KKR Vs GL Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight riders will take on Gujrat Lions in the 23rd match of IPL 2017. KKR would be high on confidence after reaching the top spot in the points table as they won their last match. They are on the winning and have performed well in home and away matches both. But, things are not so good for Gujarat team. They have only won one of the matches so far this season.
GL need to start winning matches very soon or they might have to pack their bags early in the tournament. They are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with just two points in their kitty. They also have a very bad net rate which adds the cause of the worries.
Kolkata has already proved that they are the team to beat in this edition. They have played brilliantly in this year so far. The credit should also go to Gautam Gambhir as he has led the troops well in every match. He also led the team from the front by helping the team to win matched with his bat. He is currently in the top 5 run-scorer in this year’s IPL.
The team depends highly on the Indian players in the batting department. They have captain Gautam Gambhir, Robbin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav in their lineup. These guys will have the responsibility to take the team to huge score in the match. In the bowling department, they have some quality foreign bowlers. They have Chris Woakes, Nathan CouterNile, Trent Boult, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla in their bowling attack. These guys will have the responsibility of stopping Gujarat batsman.
On the other hand, Gujrat team has failed miserable in this IPL. The team’s batting lineup has failed to perform up to the expectation. In the bowling depart, they lack some good quality bowlers. They generally concede too many runs which put a lot of pressure on the batting department. In the last match also, all the bowlers went the journey.
In this match, the batting lineup might be changed as there is a chance that Dwayne Bravo might make a comeback. In that case, Smith has to sit on the bench. They also have Brendon, Raina, Ishan Kishan in the lineup. In the bowling department, they have Jadeja, Tye, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni. These guys will have the responsibility of stopping Gambhir and company from putting the huge total on the board.
KKR Vs GL Match Prediction: Who Will Win today Kolkata vs Gujrat, IPL 2017
Scenario 1: KKR will win the toss
Toss Prediction: KKR will bowl first
First innings prediction: 160-180
2nd innings Prediction: KKR will chase the target with loss of 5 wickets
Scenario 2: GL will win the toss
Toss Prediction: GL will bowl first
First innings Prediction: 180-190
2nd innings Prediction: KKR will defend the total.
Head to Head Record
Overall: Total Matches –3, KKR Won – 1, GL Won – 2
GL Predicted XI: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Shadab Jakati
KKR Predicted XI: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Trent Boult