Gujarat vs Kolkata, 63rd IPL 2024 Match Preview

Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) — the 63rd match of IPL 2024, is one of the most awaited contests, where the two batting powerhouses will lock horns against each other.

After securing a massive win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 35 runs, the Gujarat Titans remain in the hunt for the playoffs race, hoping to achieve 14 points. However, their qualification chances appear to be slim. 

In comparison, the Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to officially qualify for the playoffs by securing a thrilling victory against Mumbai Indians by 18 runs. However, the main target of the 2-time defending champions is to win their remaining matches with a huge margin of victory. As a result, it would help KKR finish in the first two positions in the points table to enter the Qualifier 1 round. So, they will get another chance to enter the finals even if they lose the first match of the knockout stage.

In this preview, you will find out the head-to-head stats of GT vs KKR and how these two teams have performed in the ongoing season so far. Based on the weather forecast reports, both the team captains will alter their decision after winning the toss, by analyzing the pitch conditions. Before that, you need to be aware of the schedule, venue, and timings to experience every best moment of the match.

Schedule, Venue, and Timings for GT vs KKR match

Here is the schedule, venue and timings for the GT vs KKR match tabulated below in detail:

Match Date13th May 2024, Monday
Time7:30 pm (IST)
VenueNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Seating Capacity1,32,000

Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Performance Analysis in IPL 2024

Let us evaluate the performance of Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders performance in the current edition of IPL 2024:

1. Gujarat Titans (GT): 8th Position (10 points with -1.063 NRR)

Out of 12 matches, Gujarat Titans have won only 5 and lost 7 of them, which pushes them behind in the race for playoff qualification. Unlike their previous two seasons, the GT’s bowling and batting lineup performed poorly under their new captain Shubman Gill.

Especially, the absence of Mohammed Shami has severely affected the strength of the bowling department. The only way GT can win the upcoming match is to strengthen their batting lineup. However, the comeback of the opening batters namely Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan will be a huge strength to the batting unit. These duo batters scored a magnificent century in their previous match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and maintained a 210-run partnership, which is indeed the highest in this season.

These core bowlers namely Umesh Yadav, Rashid Khan and Mohit Sharma have the potential to grab more wickets but need to avoid conceding many runs to the opposition team.  Moreover, GT won 4 matches at their home ground and lost 2 of them in the ongoing season.

2. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 1st Position ( 18 points with +1.428 NRR)

The batting lineup of Kolkata Knight Riders has been impressive this season, and they haven’t lost even a single match while chasing targets. KKR played 12 games which included 9 wins and 3 losses.

Out of these 9 winnings, KKR won 6 of them batting first and 3 games while chasing targets. One of the main reasons why KKR is considered as the dominant team of IPL 2024 is because of these power hitters namely Philip Salt, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer. Also, Mitchell Starc, being the costliest player in IPL history, took 12 wickets in 11 matches and hasn’t been in his best form in the ongoing season.

Head-to-Head Stats of GT vs KKR in IPL

Both GT and KKR have clashed against each other in 3 IPL matches since 2022 and the stats are tabulated below in detail:

Total Matches Played3
Matches won by GT2
Matches won by KKR1
No Result Matches0
Highest score for GT204-4 in 20 overs (IPL 2023)
Lowest score for GT148-8 in 20 overs (IPL 2022)
Highest score for KKR207-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2023)
Lowest score for KKR148-8 in 20 overs (IPL 2022)
GT winnings batting first1
GT winnings batting second2
KKR winnings batting first0
KKR winnings batting second1

Weather Conditions during Gujarat vs Kolkata Match IPL 2024

According to the obtained weather report, the temperature during the GT vs KKR match IPL 2024 is said to be 29°C (minimum) and 32°C (maximum). Here is a detailed weather report in tabular form.

Minimum Temperature29°C
Maximum Temperature32°C
Average Wind Speed13km/h
Sudden Wind Gust33km/h
Precipitation to be Observed1%
Clouds Covering4%
Thunderstorm Possibilities0%

Therefore, the 63rd match of IPL 2024 between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to be played under cloudy weather conditions. However, there wouldn’t be any interruptions due to rain or thunderstorms.

Gujarat vs Kolkata: Predictions for Toss Decision and Pitch Conditions

Gujarat Titans skipper Shubman Gill will decide to bat first on the batting-friendly pitch conditions in Narendra Modi stadium. Contrarily, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer will opt to field first due to the presence of several power-hitting batters in the squad who can chase high targets in pressurized situations. You can certainly expect these two teams to score 200+ runs at this venue.

GT vs KKR: Probable Playing XI and Impact Players List

Possibly the below-mentioned list of cricketers could be a part of the playing XI and impact players for the forthcoming match between GT and KKR:

GT Probable Playing XI:

  1. Shubman Gill (Captain)
  2. Sai Sudharsan
  3. Shahrukh Khan
  4. David Miller
  5. Matthew Wade(wicketkeeper)
  6. Rahul Tewatia
  7. Rashid Khan
  8. Noor Ahmad
  9. Umesh Yadav
  10. Mohit Sharma
  11. Kartik Tyagi

GT Expected Impact Players List:

  1. Abhinav Manohar
  2. Sandeep Warrier
  3. BR Sharath
  4. Darshan Nalkande
  5. Jayant Yadav

KKR Probable Playing XI:

  1. Philip Salt (wicketkeeper)
  2. Sunil Narine
  3. Angkrish Raghuvanshi
  4. Shreyas Iyer (captain)
  5. Venkatesh Iyer
  6. Rinku Singh
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Ramandeep Singh
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Varun Chakaravarthy
  11. Harshit Rana

KKR Expected Impact Players List: 

  1. Anukul Roy
  2. Manish Pandey
  3. Srikar Bharat
  4. Sherfane Rutherford
  5. Vaibhav Arora

Gujarat vs Kolkata Match Winner Prediction: Conclusive Facts

As we have been witnessing the Narendra Modi Stadium offers a batting-friendly surface to both the teams it is predicted that GT (Gujarat Titans) and KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) have great possibilities to score well with their batting.

At the same time, this stadium is also known for its favouring to the chasing team. Hence, out of these 2 teams, the one who chases down might have an upper hand over the other. But looking at the strong batting order of KKR, it might chase down any total with ease and might have strong winning possibilities.

Although the Gujarat Titans have Shubman Gill, and Sudarshan for strong batting, Kolkata Knight Riders still seem to be one step ahead with their super-good batting order.

Ultimately, it’s time to enjoy the powerful batting performance of Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders and witness another high-scoring thriller of IPL 2024.