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IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview, Probable Playing XI And More

Another pitch favoring batsmen could await the teams on Sunday. The captain who wins the toss might choose to field first, considering the favorable batting conditions in the second innings.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: May 12, 2024 19:35 IST
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GT vs KKR Preview
GT vs KKR Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are gearing up to face Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 13, with the former already securing a spot in the playoffs and aiming to maintain their winning streak. While KKR, led by mentor Gautam Gambhir, isn’t under pressure in this encounter, they are keen to continue their momentum. On the other hand, GT, led by Shubman Gill, is placed eighth on the points table and must win their remaining matches to stay in contention for a playoff berth.

GT enters the match on the back of a crucial victory against Chennai Super Kings, where Gill’s remarkable century and consistent performance by Sai Sudharsan bolstered their batting lineup. Sudharsan, in particular, has been outstanding this season, accumulating 527 runs at an average of 47.91. However, GT’s bowling, led by Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan, has been slightly inconsistent, with Sharma’s economy rate nearing 11.

In contrast, KKR secured a win against Mumbai Indians in their previous match, with openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt leading the charge. Narine and Salt have been instrumental with the bat, amassing runs at impressive strike rates. However, captain Shreyas Iyer’s form has been a concern, along with Rinku Singh’s inconsistent performances.

Despite these challenges, KKR’s bowling duo of Varun Chakaravarthy and Narine has been exceptional. Chakaravarthy, in particular, has been a standout performer with 18 wickets to his name at an average of 20.39. Narine’s economy rate of 6.64 further strengthens KKR’s bowling arsenal.

Overall, while KKR aims to maintain its winning streak and fine-tune its performance ahead of the playoffs, GT seeks a crucial win to keep its playoff hopes alive. The encounter promises to be an exciting clash between two determined teams striving for success in the IPL 2024 season.

GT vs KKR Pitch Report

Throughout this season, spectators have witnessed matches with both low and high scores at this stadium. In the recent two games, 200 runs have been scored in three out of four innings. Another pitch favoring batsmen could await the teams on Sunday. The captain who wins the toss might choose to field first, considering the favorable batting conditions in the second innings.

GT Probable Playing XI

Shubman Gill (c), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Matthew Wade (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Kartik Tyagi

KKR Probable Playing XI

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy.

Also Read: IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings Get Crucial 5 Wicket Win vs RR In Final Home Game

First published on: May 12, 2024 07:35 PM IST

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