IPL 2024: Top 3 player battles to watch out for in the GT vs KKR match

Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Read to find out the top three player battles to watch out for in match 63 of Indian Premier League 2024, only on Sports.info

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Gujarat Titans' (GT) hopes to qualify for the playoffs are still alive and the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 63rd game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is extremely important for them. KKR has already qualified for the playoffs where they will look to ruin GT's chances. However, after a powerful performance against CSK, the Titans' confidence will be high and the home game is their advantage. Hence, they'll definitely portray some good cricket to stay in the playoffs race. 

Let's discuss the key battles in the GT vs KKR game:

1. Andre Russell vs Rashid Khan:

Russell

Andre Russell is undoubtedly the best player in the T20 league and he has also proven himself by playing some great innings for his team. This season has been going well for the team and the players, and they will look to continue their form and momentum. Moreover, when it comes to spin, Russell is no less than a beast. So, for Rashid Khan, he will have to be extra careful while bowling to him, especially in the middle overs. Even though Rashid has dismissed the batter thrice in the league, Russell will look to strike the ball whenever possible. 

2. Shreyas Iyer vs Mohit Sharma:

Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is yet to fire in this year's IPL season. Even though he's the skipper of KKR, his performance hasn't been up to the mark. On the other hand, Mohit Sharma has turned out to be a great bowler who takes wickets during important times. He has his way with the slow ball technique which is helpful to defeat the batter most of the time. Since Iyer comes in the middle overs, Sharma has a lot of chances to take his wicket. Hence, this battle will be interesting to watch for the audience. 

3. Wriddhiman Saha vs Sunil Narine:

Narine

Two of the most experienced players in the league, Wriddhiman Saha and Sunil Narine have had a lot of history. In 62 balls, Saha has scored 74 runs while the mystery spinner has dismissed him four times. As per statistical data, both have a good record against each other and this match will give them a chance to strengthen their records. 

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