Gujarat Titans win toss, elect to bat.
Riders (KKR) are placed sixth on the points table while Gujarat Titans (GT) are
at the top. The 35th match of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier
League is taking place at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Abhijeet Tomar, Baba Indrajith, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Rinku Singh,
Shreyas Iyer, Aman Hakim Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunarathe,
Mohammad Nabi, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson.
David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rahul
Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaaz, Wriddhiman Saha,
Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Naikande, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Lockie
Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradip Sangwan, Rashid Khan,
Ramsrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aoron, Yash Dayal.
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Riders, in their last match, lost by 7 runs. Facing Rajasthan Royals, KKR fell
short of chasing 217 runs despite Shreyas Iyer’s blistering knock of 85 runs of
51 balls. For the Royals, it was Yuzvendra Chahal’s day. He took a hattrick of
the last over to ensure victory for his team.
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KKR’s bowling has
been its Achille’s heel in this season of the IPL. Umesh Yadav has been the
pick of the bowlers with 10 wickets, but he has been the only one managing to
hit the bails. No other KKR bowler has managed to take more than six so far.
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Titans, on the other hand, have had a dream run. Debuting on the IPL stage, the
team has one five out of its first six matches. The team’s weaknesses were the
talk of the town since the team was announced. However, the Titans’ middle and
lower order have outperformed expectations, with the exception of Shubman Gill.