The Kolkata Knight Riders will be facing off against the Gujarat Titans for the second time this season in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, to be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in seventh place with six points, having won three of their eight games, while the Gujarat Titans are in second place with 10 points, having won five of their seven games.
In their previous match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Kolkata Knight Riders broke their four-match losing streak with a 21-run win, thanks to a massive score of 200/5 in the first innings, led by Jason Roy and Nitish Rana. Their spinners, Varun Chakaravarthy and Suyash Sharma, were outstanding with the ball, picking up three and two wickets respectively.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat Titans are on a two-game winning streak, having defeated the five-time champions Mumbai Indians by 55 runs in their previous match. Shubman Gill (56) set the tone for their innings, followed by some late blitz from David Miller (46) and Abhinav Manhohar, leading to a total score of 207/6 after 20 overs. Their Afghan spinners Noor Ahmad and Rashid Khan ran through Mumbai’s middle order, picking up three and two wickets respectively to secure the win.
The Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to repeat their previous win against the Gujarat Titans, which was clinched by Rinku Singh’s five sixes in a row. The team has strengthened its top order with the inclusion of Jason Roy, who has scored two half-centuries in three innings. However, their lower order, including Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, have not been performing up to their full potential. The team’s spinners have been impressive, with Suyash Sharma showing promising results. Nonetheless, their seamers, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav, have struggled, being expensive in their deliveries. The Kolkata Knight Riders will need to address their concerns and deliver a near-perfect performance to take down the defending champions.
Time: 3.30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: KKR vs. GT Match 39 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss & PITCH REPORT
For the IPL in recent years, Eden Gardens in Kolkata has produced some exceptionally brilliant batting surfaces. At this location, 200 runs have already been surpassed multiple times in the 2023 season. When Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders play each other on a Saturday afternoon, you can anticipate a very high score of at least 190.The previous game played at this location saw both sides come close to exceeding the 200-run threshold, therefore both teams may expect a high-scoring contest. The first and second innings will feature the spinners, while the first and second innings will feature the ball coming neatly onto the bat.
The weather is likely to remain sunny .
|RealFeel Shade™ 38°
|Wind SSW 13km/h
|Cloud cover 18%
|Wind Gusts 28km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 19°C
|Time 3.30 PM INST
KKR vs GT Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 2
Won by KKR: 1
Won by GT:1
Where the two teams finished last season: KKR finished 7th, while GT finished First.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Played – 14, Won -6, Lost -8, Points – 12
Gujarat Titans (GT) – Played – 14, Won – 10, Lost – 4, Points – 20
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) XI
Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Jasson Roy, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, David Wiese, Sunil Narine are our key players
Gujarat Titans (GT) (RR) XI
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia are our key players
BETTING TIPS KKR VS GT
KKR TO WIN
The upcoming match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Gujarat Titans promises to be an exciting encounter. Kolkata will be aiming to repeat their previous victory against the Titans, where Rinku Singh’s heroics led them to a thrilling win. The addition of Jason Roy has strengthened their top order, but their lower order, including Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, have not been performing up to their potential. The spinners have been impressive, particularly Suyash Sharma, but the seamers, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav, have struggled to contain the opposition’s batting. Kolkata needs to address these issues and deliver a near-perfect performance to defeat the defending champions. The upcoming game will undoubtedly be a challenge, with Gujarat in good form with the ball. Nevertheless, Kolkata is back in the game and ready to take on this new challenge at the Eden Gardens.