In today’s match of IPL 2017, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing against the Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Kolkata team has been phenomenal right from the beginning this year. Out of the total five matches played they have been successful in winning four of them and are currently leading in the points table of IPL 2017. The Lions are yet not been able to live up to their expectations winning only one out of the total five matches played by them. It will be highly interesting to see which team battles it out in today’s high voltage match.
KKR vs GL Probable Playing 11
In the KKR squad, it is likely that they will be opening with skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Gautam has been very crucial for the Kolkata Knight Riders with his batting skills. The middle order is likely to consist of Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib-Al-Hasan. Manish and Yusuf both have shown powerful performances in the last match of KKR itself. It’s time that Shakib is given a place in the playing 11 too. Suryakumar Yadav and Chris Woakes are also expected to play today. In the bowling side of KKR, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be presumably playing. The bowling department of Kolkata team is very strong and the recent inclusion of Nathan has given the team an overall different dimension.
In the Gujarat team, they will be definitely desperate for a win at this stage. It is likely that they will be opening with Jason Roy and Brendon McCullum. Both are potential hitters with the bat and are expected to deliver today. The middle order is likely to consist of skipper Suresh Raina, along with Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner. Faulkner is expected to deliver as he has the extra onus on his shoulders as a replacement for Dwayne Bravo. In the bowling area, it is presumed that players like Basil Thampi, Andrew Tye, Shadab Jakati and Dhawal Kulkarni will be playing today as well.[socialpoll id=”2435618″]
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