IPL 2022, Match 35: KOL vs GT Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury And Weather Updates – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans
KOL vs GT Dream11 Match Preview
We’ve reached the halfway stage of the league matches of IPL 2022. KKR are at the 7th position with 3 wins and 4 defeats while Gujarat Titans are at the top of the points table with 5 wins in 6 matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their last 3 games and are struggling at the moment. Their batters and bowlers have failed to do well as a team and it reflects in the results. They were defeated by the Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs in their last game. Shreyas Iyer is the only consistent batter for them while Aaron Finch showed signs of good form in the last game. Others have been very inconsistent and need to step-up with the bat.WATCH: Rishabh Pant smashing it as an opener in the U19 World Cup
The bowlers have been very expensive except Sunil Narine who has bowled really well in all the games. Umesh Yadav has been cold since the first few games. Pat Cummins has been very expensive in all the games and Varun Chakravarthy has been below average. Andre Russell has done well whenever he has bowled. KKR will have to start performing now as they need to win games to qualify for the play-offs.
Gujarat Titans, meanwhile, have been in terrific form and have lost only one game till now. They defeated the Chennai Super Kings in a thriller of a match in their last game. Their openers have failed in the last few games. Wriddhiman Saha was brought in for Wade but he too failed in his first game. Shubman Gill needs to fire with the bat. Hardik Pandya has been their best batter. David Miller played an exceptional innings in the last game. Gujarat too are having inconsistency in their batting and need their top order to perform consistently.
Their bowlers have done a good job till now. Mohammad Shami has given them early wickets with the new ball while Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan have been in great form. Yash Dayal has been decent as well. Hardik Pandya too has bowled well for the Titans. They will look to continue their good performance with the ball.
KOL vs GT Dream11 Match Venue, Date and Time
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans, Match 35, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date and Time: 23rd April 2022, Saturday, 3:30 PM IST
Pitch Report for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
There will be good help for the spinners in this match as it is a day game and DY Patil has been the only venue with little help for the spinners. Overall it will be a good wicket for batting with batters enjoying their time on the crease. The average first innings score here is 170 runs and chasing sides have won 7 out of 12 matches played here.
KOL vs GT Dream11 Match Prediction
Based on current form, Gujarat Titans will be the clear favorites to win this match.
KOL vs GT Playing XI
Sam Billings’ fitness is still unknown. No other changes are expected
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch/Sam Billings, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Hardik Pandya if fit will be back and will replace Yash Dayal in the XI. Sai Sudarshan may come in for Vijay Shankar
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudarshan/Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammad Shami
Top Captaincy Choices for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer is in great form at the moment. He has 2 fifties in the last 3 matches. He scored 85 runs in the last game. Iyer is a good player of spin bowling and will be the main batter for his team. He will be a top captaincy option.
Andre Russell: Russell will contribute with both bat and ball. He is the best all-rounder in T20 cricket and can win games from any situation on his own. Russell will be an excellent captaincy choice.
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya is in excellent form in IPL 2022. He has 228 runs in 5 matches and has picked wickets with the ball as well. Hardik will be a default captaincy option and will give lots of points with his all-round attributes.
Budget Picks for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
Wriddhiman Saha (8 Credits): Saha will open the innings for Gujarat and will keep the wickets as well. Saha is known for playing his shots in the power play and he can fetch a lot of points for your fantasy team. He is the best budget pick for this game.
Sunil Narine (8.5 Credits): Sunil Narine has been bowling really well for KKR. He has been very economical and has picked wickets as well. Narine picked 2 wickets in the last game and opened the innings as well. He is another top budget pick.
Differential Pick for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
Abhinav Manohar: Abhinav Manohar is in good form and has done really well for the Titans in the middle-order. He bats at a high strike-rate and can turn the game around in a few overs. He scored 43 against RR. He will be the best differential pick for this game.
Small/Head-to-Head League Team for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
If KOL Bats First: C - Hardik Pandya , VC - Shreyas Iyer
If GT Bats First: C - David Miller, VC - Pat Cummins
Mega League Team for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
If KOL Bats First: C - Andre Russell, VC - Shubman Gill
If GT Bats First: C - Rashid Khan, VC - Aaron Finch
Which Contests to Join for KOL vs GT Dream11 Match
Joining small league contests of upto 7 members are recommended from the small/head-to-head league team. Join Mega contest and all the other contests with a big prize pool with the mega league team.