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Will Gujarat Titans (GT) make it three from three or will it be Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who build on their superb win over RCB? That is the question.

GT, as put perfectly by Tom Moody, have continued on brilliantly from their IPL 2022 campaign. Their bowlers have been as efficient as ever, while their calmness when chasing is a sight to behold. This being a day game limits the chasing advantage somewhat, so it will be interesting to see how the Titans perform in such conditions.

For KKR, the focus will be on the top order. It has wilted against both Punjab and Bangalore so far, with the lower order, particularly against RCB, firing in stunning fashion. Now, they play arguably the best attack out of the three, so a big test awaits in providing enough runs to complement a very decent attack.

Match Details

  • Location: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
  • Time: 3:30pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 13: GT vs KKR Possible Playing XIs

Gujarat Titans are settled. Depending on whether they bat or bowl first, they can substitute Vijay Shankar (or a similar player) for a bowler.

Gujarat Titans: 1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Sai Sudharsan, 4. Hardik Pandya (c), 5. David Miller (OS), 6. Rahul Tewatia, 7. Rashid Khan (OS), 8. Alzarri Joseph (OS), 9. Josh Little (OS), 10. Yash Dayal, 11. Mohammed Shami

Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off an excellent win against RCB. More will be expected of their top order, however, who were bailed out by the magnificent Shardul Thakur.

Jason Roy, who was picked up by KKR for 2.8cr, could play. But for whom? Tim Southee could make way for a domestic seamer or Suyash Sharma.

Expect Venkatesh Iyer to be either the player who starts (batting first) or is substituted in (bowling first).

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) (OS), 2. Mandeep Singh/Jason Roy (OS), 3. Venkatesh Iyer, 4. Nitish Rana (c), 5. Rinku Singh, 6. Andre Russell (OS), 7. Shardul Thakur, 8. Sunil Narine (OS), 9. Umesh Yadav, 10. Tim Southee (OS)/Vaibhav Arora/Suyash Sharma, 11. Varun Chakravarthy

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Gujarat Titans:

  • Shubman Gill loves batting on this ground. He has hit a T20I century, Test century and 63 (33) in the IPL so far in 2023.
  • In five T20s at Ahmedabad, Gill has scored 286 runs at an average of 95.33 and strike rate of 152.13.
  • Sai Sudharsan announced himself to IPL 2023 with a solid 62* (48) in the last match against Delhi. How he counters KKR’s off-spinners will be key.
  • David Miller when chasing since the start of 2022 (franchise T20s): 28 inns, 629 runs, avg. 48.40, SR 138.2.
  • Hardik Pandya has an outstanding record against KKR. In 11 innings, the GT captain has scored 366 runs at an average of 61.00 and strike rate of 173.46. This includes 67 (49) last season.
  • Hardik has scored 56 off 37 against Narine (no dismissal), 21 off 19 against Chakravarthy (no dismissal), 29 off 18 against Russell (one dismissal), 35 off 20 against Umesh (no dismissal).
  • Rashid Khan is in wicket-taking form. He has five in three matches in IPL 2023. GT have used Rashid later in the innings, and expect them to do so again given he has had the better of Andre Russell in franchise T20s: 30 balls, 33 runs, three dismissals.
  • Mohammed Shami will be key against KKR’s shaky top order. He has 12 wickets in as many matches against the franchise, striking every 23 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Andre Russell has dominated Mohammed Shami in the IPL. He has smashed 88 off 35 balls against him, dismissed once.
  • Russell scored 48 (25) against GT last season, and threatened to take the game away. He also took 4/5, taking cheap wickets in the final over.
  • Jason Roy hit 245 runs in the recent PSL at an average of 40.83 and strike rate of 166.67. He has hit 45 off 34 against Rashid Khan in all T20s (one dismissal).
  • Hardik Pandya has a good record against all KKR bowlers except Tim Southee. The Kiwi has dismissed Pandya thrice in 30 balls in T20s, whilst conceding just 38.
  • Shardul Thakur is coming off one of the great performances. His 68 (29) turned the game against RCB. He also took 1/15.
  • Varun Chakravarthy also had a blinder vs RCB. He has started IPL 2023 very well with 4/15 and 1/26.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 1, GT 1, KKR 0.
  • Wriddhiman Saha has scored 105 off 68 balls against Umesh Yadav, with two dismissals.
  • Watch out for Rinku Singh. The left-hander will be key against GT’s excellent battery of seamers. He scored 46 (33) against RCB.
  • Sunil Narine has taken six wickets in four T20s on this ground at an average of 18.17 and economy of 6.81.
  • Hardik Pandya in T20s on this ground: 158 runs (avg. 26.33, SR 132.77) and nine wickets (avg. 20.10, SR econ. 6.48).

Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report and Weather

It was a true batting surface on the opening night of IPL 2023, where Gujarat chased Channei’s 178 with four balls to spare. Earlier this year, India smashed 234 against New Zealand, where Shubman Gill hit a brilliant ton. Expect another good batting pitch early in the tournament.

A very hot afternoon is forecast, with temperatures nearing 40 degrees.

IPL 2023 Match 13: GT vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 9 April 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Shubman Gill
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell
  • Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami

IPL 2023 Match 13: GT vs KKR Match Prediction – Who will win?

KKR look to rely on individual brilliance more than GT. For KKR to win, they need more from their top order against a strong GT attack. Gujarat to win.

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