Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Will Kolkata make changes in the playing XI even after reaching the playoffs, can KKR’s team be like this against GT?


New Delhi. The 63rd match of IPL 2024 will be played today between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Titans. Both teams are ready for this. Gujarat Titans are coming after winning their last match. It is now impossible for them to make it to the playoffs. At the same time, KKR is the first team of this IPL which has qualified for the playoffs. They are at first place in the points table.

Now the question is whether KKR will make changes in its playing XI after qualifying or not. No Indian player from KKR has been selected in the World Cup team. Only Rinku Singh has got a place in the reserve. Talking about players from other countries, Andre Russell, Phil Salt and Mitchell Starc have got a place in their respective teams for the World Cup. In such a situation, there is a possibility that he may be given rest. However, this will completely depend on the management of KKR.

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Many times the management does not want to do this because it spoils the rhythm of the team. After which they have to face problems in the upcoming matches. Andre Russell, Phil Salt and Mitchell Starc have performed amazingly for the team so far. In such a situation, there is very little possibility that he will be made to sit out. Mitchell Starc has taken 11 wickets in 12 matches. While Russell took 15 wickets in 12 matches, Salt scored 435 runs in 12 matches while batting. His highest score has been 89 not out.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ playing XI could be like this against Gujarat Titans: Phil Salt (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty.

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