Kolkata Knight Riders would be eager to return to winning ways after claiming just three wins in their first seven matches. With their playoffs hopes encountering plenty of roadblocks, Shreyas Iyer & Co. take on a high-flying Gujarat Titans team that is presently placed second in the points table. A win today would take GT to the top of the team standings.
The match-up will see two young skippers in the form of Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya trying to undo each other. While Gujarat have been one of the finest performers of the campaign, Kolkata have seen its season hit a snag after an impressive start.
Venkatesh Iyer, who was a revelation for KKR at the top of the batting order last season, hasn’t hit the ground running this year. The team management also played him down the order in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals, with Sunil Narine opening for the franchise instead. Still, the move didn’t entirely pay off.
KKR vs GT Dream 11 Prediction
Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (C), Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan (VC)
Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Vice-captain: Rashid Khan
KKR vs GT Probable XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal
Sheldon Jackson: Although Sheldon Jackson hasn’t had the best IPL 2022 campaigns so far, he is a better batter than his numbers suggest. Jackson could be used at the top of the order, which could help him maximize his talents. With some uncertainty over who the Gujarat Titans’ keeper will be for this game, Jackson stands out as the prime choice.
Andre Russell: Andre Russell is one of the most feared players in T20 cricket, with his six-hitting prowess being well-documented. While he has had his moments with the ball, too, Russell’s batting ability alone should earn him a spot in your KKR vs GT Dream11 fantasy team.
Important stats for KKR vs GT Dream11 prediction team
Hardik Pandya – 228 runs in 5 IPL 2022 matches, Average: 76.00
Rashid Khan – 6 wickets in 6 IPL 2022 matches, E.R: 6.67
Shreyas Iyer – 236 runs in 7 IPL 2022 matches, Average: 39.33
KKR vs GT, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Match 35
Date and Time: 23rd April 2022, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, Mumbai