Kolkata Knight Riders hope for big players to step up
- KKR will ponder best combination against strong bowling unit
- Hardik Pandya impressive in the season
Gujarat Titans have been outstanding with their bowling this season and are led by the irresistible Hardik Pandya. With a bowling group having Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami at their disposal, we expect Gujarat to win this one. GT odds of winning stand at 1.98
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Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, made a spirited effort to chase down the talk target set by Rajasthan Royals in their last match. KKR have odds of 1.80 to win this fixture, but will need to come together as a batting unit to keep the GT. Thus far, even their bowling hasn’t been too impressive and Kolkata will want to work on that.
Battle between Gujarat’s bowling and KKR’s batting
Kolkata Knight Riders have a decent batting line-up that showcased its full potential against Rajasthan. They will be denied the freeel scoring this time with Rashid Khan holding the aces in the middle overs. KKR will once again hope Shreyas Iyer comes out and does his job.
Gujarat Titans have a solid bowling attack and are favourites to win this match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
KKR, on the other hand, have been struggling with their bowling with Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy leaking runs. The KKR bowling will be helped by the fact that the Gujarat batting is a tad inexperienced.
Keep an eye on…
Shubman Gill: Up against his former franchise, Shubman Gill will be hoping to make a strong impression. A key member of the KKR setup until last year, Gill walked into the Gujarat XI and hasn’t quite scored as much as he would have liked.
Pat Cummins: The Aussie quick has conceded more than 40 runs in each of the matches he has played this season for KKR. The shoddy economy rate has kept the Aussie under radar and he will hope KKR gives more chances with the new ball.
TIP: Lockie Ferguson has been superb with the ball this tournament, and given the makeup of the KKR batter, Ferguson has odds of 3.94 to be top bowler.