Image Source : PTI Jason Roy ruled out of this match
In the 39th match of IPL 2023, KKR is facing Gujarat Titans. Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered a major setback before this match. Jason Roy, who became the hero of the team’s victory for Kolkata in the last match, is now out of this match. Roy’s ouster has dealt a major blow to the Nitish Rana-led team. He had scored consecutive half-centuries in the last two matches. He has registered 160 runs in 3 matches this season, in which two half-centuries have been recorded.
In this match, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. Rahmanullah Gurbaz returns in this match in place of Jason Rahoy. Apart from this, senior player Umesh Yadav also did not get a place in this match. Also, Shardul Thaku has returned in this match. At the same time, Harshit Rana will be seen in IPL after one year and today he has got a chance in KKR team.
Nitish Rana gave an update
At the time of the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana said that we wanted to bat first here. There are many areas where we have to improve. Today we have to make a forced change. Jason Roy has a back problem, due to which Gurbaj has got a chance in his place. Also, Harshit Rana has been included in place of Umesh Yadav. Significantly, Umesh Yadav had not done anything special this whole season. Now the team has decided to rest him. On the other hand, the team of Gujarat Titans entered this match without any change.
Playing 11 of both the teams
KKR: N Jagadishan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Visa, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Mohit Sharma.
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