Can KKR mystery spinners tie down Gujarat?
- Gujarat come off two wins on the trot.
- Kolkata hope to carry forward momentum from RCB win.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz aside, the KKR batting has been inconsistent. Rinku Singh and Shardul Thakur provided fireworks from the middle-order last game. Andre Russell, known for his big-hitting abilities, will be crucial in the latter overs. But KKR appear light on batting strength still. KKR have odds of 2.10 to beat Gujarat Titans.
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Gujarat Titans, with a strong batting line-up, will look to exploit the flat wicket here in Ahmedabad, but the long boundaries will pose challenges against the KKR spinners. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.71 to win this match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Head-to-head record, GT v KKR
Gujarat won the only match between these sides last year and this will just be the second meeting between these sides.
The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first, as the dew factor may come into play in the latter stages of the match. Gujarat Titans are likely to win the toss at 1.90
Both teams are evenly matched, but Gujarat Titans, with their strong batting line-up, have a slight edge over Kolkata Knight Riders. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.71 to win the match.
The average score at the Narendra Modi Stadium is around 170, with the team batting first having a slight advantage.
Pitch and conditions
The stadium is known to produce high-scoring encounters, with a flat wicket and short boundaries. The weather is expected to be warm and dry, with no chance of rain.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Nitish Rana (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Shubman Gill: The young opener has shown glimpses of his potential and will be eager to make a big score.
Rashid Khan: The Afghan spinner has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL and will look to continue his good form from the last game.
IPL 2023, Match 13 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
GT v KKR Betting tips
Apart from betting on GT to win the match, check our other recommended bet about GT’s top batter:
The South African middle-order batsman has been in good form and will be key to Gujarat’s success. Back Miller at 5.67 to be GT’s top batter!