KKR vs GT IPL Prediction 29 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Date: 2023-04-29
- Start Time: 15:30
- Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Saturday, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the 39th match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans.
- KKR emerged victorious in their last game against RCB, ending their losing streak of four consecutive matches. Meanwhile, Gujarat is also coming off a win.
- Despite being in better form, the Titans are ranked second on the points table with five wins from seven games, while KKR is currently seventh.
- The Knight Riders have the advantage of playing on home turf, but GT has the confidence of a convincing win in their previous match.
KKR vs GT – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: April 29th 2023
Time: 15:30 (local)
KKR vs GT – IPL – Team Previews
Kolkata Knight Riders
In their recent games, KKR lost to Punjab Kings by 7 runs through the DLS method but managed to bounce back with a convincing win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. They also clinched a thrilling victory over the defending champions by 3 wickets but then suffered losses against MI and Delhi. They also lost to defending champions Chennai Super Kings but returned to winning ways against RCB with a 21-run victory.
So far, KKR has won only one of their three home matches this season and has struggled to find their footing at Eden Gardens. Among their bowlers, Narine and Sharma have been the most promising performers, while the pacers have not been at their best. However, Russell’s recent performances offer a ray of hope for Nitish Rana’s men.
Jason Roy has been effective as an opener and at number 5, scoring two consecutive fifties. On the other hand, KKR’s Litton Das left the IPL on Friday due to a family emergency in Bangladesh. Despite this, KKR has plenty of options with Venky Iyer and rookie Suyash Sharma settling into their roles as Impact players.
The Titans are coming off a dominant win against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, where they defended a massive 207-run total against a strong batting lineup. They will look to carry forward the confidence gained from that victory into this game and maintain a balance between adapting to the conditions and being flexible with their approach.
While Wriddhiman Saha has been effective at the top of the order despite not being a typical T20 hitter, young left-arm Chinaman bowler Noor Ahmed has also shown great potential and is expected to make an impact.
The Hardik Pandya-led team is likely to stick to the same winning combination that has brought them success in their last two matches. The only expected change could be replacing Shubman Gill with Josh Little or Alzarri Joseph as their Impact Player.
KKR vs GT – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jagadeesan (wk), J Roy, Venky Iyer, Nitish Rana (Cap), Rinku Singh, A Russell, Sunil Narine, D Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, V Chakaravarthy.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), S Gill, H Pandya (Cap), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, D Miller, R Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohd Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
KKR vs GT – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Eden Gardens has been a batting paradise this season with a flat surface and short boundaries. The average 1st innings score on this ground this year is a massive 220 runs but a winning total would be something over 200.
KKR vs GT – IPL – Win Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders have been very inconsistent this season and don’t seem to be having the bowling to curtail batsmen at the Eden Gardens. We predict a comfortable victory for the defending champions