IPL 2022 Match 35 KKR vs GT: Table toppers Gujarat Titans take on Kolkata Knight Riders as we look at the predicted playing 11 of both the teams.
It’s match 35 of TATA IPL 2022, and we have the table toppers Gujarat Titans Taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at DY Patil Stadium on Saturday. While Gujarat Titans are currently riding high with 5 wins from 6 games, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently reeling at seventh position with 3 wins from 7 games.
Gujarat Titans are currently riding high on confidence as well as luck. Out of 5 wins, they have won three Close games; the result of which could have gone either way. They aren’t a perfect side by any means, but are seeing unique match-winners in each win. The batting is still their weakness, but bowling is something they have the best in this competition.
Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, would be under pressure. The team doesn’t seem to be settled, and is making a lot of changes in the batting order and playing 11. The next match for them may not be a must-win match, but a loss from here could make things very difficult for them. If they lose, they would have to win at least 5 of the next 6 matches.
So, how will both the teams go about their playing 11 in this encounter? Let’s find out the best predicted playing 11 and top fantasy picks for Match 35 KKR vs GT of IPL 2022. Meanwhile, as per the leading Cricket website, Betway, Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders; both have winnings odds at 1.90.
- Type: IPL 2022 Match 35 – KKR vs GT
- When: April 23, 2022
- Where: DY Patil
- Time: 3:30 pm IST
IPL 2022 KKR vs GT: Predicted Playing XIs for Both Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders opened with Sunil Narine and dropped Venkatesh Iyer down the order to play him as a finisher in the match against Rajasthan Royals. Unfortunately, Narine got run out without facing a single ball. But expect KKR to stick to the same opening combination. In fact, it is unlikely for KKR to make any changes in the playing 11 too. However, they could be flexible in the batting order.
From the team standpoint, Kolkata Knight Riders would be hoping for a good bowling performance; especially from the likes of Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy. Both have been extremely poor as bowlers this season. However, both are quality bowlers, and with good support from their management, the confidence should be back.
IPL 2022 KKR vs GT: Predicted Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi & Varun Chakravarthy
Gujarat Titans rested their captain Hardik Pandya in the last match on account of an impromptu injury. They would be happy to see him be back in the team. But in whose position will he be back? Alzarri Joseph did well as a bowler for Gujarat in his first match. So, dropping him would not be ideal. If Alzarri plays, Saha will continue playing as a keeper as another overseas is out of the question.
So, we are left with 2 options – Vijay Shankar and Yash Dayal. If Gujarat drop Shankar, the team would be a batter short – similar to what they were in the last match. But if they drop Dayal, they would be a balanced team. So, ideally, Hardik should come in for Yash Dayal. But that doesn’t mean Vijay Shankar should continue to play.
Vijay Shankar has been in woeful form in this IPL. Not once has he looked comfortable in the middle. It would not be wise for Gujarat to persist with Shankar. So, bringing in Sai Sudarshan, who has been decent as a batter would be a good value add. It’s always better to give chances to a youngster who is itching to perform instead of someone who is woefully out of form, and isn’t a good T20 player anyway
IPL 2022 KKR vs GT: Predicted Playing 11 for Gujarat Titans
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Alzarri Joseph, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Overall, Gujarat Titans would be looking to continue with their winning momentum. They have been doing pretty well as a team, and start as favourites for this match. For Kolkata Knight Riders, they aren’t in a must-win situation as yet, but they desperately need a win to give them good chance for the Playoffs qualification.
Best Fantasy XI Prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans:
Batters: Shubman Gill, David Miller, Aaron Finch & Shreyas Iyer
Wks: Wriddhiman Saha
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine & Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav & Lockie Ferguson
CVC Choice: Shubman Gill & Andre Russell
Alternate CVC Choice: Hardik Pandya & Sunil Narine
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