Kolkata Knight Riders are set to host the defending champions Gujrat Titans on Saturday. KKR will be high in confidence after defeating RCB by 21 runs in their last game. The match between KKR and GT will be played at Eden Gardens. Here is Kolkata Cricket Stadium Pitch Report.
The first meet between Gujrat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders was the highlight of this year’s IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a total of 204 runs with the help of Rinku Singh’s magic in the last over. In that game, Rinku Singh belted 5 back to back sixes on Yash Dayal’s over when KKR needed 29 runs in the last over.
Gujarat Titans who are currently at the 3rd spot in the table will be looking forward to taking the revenge. KKR on the other hand looks absolutely solid with the inclusion of Jason Roy in the team. Although Andre Russell’s bat hasn’t talked much this season Rinku Singh’s excellent form has never let it felt.
IPL 2023: KKR vs GT Date, Time, Venue, Weather
Date: 29 April
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Weather: It will be a partially cloudy afternoon in Kolkata on Saturday. The temperature will hover around 34°C to 33°C during the daytime. Wind speed will be around 10kmph and there are no signs of rain.
Kolkata Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The wicket at the historic stadium is suitable for both bat and ball. It will be a day game so spinners will have a role to play hence the toss winners should opt to bowl first.
It’s a chasing ground and anything near 170 is unsafe at this wicket. The Pacers will also get lateral movement with the new ball. Batsmen can also play their shots once the ball gets a bit old.
Spinners will have an excellent day Rashidh Khan and Suyash Sharma in particular.
T20 Stats at the Eden Gardens
- Total Match Played: 82
- Batting First Won: 35
- Batting Second Won: 47
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 163
- Highest Score: Chennai Super Kings: 235/4
- Lowest Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/10
Probable XI for KKR vs GT 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad