GL vs KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the most followed teams in the IPL. KKR also are one of the most successful and consistent teams with two titles in their kitty. Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, brought a new flavour to the IPL during their stay in 2016 and 2017. GL made it to the playoffs in the very first season and also finished at the top of the points table to challenge for the top spot. The Lions managed to get an upper-hand over the Kolkata-based franchise when two sides locked horns.

KKR vs GL Head to Head

KKR and GL met four times during the 2016 and 2017 IPL seasons. The Lions did manage to win 3 games and the Knight Riders could manage only a single win. KKR lost both of their home games against Gujarat Lions and could manage only a single away win in their 4 games.

GL vs KKR Overall
Played GL KKR No Result
43 10
    AT HOME
  • Team Name
    Played
    Win
    No Result
  • Gujarat Lions
    1
    0
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
    2
    0
    0
  • AT AWAY
  • Team Name
    Played
    Win
    No Result
  • Gujarat Lions
    2
    2
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
    1
    1
    0
  • AT NEUTRAL
  • Played
    GL (Wins)
    KKR (Wins)
    No Result
  • 1
    1
    0
    0

Last 4 Meetings

Gujarat Lions established their dominance over the Knight Riders with a scoreline of 3-1 in the last four games. In 2016, Gujarat Lions completed a season double over the Knight Riders after winning both home and away games. In 2017, KKR managed to win the away game, but the Lions did return the favour by beating KKR at their home in the next game.

KKR vs GL 2017 meetings

In 2017, the first match between KKR and GL was played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. The visitors won the toss and invited the Lions to bat first in GL vs KKR 2017 IPL game. The Knight Riders managed to remove the opener Jason Roy early in the innings. The other opener, Brendon McCullum, alongside Suresh Raina added quick 50 runs for the 2nd wicket. He scored 35 runs off 24 deliveries before getting out. The next batsman Aaron Finch got out cheaply in his quest to increase the run-rate. However, Dinesh Karthik did well to stick around Raina and score some quick runs. Both players added 87 runs before DK was dismissed for 47 runs off 25 deliveries on the last delivery of the innings. Suresh Raina remained not out for 68 runs. Kuldeep Yadav picked up 2 wickets for 25 runs in his 4 overs. Gujarat Lions posted a total of 183/4 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, Kolkata made a light work of the target. Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn completed the chase inside 15 overs without losing a wicket. While Gautam Gambhir scored 76 runs unbeaten of 48 deliveries, Chris Lynn exploded with 91 runs unbeaten off 41 deliveries. He hit 8 sixes during his knock to derail GL’s bowling.

The reverse fixture was played at the iconic Eden Gardens where Gujarat Lions won the toss and opted to bowl first. Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a flyer courtesy Sunil Narine (42 runs off 17 deliveries). The spinner added 45 runs in 3.2 overs alongside Gautam Gambhir for the first wicket. After the departure of Narine, Gambhir (33 runs) added 69 runs with Robin Uthappa for the 2nd wicket. Uthappa scored 72 runs off 48 deliveries before getting out. Manish Pandey and Yousuf Pathan did the finishing job towards the end, and KKR posted a total of 187/5 in 20 overs.

Chasing the target, Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum provided Gujarat Lions with an explosive start. The openers added 42 runs in 3.3 overs for the first wicket before Finch was dismissed at a score of 31 runs. B Mac (33 runs off 17 deliveries) added another 31 runs alongside Suresh Raina for the 2nd wicket. From that juncture, the Lions kept losing wicket at the one end, but Suresh Raina kept scoring runs with the full flow at the other end. Ravindra Jadeja managed to stick around his skipper, and Raina took his team closer to the target. He scored 84 runs off 46 deliveries before getting dismissed. Jadeja and James Faulkner completed the formalities to complete a brilliant win by 4 wickets with 1.4 overs remaining. Kuldeep Yadav was the only bowler who impressed for Kolkata with the figures of 2/33 in 4 overs. Suresh Raina was awarded player of the match for his whirlwind knock

LAST 4 ENCOUNTERS
Played GL KKR No Result
4310

Top Batsmen for Gujarat Lions

Dinesh Karthik leads the batting charts for the Lions against the team from the capital. The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 177 runs in 4 games at a strike rate of 145.08. Suresh Raina follows him with 109 runs in 4 games for the Lions against Delhi Capitals. Aaron Finch has scored 101 runs for the Lions in 3 innings against the Capitals at a strike rate of over 160. Dwayne Smith is also there with 85 runs in 4 innings for GL against DC.

Top Batsmen for Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir leads the batting charts for the Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions with a total of 122 runs in 4 games. Robin Uthappa follows him with 111 runs in 3 innings for KKR against the Lions from Gujarat. Yousuf Pathan has also scored 110 runs in 3 innings against GL. Australian batsman Chris Lynn did manage to score 91 runs for KKR in the single game he played vs Gujarat Lions.

TOP 4 BATSMEN (among current players)
Gujarat Lions
No. Player Innings Not out Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
1 SK Raina 4 2 219 109.50 145.03 0 3
2 KD Karthik 4 0 113 28.25 173.85 0 1
3 BB McCullum 4 0 103 25.75 151.47 0 0
4 AJ Finch 4 0 101 25.25 180.36 0 0
Kolkata Knight Riders
No. Player Innings Not out Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
1 G Gambhir 4 1 122 40.67 135.56 0 1
2 RV Uthappa 3 0 111 37.00 144.16 0 1
3 YK Pathan 3 2 110 110.00 135.80 0 1
4 CA Lynn 1 1 93 NA 226.83 0 1
    AT HOME
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    SK Raina
    1
    1
    68
    NA
    133.33
    0
    1
  • 2
    KD Karthik
    1
    0
    47
    47.00
    188.00
    0
    0
  • 3
    BB McCullum
    1
    0
    35
    35.00
    145.83
    0
    0
  • 4
    AJ Finch
    1
    0
    15
    15.00
    187.50
    0
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    RV Uthappa
    2
    0
    86
    43.00
    148.28
    0
    1
  • 2
    YK Pathan
    2
    2
    74
    NA
    164.44
    0
    1
  • 3
    Shakib Al Hasan
    2
    2
    67
    NA
    134.00
    0
    1
  • 4
    SP Narine
    1
    0
    42
    42.00
    247.06
    0
    0
  • AT AWAY
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    SK Raina
    2
    0
    98
    49.00
    153.12
    0
    1
  • 2
    BB McCullum
    2
    0
    62
    31.00
    151.22
    0
    0
  • 3
    AJ Finch
    2
    0
    60
    30.00
    240.00
    0
    0
  • 4
    KD Karthik
    2
    0
    54
    27.00
    168.75
    0
    1
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    CA Lynn
    1
    1
    93
    NA
    226.83
    0
    1
  • 2
    G Gambhir
    1
    1
    76
    NA
    158.33
    0
    1
  • AT NEUTRAL
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    SK Raina
    1
    1
    53
    NA
    147.22
    0
    1
  • 2
    AJ Finch
    1
    0
    26
    26.00
    113.04
    0
    0
  • 3
    KD Karthik
    1
    0
    12
    12.00
    150.00
    0
    0
  • 4
    RA Jadeja
    1
    1
    11
    NA
    110.00
    0
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Not out
    Runs
    Average
    SR
    100s
    50s
  • 1
    YK Pathan
    1
    0
    36
    36.00
    100.00
    0
    0
  • 2
    RV Uthappa
    1
    0
    25
    25.00
    131.58
    0
    0
  • 3
    SA Yadav
    1
    0
    17
    17.00
    121.43
    0
    0
  • 4
    JO Holder
    1
    0
    13
    13.00
    162.50
    0
    0

Top Bowlers for Gujarat Lions

Dwayne Smith has picked up 5 wickets against KKR for GL in the 4 games. Praveen Kumar follows him with 3 wickets in 4 innings against KKR. Dhawal Kulkarni managed to pick 2 wickets in 4 games for GL vs KKR, while Basil Thampi bagged a single wicket in the only game he played against KKR for GL.

