KKR vs GT: In a tale of two contrasting teams, third-placed Gujarat Titans will be locking horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders who are in the seventh position of the IPL points table. Gujarat Titans are well en route to clinch that top spot as they have played 7 games from which they have secured 5 wins, registering 10 points. A win against the Knights would hand them over a slender lead for the ace of the table as the other teams are currently stationed at 12 points that is at par with the defending champions.
The hosts, KKR will be coming to this fixture on the back of a fine victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In a high-octane run-fest, the Knights pipped RCB to the finish line as Jason Roy and Nitish Rana led from the very front. Varun Chakravarthy was clinical with the ball, registering figures of 3 for 27 while being accompanied perfectly by Andre Russell and Suyash Sharma as the duo plundered 4 more wickets between them.
Gujarat Titans are soaring for the time being and when they enter the Eden Gardens, they would lust for vengeance after what happened the last time when these two teams squared off. They trumped over Mumbai Indians in their preceding encounter, as Shubman Gill was in red-hot touch with a 34-ball-56 while David Miller’s quickfire 46 set the tone for the Titans. Noor Ahmad and Rashid Khan broke the spine of the Mumbai Indians’ batting unit as they claimed 5 wickets collectively at expense of 64 runs between them from 8 overs.
The last time these two teams met, Rinku Singh pulled off the unthinkable, hammering 31 runs in that leaking final over from Yash Dayal. Things haven’t panned out well for the fast bowler since then as he has fallen severely sick as per the statement made by Hardik Pandya. However, the Titans would be hungry to prove their reign over the Knights who has been brilliant in patches but when it comes to consistency, the writings on the wall seem ominous.
KKR vs GT: Pitch and weather report
The surface at Kolkata has a lot of runs coming in but then again with all said and done, there will also be assistance for the turners. However, for the team batting second, this advantage will be rescinded because of the dew factor that tends to get the ball wet and heavy.
The weather in Kolkata is all sorts of humid and hot and the players will be pretty uncomfortable out in the center with the temperatures almost being close to 43 degree celcius. No predictions of rain gas been made until now.
KKR vs GT: Best Fantasy XI:
Kolkata Knight Riders: RK Singh, JJ Roy, N Rana(C), AD Russell, SP Narine, VR Iyer, D Wiese, Narayan Jagadeesan(wk), UT Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Vaibhav Arora
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, HH Pandya(C), A Manohar, DA Miller, Vijay Shankar, R Tewatia, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Rashid Khan, M Shami, MM Sharma, Noor Ahmad
KKR vs GT: Who will win today’s match?
The Gujarat Titans are altogether in a different league right now with 5 wins from 7 games and the kind of headspace only comes from a championship objective. They are the favourites to win this game too.
KKR vs GT: Injury report and news:
Both the teams are full steam now and will be running in hot with their entire strength at their disposal.