Connect with us


IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders Best Bets

Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to secure a top-two finish when they take on Gujarat Titans in Match 63 of IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.


Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to secure a top-two finish when they take on Gujarat Titans in Match 63 of IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. On the other hand, Gujarat will be watching the playoffs from home after being all but mathematically eliminated even before an emphatic 35-run win over Chennai in their previous outing. Let’s look at the best bets to take for Monday’s IPL match.

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium

Betting Preview

Gujarat Titans will be buoyed after scoring 231 against this season’s most economical bowlers, snapping a three-game home losing streak. Meanwhile, Gujarat might regret sticking with the struggling Wriddhiman Saha too long, especially after Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan’s impressive 210-run opening stand.

Gujarat has a 4/3 record as underdogs this season and shouldn’t be underestimated, especially if they embrace a fearless approach like Gill and Sai recently did. Despite a recent high score, their run rate remains the IPL’s lowest at 8.71 RPO, significantly trailing Kolkata Knight Riders’ leading rate of 10.69 RPO.

Kolkata have surged from a disappointing defence of 261 against Punjab to winning four consecutive games, now leading the standings. With no home-field advantage this season due to predetermined final venues, their aim for a top-two finishes and the accompanying double chance remains crucial.

Kolkata excels on the road, winning seven of their last eight away games. Their recent performance, including a victory over Gujarat in Ahmedabad and strong showings from Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer, positions them as formidable contenders as they eye sustained playoff success.

Gujarat will look to continue their momentum from their last win, but Kolkata’s red-hot form makes them the favourites for this encounter. Back KKR to win and book a top-two finish.

Prediction: Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win at 1.68

Key MattlesMohit Sharma reconnected with his beloved Narendra Modi Stadium by returning Gujarat’s best figures for the third time this season. He has now taken 2+ wickets in an outstanding nine of 13 games at this venue. 

Nitish Rana got a start in the win over Mumbai but was dismissed for 33 looking to accelerate in a 16-over innings. Against Gujarat’s last set of bowlers, he averages an outstanding 81.5 in T20s – including 40 against Mohit and even 95 against Gujarat star Rashid Khan.

Key Stats

The average first innings score in Ahmedabad since the start of 2023 is 184, rising to 198 for teams who win batting first.

Kolkata hit the most powerplay runs eight times so far this season.

Gujarat recorded the highest opening partnership in all three games against Kolkata, whilst Kolkata hit the most sixes in those three.

Gujarat struck the most sixes of a match just twice in 2024.

GT have the lowest run rate in the powerplay of all the teams: 7.72; KKR, meanwhile, have the second-highest: 11.04.

Sai Sudharsan (x6) and Shubman Gill (x3) top-scored in nine of Gujarat’s 12 innings so far in IPL 2024.

Rashid Khan dismissed Phil Salt with his only ball bowled to him in T20s.

Sunil Narine came into today averaging just 12 with the bat (4-49) against Gujarat’s last set of bowlers.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Shubman Gill to score over 29.9 runs at 1.86.

Value Bet: Mohit Sharma to be Gujarat Titans’ top bowler at 4.35.

More in Cricket