Top Bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders

Kuldeep Yadav is the leading wicket-taker for KKR against Gujarat Lions with 4 wickets in just 2 games. He is followed by the leggie Piyush Chawla and Nathan Coulter-Nile who have picked up 2 wickets each against GL for KKR. Umesh Yadav has also accounted for one wicket in 2 games for KKR against the Gujarat-based franchise.

TOP 4 BOWLERS (among current players)
Gujarat Lions
No. Player Innings Wickets 5w 4w
1 DR Smith 4 5 0 1
2 P Kumar 4 3 0 0
3 DS Kulkarni 4 2 0 0
4 Basil Thampi 1 1 0 0
Kolkata Knight Riders
No. Player Innings Wickets 5w 4w
1 Kuldeep Yadav 2 4 0 0
2 NM Coulter-Nile 1 2 0 0
3 PP Chawla 2 2 0 0
4 GB Hogg 1 1 0 0
    AT HOME
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • No record...
    Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • 1
    Kuldeep Yadav
    1
    2
    0
    0
  • 2
    NM Coulter-Nile
    1
    2
    0
    0
  • 3
    GB Hogg
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • 4
    PP Chawla
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • AT AWAY
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • 1
    P Kumar
    2
    3
    0
    0
  • 2
    DR Smith
    2
    1
    0
    0
  • 3
    Basil Thampi
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • 4
    JP Faulkner
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • 1
    Kuldeep Yadav
    1
    2
    0
    0
  • 2
    TA Boult
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • 3
    PP Chawla
    1
    1
    0
    0
  • AT NEUTRAL
    Gujarat Lions
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • 1
    DR Smith
    4
    4
    0
    0
  • 2
    DJ Bravo
    2
    1
    0
    0
  • 3
    SB Jakati
    2
    1
    0
    0
  • 4
    DS Kulkarni
    4
    1
    0
    0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • No.
    Player
    Innings
    Wickets
    5w
    4w
  • 1
    SP Narine
    3
    1
    0
    0
  • 2
    M Morkel
    2
    1
    0
    0
  • 3
    AS Rajpoot
    1
    1
    0
    0

