head Record
KKR and GT have met twice in the IPL, with each team winning once and losing once. The astonishing effort by Rinku Singh, who single-handedly won the match for his side by hitting an incredible five sixes in the final over, helped KKR prevail in their previous match.
KKR Vs GT Pitch Report
The Pitch at this stadium is well known for having batting-friendly wickets, which makes it a high-scoring venue for T20 forms. It might be challenging to defend a total under 180 during IPL 2023. The chasing team is thought to have a better chance of success.
Because of the pitch conditions and historical results, it is expected that either team that wins the toss at Eden Gardens will decide to bowl first. Both teams have strong bowling and batting lineups, thus an exciting game is expected.
PLAYING XI OF BOTH TEAMS
Kolkata Knight Riders: Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Anukul Roy, Aarya Desai, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh
Gujarat Titans: Joshua Little, Dasun Shanaka, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Jayant Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Sai Sudharsan, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Urvil Patel, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
KKR vs GT Dream11 Team 1
Wicket-keepers: Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Shubman Gill, Jason Roy, David Miller, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammed Shami
Captain first choice: Wriddhiman Saha || Captain second choice: Hardik Pandya
Vice-captain first choice: Jason Roy || Vice-captain second choice: Andre Russell
KKR vs GT Dream11 Team 2
Wicket-keepers: Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Shubman Gill, Jason Roy, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
Captain first choice: Shubman Gill || Captain second choice: Andre Russell
Vice-captain first choice: Mohammed Shami || Vice-captain second choice: Hardik Pandya