GT vs KOL Dream11 prediction, IPL 2023: Fantasy Suggestions, Captain and Vice Captain Options

Before KKR’s away form is still a concern as they lost to Punjab Kings in a rain-marred affair in their opening match of the season. Titans, on the other, hand have won their last two games at the Motera and appear a much more formidable side than their opponents. This will be the second match between the sides with GT winning the last game by eight runs in IPL 2022.

Rinku Singh and Rahmanullah Gurbaz

GT vs KOL injury update

GT injury update Gujarat Titans have replaced injured Kane Williamson with Dasun Shanaka, a batting all-rounder, and have no further injury concerns reported before the match.

Key players Sai Sudharsan has been the talk of the town after his match-winning 62* against DC and scored a 17-ball 22 in the first game too. Vijay Shankar has been in good form too with two influential knocks of 27 and 29. Star opener Shubman Gill flopped in the last game but has been in form of his life and scored half-century in his last game here.

David Miller arrived from South Africa and played a crucial 16-ball 31 while Rahul Tewatia provides further firepower down the order. However, Hardik Pandya’s batting form has been questionable with two bad knocks. He is yet to pick a wicket this IPL as well. Despite Pandya’s wicketless run, GT bowling has little to worry about.

The likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, and Alzarri Joseph have made them a formidable bowling unit. Both Khan and Shami have picked five wickets each in two games while left-handed express pacer Joseph is right behind with four wickets. The team’s third pacer Joshua Little is yet to make an impact with the ball.

KOL injury update Kolkata Knight Riders have no fresh injury updates since Jason Roy replaced Shreyas Iyer in the KKR squad. The inclusion could help them solve their batting fallacies as there has been plenty of concerns in the department.

KOL key players Likes of Nitish Rana, Mandeep Singh, and Venkatesh Iyer have not made the desired contribution on top of the order yet. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has shown consistency with knocks of 22 and 57 in the last two innings but the Afghan ‘keeper-batter is not known to be someone, who scores runs in bulk.

Andre Russell scored 35 in the first game but was out for a first-ball duck but Rinku Singh showed his growth with a responsible 46-run knock while Shardul Thakur went berserk during his 29-ball 68 in the last games. His bowling is yet to show the same spark as he has just picked a wicket in two games but is expected to get some help from the Ahmedabad turf.

KKR also showed their spin strength in the last game as Varun Chakravarthy (3 wickets), Sunil Narine (2), and debutant Suyas Sharma (3 wickets) shone. However, whether will they be as effective on a Motera surface is something that remains in question with Motera helping pace at the moment.

That makes the role of pacers Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee crucial but the duo is yet to show the spark in their bowling. Express pacer Lockie Ferguson may get a look in against GT and could be an ideal impact substitute as he likes to bowl in the death.

GT vs KOL predicted playing XI

GT playing 11 vs KOL Hardik Pandya (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph

Impact sub options Vijay Shankar, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Shivam Mavi

KOL playing 11 vs GT Nitish Rana (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy

KOL impact sub options Lockie Ferguson, Jason Roy, N Jagadeeshan, David Wiese

GT vs KOL pitch report

The Ahmedabad pitch has been helpful for batters with the pitch not changing much over the course of 40 overs. Pacers may get help early on but it’s helpful for batters from there on. Chasing has worked on the pitch as the last three matches at the Stadium saw the team batting second win.

GT vs KOL Dream11 prediction


Rashid Khan

GT vs KOL Dream11 predicted lineup 1

Wicket-keeper: R Gurbaz, W Saha
Batter: S Gill, D Miller, R Singh, S Sudharsan
All-rounder: A Russell, V Shankar
Bowler: Rashid-Khan, Shardul Thakur, M Shami

GT vs KOL Dream11 predicted lineup 2

Wicket-keeper: R Gurbaz
Batter: S Gill, D Miller, N Rana, S Sudharsan,
All-rounder: S Narine, A Russell
Bowler: Rashid-Khan, Shardul Thakur, M Shami, A Joseph

Captain & vice captain options Shubman Gill has scored a half-century in his last game here while S Sudharsan’s recent form makes him a hot favourite as well. Rashid Khan is in good wicket-taking form irrespective of the surface while it’s hard to write off Shardul Thakur as well.

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