GT vs KKR IPL Prediction: Gujarat Titans will host Kolkata Knight Riders in their 3rd match of the IPL 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on April 9th, 2023. The match will start at 3:30 PM/IST afternoon, and it will be the 2nd home match of Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat Titans started off their title-defending season with confidence and performance as they won both matches. The first match was against the title contention team Chennai Super Kings, in which they showed that last season was not just a joke and won the match by five wickets.
The second match was against the Delhi Capital, in which they easily won the match by six wickets. Though the team’s opening stand got into trouble when Anrich Nortje bowled both openers in his two overs. Sai Sudharsan played a match-defining inning scoring 62 runs in 48 balls, making the situation calm. Vijay Shankar again shut his haters mouth up as he scored 29 runs off 23 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders did not have a great start to the season as they lost their first match against the Punjab Kings by 7 runs in a rain-affected match. The absence of Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy was clearly shown as Nitish Rana finds it hard to make better decisions with bowling options and batting order. Nitish Rana, from the start, has never been a good choice for captaincy as he lacks playing at the international level, which is one of the keys to being a successful captain. Maybe after a few matches, if Nitish Rana still failed to show impact as captain, then Sunil Narine or Andre Russell should be given a chance to be the captain.
GT vs KKR: Head-to-Head Record
Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders played only one match again each other in which Gujarat Titans won the match by 8 runs after putting in a total of 156 runs in which Hardik Pandya played a captain knock, and all bowlers contributed in the match. From the Kolkata Knight Riders side, Andre Russell played an amazing inning of 48 runs and took four wickets, but that was not enough to make his team win as other players did not give him a hand in the match.
GT vs KKR: Pitch Report of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
|Batting first won||5|
|Batting second won||6|
|Average 1st innings score||178|
|Pace bowlers took||92 wickets|
|Spiner bowlers took||40 wickets|
In the first match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, a red soil wicket was chosen for the match as BCCI wanted the IPL opening match to be high scoring. There was a bit of grass on the pitch to give some swing movement for the pacers and also to hold the pitch together.
The first match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings had a decent amount of runs, and there was something for everyone, whether it was pace bowlers, Batsmen, or Spinners. Gujarat Titans enjoyed the match as they won it by five wickets in that Shubman Gill played an amazing 63 runs innings in 36 balls. Mohammad Shami showed some early swinging deliveries. It will be exciting to see which pitch will be going to be used for the Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Rider matches.
GT vs KKR: Team Preview of Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans will go as a favorite to win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 13th Match of the IPL 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The Pitch is going to suit the Gujarat Titans batsmen, who have an amazing scoring power, and in the last match, the issue with the 1st order batsmen seemed to be solved by Sai Sudharsan as he scored 63 runs in just 36 balls against Delhi Capitals side.
The inclusion of David Miller in the team strengthens the middle order, which was seen in the last match against the Delhi Capitals as he scored an important 31 runs off 16 balls to make his team win the match.
GT vs KKR: Team Preview of Kolkata Knight Riders
They need to come together as a team and back each other in their next match against the defending champion Gujarat Titans, who will welcome them on their home turf after winning the two matches in Indian Premier League 2023. Kolkata Knight Riders signed Jason Roy after Shakib Al Hasan refused to play in the IPL, as he right now playing in the test match against Ireland.
Nitish Rana needs to be more confident and clear about his decisions and ideas because he lacked that in his first match. Mandeep Singh needs to show his skill which he mostly showed in the domestic and in the practice in which he was smashing down bowlers. Their bowling unit needs to be more economical, as they leaked many runs against the Punjab King’s side.
GT vs KKR Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Gujarat Titans (GT)
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Probable Lineup of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Impact Players who can come to the match of GT vs KKR
Vijay Shankar will most likely be the impact player for the Gujarat Titans side in place of Joshua Little, and For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Venkatesh Iyer will come as an impact player for Varun Chakaravarthy.