IPL 2024, GT vs KKR: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to Head Record | Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders

May 13, 2024

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Match 63 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season will see Gujarat Titans (GT) facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday (May 13).

The two teams have had contrasting journeys so far, with the Shubman Gill-led GT collecting 10 points from 12 games. On the other hand, the Shreyas Iyer-led KKR have already secured their place in the playoffs, showcasing their dominance in the tournament.

GT vs KKR: Head to Head Record:

GT and KKR have faced each other 3 times in the IPL
Their battles have been mostly one-sided, Gujarat holds the lead with 2 victories, whereas Kolkata have won 1 match.
At the Eden Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat emerged victorious over Kolkata
Both teams have displayed competitive fervor in recent meetings, making their clashes highly anticipated by cricket fans.

Gujarat Titans (GT) Overview:

A victory in this match could prove to be a pivotal moment for the GT. It wouldn’t just boost their morale but also greatly improve their playoff prospects, especially if they can follow it up with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday. The team is well aware of the importance of maintaining momentum and defeating a strong opponent like KKR could catalyze their journey in the tournament.

GT’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against KKR:

Wriddhiman Saha
Shubman Gill
Sai Sudarshan
Abhinav Manohar
David Miller
Rahul Tewatia
Shahrukh Khan
Rashid Khan
Mohit Sharma
Sai Kishore
Spencer Johnson

A closure look:

Saha and Gill lay a solid foundation at the start of the innings, while Sudarshan and Manohar maintain composure and stability during the middle overs. Miller and Tewatia inject power-hitting prowess into the team, capable of boosting the run rate when required, with Shahrukh’s adept finishing skills adding further depth to the batting lineup.

In the bowling department, Rashid takes charge of the spin attack with his craftiness and precision, ably supported by Kishore. Mohit and Johnson contribute to the seam bowling department, providing valuable support and variety to the bowling lineup.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Salary of Gujarat Titans (GT) players; check out how much Shubman Gill earns

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Overview:

KKR has displayed exceptional form throughout the season, currently comfortably positioned at the top of the table and already securing a spot in the playoffs. However, a victory in this match would not only further strengthen their standing in the points table but also keep them in the running for a top-two finish. This would provide them with the advantage of an additional opportunity in the playoffs, further enhancing their chances of lifting the trophy.

KKR’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against GT:

Phil Salt
Sunil Narine
Angkrish Raghuvanshi
Venkatesh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer
Andre Russell
Rinku Singh
Vaibhav Arora
Mitchell Starc
Harshit Rana
Varun Chakravarthy

Squad Characteristics:

Salt and Narine kick off the innings with explosive starts, setting the tone, while Raghuvanshi and Venkatesh provide stability and firepower in the middle overs. Shreyas’ seasoned experience and leadership skills further strengthen the batting lineup, complemented by Russell’s destructive hitting prowess, a significant asset during the middle overs.

In the bowling department, Starc spearheads the pace attack with his blistering speed and knack for early breakthroughs. Vaibhav and Harshit offer valuable support with their seam bowling, while Chakravarthy’s enigmatic spin adds an intriguing dimension to the bowling arsenal.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Salary of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players; check out how much Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell earn

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