The 15th season of the Indian Premier League has reached its halfway journey. The next game will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders & Gujarat Titans at DY Patil Cricket Stadium. Both sides face each other for the first time in the IPL; the out-of-form KKR would have a big challenge to curb the paramountcy of Gujarat Titans. Hardik Pandya leading Gujarat has lost only one game this season and, at the moment, looks like the prime candidate for the trophy. The inclusion of Proteas Finisher David Miller’ has quantified their batting department along with the in-touch batters such as Hardik Pandya and Shubhman Gill at the top.
For Kolkata, thier skipper Shreyas Iyer is back in momentum with the statement-making knock of 85 (51) played against Rajasthan. But except for him, not a single guy has stepped in with a winning mood for KKR. There would be many key contests in the encounter like (Finch vs Shami), (Narine vs Miller) and (Russell vs Rashid). After evaluating the playing conditions and other stuff, the current equation points towards the Gujarat Titans on the victory side. But, KKR has always been known for its resilience after hitting a couple of losses in the tournament.
Thus, beneath are the match highly impeccable match predictions for both sides and other aspects related to it.
KKR vs GT: Match Predictions
This game would be a high-scoring affair with the basic run-tally of 180+ runs. The in-form batting nominees like Hardik Pandya, Shubham Gill, and Shreyas Iyer played some handsome knocks in the match. The spinners like Sunil Narine and Rashid Khan may be the highest wicket-takers. The dew won’t be an issue as the game is an afternoon encounter, so the skippers would look to bat first after winning the toss to make the pursuit so tough for the opponent later. The emerging Indians like Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, and Sai Sudarshan would also have hefty eyes on their performance display.
KKR vs GT: Probable Playing XIs
The most important thing for Gujarat Titans is the inclusion of Alzari Joseph in the first 11, as the extra bounce from the surface will make him more lethal in the game. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders may remain unchanged in the game as they were playing with their best XI in the last game.
Playing XI For KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch(✈️), Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell(✈️), Sheldon Jackson (W), Sunil Narine(✈️), Pat Cummins(✈️), Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Playing XI For GT: Wriddhiman Saha (W), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller(✈️), Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan(✈️), Alzarri Joseph(✈️), Lockie Ferguson(✈️), Mohammed Shami
KKR vs GT: Pitch Report
The pitch of DY Patil Stadium is the most effective one for the long tall pacers, as the hard-hitting provides the viperous bounce. Even the current hot days of Indian summer make it more dry & slow as the game proceeds further. But the short boundaries have an edge for the batters and would help them stay upward in the match. Thus the pitch scenario for this game looks even-steven, and the individual performance may decide the result.
KKR vs GT: Weather Forecast
The weather of DY Patil is partly cloudy for the match-day; the hot wind blows may surge the humidity levels. The maximum & minimum inversion for the day would be 37°c & 28°c as per Ultra-weather.com. On the converse, as the match will start at 3:30 pm (IST), the dew is not even in the picture of the game.
DC vs KKR : Fantasy Tips
The ratio of players in your Fantasy11 should be 6:5 for this game, as it creates more chances of big winnings and provides a steady balance. The skipper roles can be alloted to the all-rounder faces like Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, and Rashid Khan.
The deputy skipper should be meticulously selected from the pacers like Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, and Umesh Yadav. The likes of Sunil Narine & Varun Chakravarthy could be in the scheme of things in the spin category.