The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Gujarat Titans at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 29. Both teams have had a mixed start to their IPL 2023 campaign, with KKR having won 2 out of their 7 matches so far and Gujarat Titans winning 5 out of their 7 matches.
Here are the details of KKR Vs GT you need to know for this exciting encounter
What: IPL 2023 Match 39
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans
When: April 29, Saturday – 3:30 PM IST start. Toss at 3 PM IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Head to Head of these two teams from IPL 2022: The two teams played each other twice and both teams won one match each
Overall Head to Head
Won by KKR: 6
Won by Gujarat Titans: 4
Head to Head at Eden Gardens
Won by KKR: 3
Won by Gujarat Titans: 0
Where the two teams finished last season: Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th, while Gujarat Titans finished 1st
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Kolkata Knight Riders – Played – 6, Won – 3, Lost – 3, Points – 6
Gujarat Titans – Played – 5, Won – 2, Lost – 3, Points – 4
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana
Gujarat Titans – Hardik Pandya
Likely Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma. KKR Impact Player options: Suyash Sharma, Venkatesh Iyer, David Wiese, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Josh Little, Alzarri Joseph, Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami
Kolkata Knight Riders: N Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreyas Iyer , Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.
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Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Kane Williamson, Sai Sudharshan, Shubman Gill. Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Odeon Smith, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal.
Weather Forecast for Kolkata on April 29:
Maximum Temperature: 34 degrees celsius
Minimum Temperature: 27 degrees celsius
Partly cloudy skies in the afternoon
Wind: 11 kmph
Cloud Cover: 54 %
Chances of rain: 20%
Stadium Capacity: 68000
Pitch: Batting first might not be the best option as the pitch could slow down in the second innings. Spinners are expected to have a significant impact.
Where to Watch
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TV: Star Sports Network
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Power Surge: The batting team can call for a Power Surge, during which the fielding team will have to keep only two fielders outside the 30-yard circle for a period of four overs.
X Factor: The team will be allowed to bring in a substitute player at any point in the game as the X Factor. The player could be someone who hasn’t batted, bowled or fielded yet.
Name Playing XI after the toss: Both captains will be allowed to pick a playing XI they have pre-decided depending on the outcome of the toss. Teams could be prepared with two slightly different XIs, if they choose to do so. The team sheets will be exchanged after the toss.
According to the weather forecast, on April 29, the weather in Kolkata is expected to be mostly clear with a few passing clouds. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 35 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature could dip down to 26 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels are expected to be high, hovering around 70%. The chance of rain is low, at around 10%. The conditions are expected to be favorable for a game of cricket.
Eden Gardens in Kolkata is one of the iconic cricket stadiums in the world. The stadium has a seating capacity of 66,000, making it the second-largest cricket stadium in India after the newly built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The ground has a rich history, having hosted its first cricket match way back in 1864. Over the years, it has undergone several renovations and upgrades, making it one of the most modern and well-equipped cricket stadiums in the country. The pitch at Eden Gardens is known to be one of the most sporting wickets in India, offering something for both batsmen and bowlers.
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans at Eden Gardens promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams will be looking to get off to a good start in the tournament and gain some momentum. The conditions are expected to be favorable for a game of cricket, and the pitch is likely to provide a fair contest between bat and ball. With the new rules in place, the captains will have some interesting decisions to make, which could have a significant impact on the outcome of the match. Fans can look forward to an entertaining game of cricket at one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world.