Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans are ready for yet another stimulating encounter. The defending champions Gujarat Titans will have a gripping face-off against Kolkata Knight Riders. The match will be held at the home stadium of Kolkata Knight Riders, Eden Gardens.
Gujarat Titans are holding the second position in the points table with five wins out of seven matches. Kolkata Knight Riders are placed in the seventh position with only three wins off eight matches played. Both the teams are standing extremely apart in the points table. Gujarat Titans have been dominating this season with their phenomenal performance. Kolkata Knight Riders are faced with some severe blows in recent matches.
Eden Garden is considered a heaven for batters. The small dimension of the ground gives batters a huge opportunity to hit maximum runs in a shorter number of balls. We can expect another match with a high target today. The pitch is not assistive for bowlers but bowling at the right spot can mint wickets for the bowlers. The team who bats first has to somehow surpass 180 runs or else they will have a narrow chance of success.
We saw an electrifying match between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 9. The match was the most exciting to watch. We saw many skilled players performing their absolute best in that match. The match was hosted at Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat. Gujarat Titans went for bat first and they set a competing target of 204 runs. Vijay Shankar, Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill were the batters who had a major contribution in taking the target to 204 runs. Vijay Shankar scored an explosive 63 runs in just 24 balls and Sai Sudharsan took 53 runs off 38 balls. Along with that Shubman Gill took 39 runs in 31 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a challenging target of 204 runs. The batting lineup of Kolkata Knight Riders had a strong performance. Venkatesh Iyer is the one who took the most runs with 83 runs in just 40 balls. The captain Nitish Rana took 45 runs out of 29.
The performance of Rinku Singh was the breakthrough in the match. By final over the team required 29 runs to win. Taking 29 runs in six balls is nearly an impossible task but Rinku Singh achieved that feat by hitting five sixes and one boundary. His performance caught the attention of a lot of cricket fans. Scoring this many runs in one over is something that very few competent batters could pull off.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad
Nitish Rana (c), Litton Das(wk), Narayan Jagadeesan(wk), , Anukal Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyush Sharma, Aarya Desai, Jason Roy, Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell.
Gujarat Titans Team Squad
Hardik Pandya(c), Srikar Bharat(wk), Matthew Wade(wk), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Urvil Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph.
Get ready with your fantasy team for the upcoming matches!