AHMEDABAD: After a a lot wanted 35-run win over defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings on Friday put some spark into their floundering marketing campaign, Gujarat Titans should play out of their pores and skin if they’re to beat table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a cushty 18-run victory over Mumbai Indians on Saturday, a win that made them the primary workforce to safe a playoffs spot.
The Titans’ batting unit could be trying to proceed their kind from the final match however they face a stiff problem within the type of KKR bowling.


In Varun Chakaravarthy (18 wickets in 12 matches), Harshit Rana (16 wickets in 10 matches), Sunil Narine and Andre Russell (each 15 wickets in 12 matches), KKR have 4 bowlers among the many top10 wicket-takers.
Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc, regardless of going at 11.36 runs an over, has taken 12 wickets in 11 matches, whereas pacer Vaibhav Arora too has raised his degree when wanted for the Purple brigade.
Captain Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan and remainder of the Titans batting may have their process minimize out. Whereas the onus will probably be on the openers, the remainder of the batting unit together with Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan should keep aggressive all through the innings if they’re to pose a problem to the guests.


The Titans bowling, which has largely been underwhelming for majority of the marketing campaign, will probably be up in opposition to one of the crucial explosive opening pairs of the event. In Englishman Phil Salt (435 runs in 12 matches at 182 strike price) and Narine (461 runs in 11 matches at 182.93), KKR have two batters who not solely make a variety of runs but additionally make them at an electrical pace.
The center-order tasks have been shouldered with aplomb by captain Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell and Angkrish Raghuvanshi. The return of southpaw Nitish Rana from harm lends additional batting heft to the workforce.
It might be fascinating to see if the Titans bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad together with Mohit Sharma are capable of rein within the marauding KKR batters a s this matchup may very properly resolve the result of the match.



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