The Matchday 35 (KKR vs. GT) of the Indian Premier League is set. The table leaders, Gujarat Titans, take on the Kolkata Knight Riders tonight. Kolkata Knight Riders have a fight on their hands, as this is a must-win situation for them. Kolkata currently occupies the seventh position on the table with three victories for seven games. Gujarat, on the other hand, even with a little weaker of a batting lineup, compensates with the bowling and has won 5 games out of 6.
Where To Watch?
The match between the Gujarat Titans and the Kolkata Knight Riders Will take place in the afternoon at 03:30 PM IST. The venue for the game is the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
The match can be viewed Live on the Star Sports Network as well as the Disney+ Hotstar App and website.
With both teams wanting to give their all and win the game, it is a must-win situation for the Kolkata Knight Riders. As it stands, the Kolkata Knight Riders are in the seventh place on the points table. They have won only 3 out of their last seven games. They need to win this match to find the track back. Moreover, Furthermore, Gujarat Titans will prove to be a huge hurdle to the Kolkata Knight Riders as the leaders of the scoreboard want their momentum steady. Will this match be a fight or just another one-sided affair? We will get to know once we see.
In the last match at this stadium, Chennai Super Kings managed to chase down 156 on the last ball of the game and had enough help for the bowlers. Any score above 180 should be difficult to chase down. Furthermore, the captain that wins the toss should probably look over the choice of bowling first because the wickets are unpredictable on this pitch.
Possible Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Best Performance Prediction
As far as the batting is concerned, Shubham Gill is the player to watch. He is in incredible form and has managed to score 200 runs in 6 games this season. Furthermore, the right-hander should perform well for his team with the bat and put a good score on the board.
On the bowling end, Lockie Ferguson is the player to watch.
The speedster is in great form and is putting impressive speedballs on the board. He is able to adapt to changes and deliver for the team. Ferguson has already picked up eight wickets in 6 games for Gujarat.