The struggling Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against the high-flying table-toppers Gujarat Giants in match number 35 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. The afternoon fixture will start at 3:30 PM IST.
KKR vs GT IPL 2022 standings
Gujarat Giants have been phenomenal in their maiden IPL season so far, winning five of their six matches. They occupy the top spot on the IPL 2022 points table.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders are seventh in the standings with three wins and four losses. The former champions started their campaign well but have gone astray in the last three matches.
KKR vs GT odds for IPL 2022
Dafabet: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.84, Gujarat Giants 2.02
Bet365: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.80, Gujarat Giants 2.00
10Cric: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.80, Gujarat Giants 1.98
Parimatch: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.81, Gujarat Giants 1.98
1xBet: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.86, Gujarat Giants 2.068
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
KKR vs GT head-to-head
Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Giants are yet to play a match against each other since this is the debut season of the latter.
KKR vs GT IPL 2022 probable playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav.
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(captain), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.
KKR vs GT IPL 2022 top picks
KKR – Captain Shreyas Iyer has been leading from the front this season, scoring valuable runs when most of the side is struggling. He already has 236 runs, with two fifties, and is fifth in the Orange Cap race.
Along with Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell has provided an impetus to the struggling Knight Riders. The Jamaican has contributed with both bat and ball, scoring 179 runs in the six matches he has batted and also scalped six wickets.
GT – Skipper Hardik Pandya is expected to return to the side after missing the previous match due to a niggle. The all-rounder has been the highest run-scorer for his team with 228 runs in five matches. He has also picked up a wicket in each of the last four matches.
Previous match’s hero David Miller, who smashed an unbeaten 94, will also be a top pick in the upcoming encounter.
In the bowling department, Rashid Khan would be looking to get back among the wickets after failing to pick any in the last two matches. It is rare for the Afghan spinner to be a barren run for long. However, he did score a crucial 40 runs in the last match, which proved to be decisive.
KKR vs GT prediction for IPL 2022
Although Kolkata Knight Riders have the odds in their favour, Gujarat Giants look most likely to continue their winning momentum.
The Titans have found new match winners in every contest, with David Miller, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and Lockie Ferguson stepping up when needed.
On the other hand, the big names from the Knight Riders squads are yet to shine. All of Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana have been struggling with consistency.
Expectations will be also high from Pat Cummins, who has had a below-par IPL 2022 apart from his 14-ball 50 against Mumbai Indians.
KKR vs GT IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report
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