On Sunday, April 9, Gujarat Titans (GT) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the 13th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST and will be telecasted and streamed live on the Star Sports Network and JioCinema.
GT has won both their games in the IPL 2023 so far and will be looking to continue their winning momentum against KKR. Shubman Gill has been their star batter, scoring a blistering half-century in the last game against Chennai Super Kings. Rashid Khan has been their go-to bowler, taking five wickets in the two matches played so far.
KKR had a slow start to the IPL 2023, losing their opening game against Punjab Kings. However, they bounced back strongly in their second game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning by a massive 81 runs. Nitish Rana has been their key player, scoring a half-century in the last game. Varun Chakaravarthy has been their top bowler, taking four wickets in the two matches played so far.
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium has been conducive to batting, and chasing has been the preferred option in the last three IPL matches played there. The team that wins the toss might look to bowl first and chase down the total.
Here are the probable playing XIs for the match:
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Kolkata Knight Riders: Narayan Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
In terms of head-to-head, GT and KKR have played each other 26 times in the IPL, with KKR winning 14 matches and GT winning 12. However, the recent form and momentum are with GT, making them the favorites to win this game.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on technical, ground, and player analysis. However, there is no guarantee of 100% accuracy in the prediction, and the outcome of the match may differ from the prediction.