Image Source : Pitch report of AP KKR vs GT match
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host defending champions Gujarat Titans in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The last time these two teams faced each other, Rinku Singh created history with his bat. Even today no one has forgotten those five sixes of Rinku Singh in the last over. A great match is expected between the two teams once again. This match is very important for Kolkata. On the other hand, Gujarat would like to win this match to go to the first place on the points table. Let’s have a look at the Kolkata pitch and the stats there before the start of this match.
Eden Gardens pitch report
The track at Eden Gardens is known to be flat and full of runs. The average first innings score in a T20 match here is 155. However, the average score in the three matches played in the IPL this season has been 222. This is Kolkata’s first afternoon game this year and the spinners might get some assistance during the match. But it is believed to be almost certain to score fiercely during the match.
will toss become boss
Five of the 12 T20 International matches played at this ground in Kolkata have been won by the team batting first. This is generally a chasing ground. But if only the matches of IPL 2023 are considered, then the team batting first has won all the three matches so far. And this match will be played in the afternoon. In such a situation, it will be difficult for the captains to decide what decision they should take after winning the toss. But so far the teams batting first in the IPL have dominated here.
How are the figures at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Basic T20 International statistics
Total Matches: 12 Matches Won Batting First: 5 Matches Won Bowling First: 7
Average 1st innings score: 155 Average 2nd innings score: 137
Score statistics for T20I matches
Highest total recorded – 201/5 (20 overs) by Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highest score chased – 70/10 (15.4 overs) by Bangladesh vs New Zealand Lowest score defended – 186/5 (20 overs) by India vs West Indies
Squads of both teams for IPL 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders: N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Suyash Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Liton Das , Anukul Roy, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Arya Desai
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Dasun Shanaka, Ravishrinivasan Sai Kishore, Sreekar Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav, Sai Sudarshan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Odion Smith, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal
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