Player Battles


    SK Raina vs Kuldeep Yadav
    Batsman: SK Raina
    Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 51
    44
    11
    2
    2
    115.91
    2
  • SK Raina vs NM Coulter-Nile
    Batsman: SK Raina
    Bowler: NM Coulter-Nile
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 20
    13
    6
    2
    1
    153.85
    1
  • SK Raina vs PP Chawla
    Batsman: SK Raina
    Bowler: PP Chawla
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 175
    101
    29
    15
    10
    173.27
    4
  • KD Karthik vs Kuldeep Yadav
    Batsman: KD Karthik
    Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 2
    3
    1
    0
    0
    66.67
    0
  • KD Karthik vs NM Coulter-Nile
    Batsman: KD Karthik
    Bowler: NM Coulter-Nile
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 2
    2
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    1
  • KD Karthik vs PP Chawla
    Batsman: KD Karthik
    Bowler: PP Chawla
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 56
    47
    20
    4
    3
    119.15
    2
  • BB McCullum vs Kuldeep Yadav
    Batsman: BB McCullum
    Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 27
    17
    6
    2
    2
    158.82
    1
  • BB McCullum vs NM Coulter-Nile
    Batsman: BB McCullum
    Bowler: NM Coulter-Nile
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 19
    6
    1
    3
    1
    316.67
    1
  • BB McCullum vs PP Chawla
    Batsman: BB McCullum
    Bowler: PP Chawla
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 63
    60
    31
    6
    3
    105.00
    4
  • G Gambhir vs DR Smith
    Batsman: G Gambhir
    Bowler: DR Smith
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 9
    7
    1
    1
    0
    128.57
    0
  • G Gambhir vs P Kumar
    Batsman: G Gambhir
    Bowler: P Kumar
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 88
    64
    23
    12
    1
    137.50
    2
  • G Gambhir vs DS Kulkarni
    Batsman: G Gambhir
    Bowler: DS Kulkarni
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 43
    34
    13
    7
    0
    126.47
    0
  • G Gambhir vs SK Raina
    Batsman: G Gambhir
    Bowler: SK Raina
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 26
    29
    10
    2
    0
    89.66
    0
  • G Gambhir vs Basil Thampi
    Batsman: G Gambhir
    Bowler: Basil Thampi
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    100.00
    0
  • RV Uthappa vs DR Smith
    Batsman: RV Uthappa
    Bowler: DR Smith
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 4
    7
    3
    0
    0
    57.14
    1
  • RV Uthappa vs P Kumar
    Batsman: RV Uthappa
    Bowler: P Kumar
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 56
    44
    18
    6
    2
    127.27
    1
  • RV Uthappa vs DS Kulkarni
    Batsman: RV Uthappa
    Bowler: DS Kulkarni
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 60
    39
    17
    9
    2
    153.85
    3
  • RV Uthappa vs SK Raina
    Batsman: RV Uthappa
    Bowler: SK Raina
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 17
    14
    4
    2
    0
    121.43
    0
  • RV Uthappa vs Basil Thampi
    Batsman: RV Uthappa
    Bowler: Basil Thampi
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 16
    7
    2
    2
    1
    228.57
    0
  • YK Pathan vs DR Smith
    Batsman: YK Pathan
    Bowler: DR Smith
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 24
    20
    5
    3
    0
    120.00
    0
  • YK Pathan vs P Kumar
    Batsman: YK Pathan
    Bowler: P Kumar
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 32
    21
    8
    5
    0
    152.38
    1
  • YK Pathan vs DS Kulkarni
    Batsman: YK Pathan
    Bowler: DS Kulkarni
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 20
    19
    8
    2
    0
    105.26
    1
  • YK Pathan vs SK Raina
    Batsman: YK Pathan
    Bowler: SK Raina
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 10
    9
    3
    1
    0
    111.11
    0
  • YK Pathan vs Basil Thampi
    Batsman: YK Pathan
    Bowler: Basil Thampi
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    100.00
    0
  • CA Lynn vs DR Smith
    Batsman: CA Lynn
    Bowler: DR Smith
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 23
    6
    1
    1
    3
    383.33
    0
  • CA Lynn vs P Kumar
    Batsman: CA Lynn
    Bowler: P Kumar
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 8
    6
    1
    1
    0
    133.33
    0
  • CA Lynn vs DS Kulkarni
    Batsman: CA Lynn
    Bowler: DS Kulkarni
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 46
    17
    3
    5
    3
    270.59
    0
  • CA Lynn vs SK Raina
    Batsman: CA Lynn
    Bowler: SK Raina
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
  • CA Lynn vs Basil Thampi
    Batsman: CA Lynn
    Bowler: Basil Thampi
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
    NA
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs DR Smith
    Batsman: Shakib Al Hasan
    Bowler: DR Smith
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 7
    15
    11
    1
    0
    46.67
    2
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs P Kumar
    Batsman: Shakib Al Hasan
    Bowler: P Kumar
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 10
    4
    0
    2
    0
    250.00
    0
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs DS Kulkarni
    Batsman: Shakib Al Hasan
    Bowler: DS Kulkarni
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 29
    17
    5
    5
    0
    170.59
    0
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs SK Raina
    Batsman: Shakib Al Hasan
    Bowler: SK Raina
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 6
    3
    0
    1
    0
    200.00
    0
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs Basil Thampi
    Batsman: Shakib Al Hasan
    Bowler: Basil Thampi
  • Runs
    Balls
    Dots
    4s
    6s
    SR
    Dismissals
  • 1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    100.00
    0
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