Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Gujarat Titans hope for a miracle, compete with the team that has made it to the playoffs


Ahmedabad. The Gujarat Titans team, which is almost out of the race for the Indian Premier League playoffs, will soon play against the Kolkata Knight Riders who are on top. Encouraged by the return to form of captain Shubman Gill, if Gujarat wants to keep alive its hopes of reaching the next round, then it will have to register a win against Kolkata at any cost on Monday.

Gill played an important role in helping his team win by scoring a century in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. This was his fourth century in IPL. Apart from him, Sai Sudarshan also scored a century. The performance of these two against KKR, the first team to make it to the playoffs, will mean a lot for the Titans.

Titans bowlers have not been able to perform as expected this season. Their fast bowlers lack consistency while the spinners are giving away runs. However, in the last match against Chennai, he had taken three wickets in the first three overs. The performance of experienced Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan in bowling will mean a lot for the team. The top order of Titans will have to perform well in batting. Gill and Sudarshan had made a record partnership of 210 runs for the first wicket in the last match.

As far as KKR is concerned, it will try to strengthen its position at the top. It needs only one win in the remaining two matches to remain in the top two teams. KKR secured their place in the playoffs by defeating Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in the last match. Sunil Narayan has proved to be the trump card for KKR so far. Apart from scoring 461 runs, he has taken 15 wickets so far. Another West Indies player Andre Russell has also left his mark by scoring 222 runs and taking 15 wickets.

Leg spinner Varun Chakraborty has taken 18 wickets so far and is looking in good form. Opener Phil Salt will again try to give a good start to the team. The pitch here has been favorable for the batsmen and this match can also be a big scoring one. Titans have won two of the last three matches against KKR but they cannot afford any laxity because last year on the same ground, Rinku Singh had given victory to KKR by hitting five consecutive sixes on Yash Dayal in the last over. .

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