GT vs KKR: IPL 2023 Match preview, Possible lineups, Pitch report, and Dream XI team prediction

The 13th game of the IPL 2023, GT vs KKR is all set to be played on Sunday in Ahmedabad. The match will be started from 3:30 P.M (IST)

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Gujarat Titans (GT) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 13th game of the Indian Premier League 2023 on Sunday (April 9) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Titans have won both their games so far and are placed in the second position in the points table. Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 81 runs in their last game to record their first game of the season. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the GT vs KKR match with the likes of dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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Match Details

  • Match: 13
  • Date: 09/04/2023
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium
  • Where to Watch: Star Sports, Jio Cinema

Venue Details | Pitch Report

The only IPL game at this venue this season saw 178 being chased down by the Titans, indicating a good batting track. The pacers should get ample help early on with the new ball, with the dimensions of the ground likely to suit bowlers in general. Dew should have a say in this game, enticing teams to prefer chasing upon winning the toss.

In IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:

  • 1st-inning score: 178
  • 2nd-inning score: 182
  • Matches won by the team batting 1st: 0
  • Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 1

Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Head to Head

  • Matches Played: 1
  • GT won: 1
  • KKR won: 0

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Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Team News

Gujarat Titans

The Titans have been on fire from the last season and if they win the toss at home, they are likely to chase again. In both of their victories, their batters and pacers were in great touch. Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, and Josh Little provided pace, bounce, and swing. Rashid Khan is back to taking wickets regularly. Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill are in terrific form, and David Miller has brought his excellent form from South Africa to India. They start as clear favourites with home advantage on offer too.

Titans signed Sri Lanka white-ball captain Dasun Shanaka as Kane Williamson's replacement earlier in the week. He is supposed to arrive in India over the weekend, but there's no word yet on his availability.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders will have to show that their 81-run victory on Thursday night was no fluke. Their three spinners have impressed but their Indian-heavy top order has crumbled in both games. A 103-run partnership between Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh bailed them out in their last match, but the lower order can't always come to the team's rescue, particularly against the Titans' robust attack.

Jason Roy is expected to join the Knight Riders before the match and could potentially boost their top order with a direct entry into the XI. Litton Das will not join until their next match, though. Lockie Ferguson has moved from practicing bowling with a short run-up to now doing so with a longer run. His match fitness is unknown.

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Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Team News

Gujarat Titans:

  • Shubman Gill
  • Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Hardik Pandya (c)
  • David Miller
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Josh Little
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Yash Dayal
  • Mohammed Shami

GT | Squad: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Nitish Rana (c)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Sunil Narine
  • Tim Southee
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Varun Chakravarthy

KKR | Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan.

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