IPL 2023: GT vs KKR Pre-match Predictions

Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders are going to meet in the 13th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition. Both the teams are having a winning run in this year’s IPL and Gujarat Titans are the table toppers at the moment. Kolkata Knight Riders had a perfect show against the RCB where they ticked all the boxes.

Main information about match:

  • Teams: Gujarat Titans VS Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Date: 09-Apr-23
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Match: 13
  • Venue: Ahmedabad

GT Players List and Roles

Hardik Pandya (C)All-Rounder
Shubman GillBatter
David MillerBatter
Abhinav ManoharBatter
Sai SudharsanBatter
Wriddhiman SahaBatter/Wicket-keeper
Matthew WadeBatter/Wicket-keeper
Rashid KhanBowler
Rahul TewatiaAll-Rounder
Vijay ShankarAll-Rounder
Mohammed ShamiBowler
Alzarri JosephBowler
Yash DayalBowler
Pradeep SangwanBowler
Darshan NalkandeAll-Rounder
Jayant YadavAll-Rounder
R Sai KishoreBowler
Noor AhmadBowler
Kane WilliamsonBatter
Odean SmithAll-Rounder
KS BharatWicket-keeper
Shivam MaviAll-Rounder
Urvil PatelWicket-keeper
Joshua LittleBowler
Mohit SharmaBowler

KKR Players List and Role

Nitish Rana (c)Batter
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RussellAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder
Rinku SinghBatter
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shardul ThakurBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
N JagadeesanBatter
Vaibhav AroraBowler
Suyash SharmaBowler
David WieseAll-Rounder
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler
Litton DasWicket-keeper
Mandeep SinghBatter
Jason RoyBatter
Nitish Rana (c)Batter
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RussellAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder

First Face-Off

Gujarat Titans emerged as the winners of the first-ever IPL that they were part of, the 2023 edition. In the same edition, they faced the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 35th match of the tournament where their captain Hardik Pandya showed his class to clinch an 8-run victory for the Gujarat Titans. 

Previous IPL Results

Both the teams have faced each other only once in the match mentioned here. Gujarat Titans fancy the record of a win in the solitary match they played against the Kolkata franchise.

Previous Results

23-April-20222022 IPLGT8 Runs

Pre-match Analysis

With both teams being close to their match-winning combination very early in the tournament, they would look to solidify their position on the points table and try to win over the other side. Gujarat Titans would look to improve their top-order batting performance and Kolkata Knight Riders would look to improve their middle-order performance.

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Carrying his form from the TNPL, Sai Sudharsan, the newest star produced by the Gujarat Titans will be the batter to watch out for. He has scored 84 runs in the two matches played by him so far and his temperament and ability to rotate strike will be crucial against the sensational spin bowling attack of the Kolkata Knight Riders. This is the reason why he may be the best batter in the match between the Gujarat Titans and the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Whenever he is playing in any part of the world, for any team or franchise, he will always be the front runner in the best bowler list of the match, it is Rashid Khan. The Gujarat Titans superstar has been doing what he is best known for – being accurate and taking wickets. It will be very difficult for the inexperienced Kolkata Knight Riders’ middle order to score runs against him and that is why he may be the best bowler of the match.

Match Details

Gujarat Titans will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 13th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 9th April 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 3:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset.

Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium’s pitch has established itself as a batter’s heaven. It primarily has a hard surface so the bounce can be trusted and batters can play their shots. The players have taken a beating all over the field, and the upcoming game can be anticipated to be no different. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first. Along with that, the shorter boundary on one side may prove to be a crucial factor as well as the dew coming in the later half of the game in deciding the outcome of the match.

Today’s Match Prediction: Final Thoughts

Both teams are in amazing form and have ensured that their performances give them the results they want. The pitch will also suit the firepower that both the teams possess and that is why it is a contest that may go down to the wire. Because of the amazing momentum that the team has, coupled with the home advantage, Gujarat Titans will start as the favourites of this match.