GT vs KKR toss result:
Gujarat Titans stand-in captain Rashid Khan won the toss and elected to field first.
Why is Hardik Pandya not playing today?
Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders team changes:
Vijay Shankar gets to start the match in place of Hardik Pandya, who is ill and is resting today. For KKR, Lockie Ferguson and N Jagadeesan replaced Tim Southee and Mandeep Singh.
Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI and Substitute List for Impact Player:
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders substitutes: Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, David Wiese, Mandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer
Gujarat Titans substitutes: Jayant Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Mohit Sharma, Matthew Wade, Joshua Little
Impact Player rule in IPL 2023:
The Indian Premier League 2023 also sees, for the first time in the competition’s history, the Impact Player rule. The BCCI has decided to introduce this new rule as it believes this will add a new tactical, strategic dimension to the game. A number of team sports in the world like football, rugby, basketball, and baseball allow teams to make tactical substitutions where the substitute is allowed to perform or participate like any other regular player.
Every captain will have to nominate substitutes and any one of them can be used as the team’s Impact Player and can bring that player into play at any time in the match – be it before the start of the second innings of the match; at the end of an over; at the fall of a wicket or when a batter retires.
Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Srikar Bharat, Mohit Sharma, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Odean Smith, Shivam Mavi, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, N Jagadeesan, Jason Roy,