The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Gujarat Titans in a match scheduled on 23 April 2022. The match will be held at Dy Patil Sports Academy Mumbai. KKR currently stands seventh in the Tally with 6 points. In their seven matches held till now, Kolkata manages to win three matches, and now they are ready for their fourth victory. On the other hand, Gujarat has churned out some outstanding performance under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya and is ranked number 2 with 5 wins in six matches. The only match they lost was against SRH. The team is prepared to stretch their winning league in the match against KKR as they defeated Rajasthan Royals in their last match with three wickets.
Skipper Hardik Pandya is back in his form Meanwhile David Miller is doing a phenomenal job with his bat on the field. KKR will surely look for the win after their defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the last match. Kolkata started the season with a bang however, now they are struggle for a win. Everything for them is going downhill, and are surely looking for a master stock performance by their star players. Here is everything about the match scheduled for Today between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans.
Stadium Pitch Report
DY Stadium pitch is quite favorable for both the batters and the bowlers. The last match played in the stadium was CSK Vs MI, where CSK chased the 156 scores till the very last ball, and Mahi fished off in style. The average score is expected to be around 155, and it can go above and beyond.
At DY, the skipper who won the toss will probably bowl first. As of now, there are around 18 T20 Matches played at the stadium, and out of that 13 times, the team decided to bowl first and win the match. The highest score is 216 in a match against RCB and GT.
The Playing XI for Gujarat Titans
Gujarat, who are in their best form now doing unprecedented with the bat and the bowl. The star player Hardik Pandya who was step down from the match because of injury, will make his comeback in Today’s match. The expected playing XI may include:
- Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
- Shubman Gill
- Vijay Shankar
- Hardik Pandya(C)
- David Miller
- Rashid Khan
- Lockie Ferguson
- Yash Dayal
- Mohammed Shami
- Abhinav Manohar
- Rahul Tewatia
The Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders
The two times champion, who is going through a tough ride in this IPL will look for some good performances by their players. Shreyas Iyer is doing well with his bat, but the team is seriously looking for support from the other players as well. KKR has the worst economy rate in the death overs. The expected playing XI for Today’s match are :
- Shreyas Iyer (C)
- Nitish Rana
- Aaron Finch
- Andre Russell
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Sunil Narine
- Shivam Mavi
- Umesh Yadav
- Varun Chakravarthy
- Sheldon Jackson (WK)
- Pat Cummins
After back-to-back three defeats, Kolkata has a pressure struggle because of the bad performance of the bowlers. Umesh Yadav, who has started the season as one of the best bowlers, is now leaking runs. The same goes for Pat Cummings, however, he is doing good on the bat. Sunil Narine is the only hope for the team, who is standing like a lighthouse amidst the worst performance of the team. Aaron Finch will be opening up the match as usual. We are still waiting to see some good shots from his bat in this IPL.
All eyes are going on Shreyas Iyer, the captain who is hitting some lovely boundaries from his bat and helping his colleague to win the match. Andre Russell as usual, is also doing good with bat and bowl and he is the one Kolkata can rely on.
Gujarat Titan’s Performance
Gujarat Titans are having a dream debut in the IPL 2022. They already topping up the Tally with five wins in hand. All the players are doing a fine job on the field. The captain Hardik Pandya is all set to hit some master stocks with his bat and also ready to bold some wickets.
David Miller is killing with his bat, joined by Shubham Gill. Rashid Khan is the star performer, on striker shy of becoming the 17th bowler to reach the 100 wicket mark in the IPL.
Where to watch the match?
Tata IPL 2022 will be airing live on a sports channel. Also, the match is available on Hotstar. Today, KKR Vs GT will air at 3:00 PM live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD.