In today’s match in the IPL, Gujarat Lions will be taking on the mighty Kings XI Punjab. The two teams have faced each other twice in the last season of the IPL and both have them have won one match each. However this time, both the teams will be eager to bank on their third win. With two wins from six matches, both the team are placed in the lower half of the points table.
While on one hand, Gujarat is on the very last position of the IPL 2017, Punjab is in the third last above Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Preview: Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing 11
Talking about the team formation for the Kings Xi Punjab Playing XI today, the batting order can be expected to start with Manan Bohra and Hashim Amla. Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha and Marcus Stoinis gives the team a strong middle order. In Wriddhiman Saha, the team has found a very dependable wicket keeper-batsman. The player has for long been a regular part of the KXIP playing XI team. Well, after Stoinis, one can expect the like of Axar Patel, who is yet another talent who can have some quick fireworks with the bat. The bowling department will most likely consist of Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma and Varun Aaron.
Preview: Gujarat Lions Probable Playing 11
The Gujarat Lion’s Team has been suffering from some poor bowling performance, much like the Kings XI Punjab. However, the team squad is expected not to experiment with the openers, as they have played some good cricket in the past and has been able to give the Gujarat team some good start. The opening pair will have the likes of Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch. Suresh Raina the captain of the team will be the next in line. Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan and Ravindra Jadeja gives the team a strong middle order. The team will bank on four bowlers, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni and Basil Thampi.
Who Will Win Today’s Match
With two strong batting order clashing in today’s match, the match prediction of KXIP vs GL is expected to have some great hitting. However, in today’s match, we expect the bowlers to win it for the teams.
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