In IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore at home to snap a four-match losing skid. The two-time champs desperately needed the win because it kept them in the running for a playoff place.
Another excellent batting performance, inspired by Jason Roy’s blazing half-century at the top of the order, helped the team win. Nitish Rana, the captain of the KKR, also contributed significantly with the bat before the bowlers stepped up in the second innings to give the Men in Purple a resounding victory.
When they play host to the defending champion Gujarat Titans in their upcoming game, they will have a difficult task ahead of them. The team of Hardik Pandya enters the match with a convincing victory against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in a lopsided match in Ahmedabad.
KKR vs GT, Match 39th, IPL 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Friday, April 29, 3:30 PM IST
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Pitch report: The defending champions are well positioned at the top of the table, and with a win, they will reach the top of the points standings. A win for the home team in the forthcoming match on Saturday, April 29, at Eden Gardens would also increase their chances of making the playoffs.
Probable Playing XI for KKR vs GT:
KKR Playing XI: N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
GT’s Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma