Last Update on: April 23rd, 2022 at 09:22 am
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, KKR Playing 11 vs GT (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. Kolkata Knight Riders batter Shreyas Iyer, and Aaron Finch’s efforts fell short as Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs. Put into bat, RR rode on Jos Buttler’s 61-ball 103 innings, which was studded with nine boundaries and five maximums, to post a challenging 217 for five. In reply, Shreyas Iyer blasted 85 off 51 balls and Aaron Finch scored 58 off 28 balls but KKR was eventually bowled out for 210 in 19.4 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal was the most successful bowler for RR, claiming five wickets for 40 in his quota of four overs including a hat-trick.
With the exception of Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell to an extent, no KKR batter has been able to play any impactful innings in their campaign. Shreyas Iyer is KKR’s leading run-scorer with 236 runs in 7 matches while Andre Russell has scored 179 runs in 6 innings.
But Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling is their main concern as apart from Umesh Yadav who has picked 10 scalps, no other bowler has been able to pick more than 6 scalps. They have been too expensive too as depicted by their economic rates. Andre Russell (10.82), Pat Cummins (12), and Shivam Mavi (10.8) have a disastrous start to their campaign.
Varun Chakravarthy’s bowling average this season is 55.25 as he has been able to pick only 4 scalps in 7 games and will be axed for the next match. Mohammed Nabi and Anukul Roy are waiting on the bench and will get chances as the season progresses.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, KKR Playing 11 vs GT (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 35, KKR vs GT
Kolkata Knight Riders signed Aaron Finch as a replacement for England batter Alex Hales for the IPL 2022. Aaron Finch is Australia’s maiden ICC T20 World Cup-winning captain in 2021. Aaron Finch, who has played more than 80 IPL games and has over 2000 IPL runs, joined KKR at the price of INR 1.5 crore.
When it comes to IPL, Aaron Finch is no stranger having played for eight other franchises since his IPL debut in 2010. He debuted for KKR against Hyderabad but scored only 7 runs. He though scored 58 in 28 balls against Rajasthan in a losing cause.