The 13th game of IPL 2023 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders defending champions Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be the first double header of the day at 3.30 PM.
After losing their season opener to Punjab Kings, KKR made a remarkable comeback in their second game against RCB at Eden Gardens. Batting first, Kolkata posted a big total of 204 runs on the board on the back of a cracker of an innings by Shardul Thakur. The all-rounder scored 68 runs off 29 balls at a strike rate of almost 235. In the second innings, the KKR bowlers did an excellent job to bowl out Faf du Plessis and co. for 123 runs in 17.4 overs. Their spin bowling department was absolutely brilliant – Varun Chakravarthy picked up four wickets, Sunil Narine took two while impact player Suyash Sharma chipped in with three.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have won both their first two matches. They beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets, and Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets. While Hardik Pandya’s captaincy has been great, it can be pointed out that his personal performances so far have been mediocre.
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GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Predicted XI
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI
Narayan Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Gujarat Titans Predicted XI
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Match Details
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date & Time: April 8, 3:30 PM
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Gujarat vs Kolkata Match 13 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: R Gurbaz, W Saha
Batter: S Gill, D Miller, R Singh, S Sudharsan
All-rounder: A Russell, V Shankar
Bowler: Rashid-Khan, Shardul Thakur, M Shami
GT vs KKR: Gujarat vs Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
A high scoring contest can be expected at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The CSK vs GT match which was played here was also a high scoring contest. Pacers have generally done better on this surface as compared to the spinners. The teams batting first have had a better chance at winning.
The weather, meanwhile, will be humid during the game. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 27 to 29 degree Celsius. No rain is forecast.
GT vs KKR IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
The GT vs KKR IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Gujarat vs Kolkata Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of GT vs KKR match. The toss will take place at 3 PM.
GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Head to Head
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GT vs KKR Match Prediction
Kolkata played an excellent game of cricket against RCB. Their spin bowlers picked up nine wickets between them. Gujarat have a strong batting line up, and it will be interesting to see how their batsmen counter the KKR bowlers. However, the pitch in Ahmedabad, unlike in Eden Gardens, is not too spin friendly. The result of the game can go either way.