Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) and Gujarat Titans(GT) are set to lock horns in the 35th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) in the first clash of the doubleheader on Saturday, April 23 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders will be heading into the game after a loss against Rajasthan Royals(RR) in a close encounter and they have lost all their three previous games. KKR had a great start in the tournament as they managed to win 3 out of the first 4 matches. The bowling options need to be reconsidered as they have given away plenty of runs in the last few games. However, they are likely to go in with the same playing XI.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their previous match despite missing skipper Hardik Pandya. GT have been incredible in the first half of the season and they have excelled in all three departments. Each player has stepped up in different games and David Miller’s form has solved a lot of issues for the Hardik Pandya-led side this season in the batting department. Vijay Shankar will need some runs under his belt while the skipper is set to be back in the playing XI at the expense of Yash Dayal. They have won 5 out of 6 matches and are comfortably placed in the second position in the points tally.
WAGING ODDS: KKR (1.87) VS GT (1.95)
KKR are the favorites and are priced at 1.87, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹187.
GT are the underdogs and priced at 1.95 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹195.
The pacers might rejoice bowling here in this game. Batters are likely to struggle during the initial few overs. KKR have been decent in the 2022 edition and they would be willing to bounce back in the clash. The Knights are the marginal favorites and might get away with a win against GT.
Prediction: KKR to win the match.