Kolkata Knight Riders after losing 4 matches were able to turn the tables around in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore which certainly would have given them confidence and hope to continue the winning momentum now as today in an afternoon game they will be going against Gujarat Titans who have already won 5 matches in IPL 2023 and currently sitting at number 3 in the points table. KKR vs GT Match 39 provides a great opportunity for the Titans to climb up to the number one spot in the points table with 12 points if they are able to beat KKR at their home venue. Check out our detailed analysis for KKR vs GT Match 39 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
KKR vs GT Match Details
Below are the KKR vs GT match 39 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, Match 39
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 29th April 2023
Time: 02:30 IST
Ground: Eden Gardens
KKR vs GT Live Streaming
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It will be a warm and humid day in Kolkata today with temperatures expected to stay in the range of 35 to 30 degrees with a bit of cloud cover which won’t post any serious rain threats. The humidity ratio will be between 38 to 68 degrees during the game.
All previous three matches hosted at the Eden Gardens in IPL 2023 have been high scoring and we expect the same trend to continue for this KKR vs GT Match 39 as well with the team batting first imposing a big total and winning the game has been the go-to method at Eden Gardens so far. Spinners did get something out of this flat deck in the middle overs and put a break on scoring which again today can prove to be a turning point and due to the afternoon game, the pitch could be dry which might offer even more spin than earlier games.
KKR vs GT Match 39 Probable Playing XIs
The batters of KKR have enjoyed batting against pace in the IPL 2023 so far which will be in the mind of the LSG team analyst and they will most likely utilize Rahul Tewatia’s leg spin overs full quota to restrict the scoring options for KKR and with Rashid Khan it will impose a great challenge in the middle overs. While bowling, we predict Alzarri Joseph to come in as an Impact player by replacing Josh Little.
KKR on the other hand has got Venkatesh Iyer and Suyash Sharma who has been their go-to impact subs and with Jason Roy finding his mojo as an opener they finally look like a well-settled team who can defeat Titans on their home ground with ease.
Below are the KKR vs GT Match 39 probable playing XIs.
Possible XII: 1 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Hardik Pandya (capt), 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 David Miller, 6 Abhinav Manohar, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Noor Ahmad, 11 Mohit Sharma, 12 Josh Little/ Alzarri Joseph
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Possible XII: 1 N Jagadeesan (wk), 2 Jason Roy, 3 Venkatesh Iyer, 4 Nitish Rana (capt), 5 Rinku Singh, 6 Andre Russell, 7 David Wiese, 8 Vaibhav Arora, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Varun Chakravarthy, 12 Suyash Sharma
KKR vs GT Match 39 Dream11 Prediction
As mentioned before, Eden Gardens has been a run-fest in the IPL 2023 so far but the key match winners have been the spinners who have changed the course of this game. We have selected four high-quality spinners in our KKR vs GT Match 39 Fantasy XI team because of this very reason so you can win the maximum points available on grabs.
Below is our best possible KKR vs GT Match 39 Dream11 team.
Wicket-Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
All-rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (vc), Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Rashid-Khan (c), Varun Chakravarthy, Noor Ahmed
Rashid Khan has been spectacular so far for the Titans and looking at the pitch and big occasion we expect another match-winning performance from him with the ball and possibly with the bat as well if the match goes down the wire hence we made him our captain for this KKR vs GT match. Russell who has recovered from his small niggle is all set and ready to fire in front of his franchise home crowd is our vice-captain.
KKR vs GT Head-to-Head Stats
It will be the first time Gujarat Titans will experience playing at the Eden Gardens and face the home team Kolkata Knight Riders. The last time KKR vs GT played against each other in IPL 2023 was at Ahmedabad where Rinku Singh played a gem of a knock and win KKR the game on the final ball.
Below are the complete KKR vs GT head-to-head stats in IPL.
|Matches Played||KKR Won||GT Won||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||2||1||1||0|
KKR vs GT Match 39 Prediction
Considering the correct batting form and spin options of Gujarat Titans, expert bookmakers have favored Titans to beat Knight Riders today with a winning probability of around 52 percent. Because it is an afternoon game so the pitch can be a bit dry which will work brilliantly for Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia & Noor Ahmed. Toss can play a crucial role here because the previous three games have been won by the team batting first here but the key part of if you bat first you have to make sure you score more than 210 runs to give your bowlers a good cushion because of short boundaries on one side.