IPL 2023 Match 39 Prediction (KKR vs GT) : Can frailing KKR defend against striding GT at home? Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans?

Today’s match of IPL 2023 is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans (KKR vs GT). The host KKR has seem to have lost the track in past few games. Though they managed to register splendid wins in initial matches, they have collapsed in both batting and bowling departments. Out of the 8 matches played during this season, they have lost 5 and managed to win only. Since it’s their home ground and have managed win in the last game against RCB, they have something to feel confident about. They surely won’t want to lose this game so as to stay alive in this tournament.

The guest GT, on the other side, are ruling the charts by maintaining the top position. The title holder are proving that their title win in the last season wasn’t just a matter of chance. This season they have won 5 games out of 7 played so far. Though, they lost their previous game against KKR, when Rinku Singh hit an unbelievable last over 31 runs to register a historical win, the GT would be ready to settle the scores this time.

KKR vs GT : Match Details

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date : Saturday, April 29, 2023

Time : 3:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Picture of Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata
Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata

KKR vs GT : Pitch Report

The wicket at Eden gardens is supportive of batters. For seamers, the pitch helps in bounce whereas spinners can dominate in the middle overs. A high scoring match can be expected.

Any score above 190 is a healthy one.

The team winning the toss should bat first.

KKR vs GT : Head to Head

So far, both teams have encountered each other twice in IPL history, in which both teams have managed single win each.

(Gujarat Titans) 1 – 1 (Kolkata Knight Riders)

KKR vs GT : Team XI Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • N Jagadeesan (WK)
  • Jason Roy
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Nitish Rana (C)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • David Wiese
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Varun Chakaravarthy

Gujarat Titans (GT)

  • Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Vijay Shankar
  • David Miller
  • Abhinav Manohar
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Mohit Sharma

KKR vs GT : Best Performers Prediction

Best Batsman

Jason Roy

The top English batter has played only three matches so far this season. He scored 160 runs out of which he scored two fifties. His brilliant performances assure that he can be instrumental for KKR in the upcoming match. So, best pick for the batter of the day.

Best Bowler

Mohit Sharma

The right arm fast bowler has so far been decent with his show this season. He has managed to take 6 wickets in 5 matches he played for Gujarat Titans. The ace Haryana bowlers has been effective in hampering the opponent batters from scoring big totals. Since this pitch is supportive of seamers with new ball, Sharma is expected to grab this opportunity well. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.

KKR vs GT : Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Gujarat Titans likely to win the match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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