Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, GT Playing 11 vs KKR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 35, KKR vs GT. Kolkata Knight Riders, 6th placed will face table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the 35th Match (D/N), at DY Patil Sports Academy on April 23, 2022, at 3:30 pm.
Gujarat’s David Miller produced a knock for the ages as he remained unbeaten on 94 to steer the Gujarat Titans to an incredible three-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings in their last IPL 2022 match. The Gujarat Titans had endured a disastrous start to their run-chase with the side reeling at 48/4 in 8 overs.
However, David Miller, alongside Rashid Khan (40), forged a match-winning 80-run partnership for the Titans as they secured an incredible win with a ball to spare. With the win, the Titans solidified their position at the top of the table with 10 points.
Gujarat Titans (GT) stand-in skipper Rashid Khan played a stunning cameo in his debut match as the captain to help his franchise chase down a stiff target of 170 against the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Rashid Khan scored a 21-ball 40 studded with 2 fours and 3 sixes, while David Miller finished unbeaten on 94* off just 51 balls.
During GT’s previous game, skipper Hardik Pandya had smashed a 52-ball 87 but he was walking around gingerly during the bowling phase. He complained of stiffness after the game and the management rightfully decided not to risk his fitness.
Gujarat Titans have won 5 out of the 6 games played and are atop the points table while Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 6th spot with 6 points winning 3 and losing 4 games. Gujarat Titans have Hardik Pandya and David Miller who average at 76.00 and 96.50 in the tournament and have produced influential knocks. Whereas pacers Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson have scalped 8 wickets each to lead the bowling attack.
Hardik Pandya who may return against KKR had a dream start to his IPL 2022 campaign. He has already scored 228 runs averaging 76 and is the leading run-getter for Gujarat. Shubman Gill has also scored 200 runs and will try to give his best against his previous franchise.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, GT Playing 11 vs KKR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 35, KKR vs GT
Shubman Gill who has played 10 Tests and 3 ODI matches for India, will be eager to leave his mark in IPL 2022, as a good outing in the IPL can open doors for the Indian team as well. He was a regular starter for Kolkata Knight Riders since IPL 2018 and his role with Gujarat Titans will be to provide a good start to the team.
Shubman Gill remains one of the most promising openers in the league. He has scored exactly 200 runs in 6 IPL 2022 games averaging 33.33 at an impressive strike rate of 151.51.