KKR will face Gujarat Titans (KKR vs GT) in match 35 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday, April 23. The Titans topped the table and have won five of their six games so far in the season, KKR, had a good start but lost their last three games consecutively. Let’s have a look at the match preview, prediction and Fantasy XI.
KKR vs GT: Match Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
It’s necessary for KKR to rethink its strategy heading into its next game. They lost three consecutive losses and their playing XI needs to be shuffled around giving a few of their players some much-needed break. The side has better replacements for the regular players and giving them a chance, in this case, has become a necessity. Most important, Kolkata needs to work on its bowling attack.
Gujarat Titans won against Chennai Super Kings in their last game and their confidence is very high. They are performing well as a balanced unit and most of their players have put their best whenever required. Hardik Pandya missed the last game but will be back for this game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR vs GT: Match prediction
KKR had a great start in the tournament as they managed to win 3 out of the first 4 matches. However, they lost three matches in a row. The team has not been able to repeat its performance in the last season. The bad form of Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy is a serious matter. The bowlers apart from Umesh Yadav have failed to come to contribute. Gujarat Titans have become one of the strongest teams in the league. They have won 5 out of 6 matches and are at the top. GT defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings. There are several players who have contributed to the team individually. looking at the reports, it looks like GT will win the match.
KKR vs GT: Fantasy XI
Shreyas Iyer from Kolkata Knight Riders has hammered 236 runs in this tournament so far and can come in handy once again here.
Pat Cummins from Kolkata Knight Riders scored 63 runs and grabbed 4 wickets in this tournament so far.
Shubman Gill from Gujarat Titans smashed 200 runs in this tournament so far and will be among the top fantasy picks here as well.
David Miller from Gujarat Titans smashed 193 runs in this tournament so far. He is a safe pick for this match.
Mohammed Shami from Gujarat Titans has picked up 8 wickets in this tournament so far.
Andre Russell made 179 runs in 7 matches at an average of 44.75 and a strike rate of 177.22. He scalped 6 wickets at an average of 24.66, an economy of 10.82, and a strike rate of 13.6.
Rashid Khan picked 6 wickets at an average of 26.66. He made 40 runs off 21 deliveries against CSK and added 70 runs for the 6th wicket along with David Miller.
Mohammed Shami is the leading wicket-taker for GT in the tournament picking up 8 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 22.75, an economy of 7.58, and a strike rate of 18.
Sheldon Jackson can play attacking cricket and has shown the same in domestic cricket. If he opens the innings in batting, KKR can benefit from him.
David Miller from KKR has mustered 193 runs in 6 matches. He’s a good pick.
Sunil Narine, the all-rounder from KKR has scalped 6 wickets in the seven matches that he played in 2022.