Preview : Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab

Gujarat Lions and Kings 11 Punjab, both are even after 6 games. They have won 2 and lost 4 matches. Both of them are at the bottom half of the table.

Both the teams would be very desperate to win their next match.

Gujarat played their last match excellently when all the batsmen contributed some runs. They had an explosive start in the last match.

Coming to KX1P, their losing streak is now of 4 games. They won 2 consecutive matches in the starting but since then they have not managed to win a single match.

If bowler do well, Batsmen let the team down and vice versa.



Head to head 

Lions and Kings XI have a 1-1 record against each other, winning their respective away games in 2016.




Pitch & conditions

Pitch has been excellent for batting  in Rajkot as it has witnessed too much of high scoring contests hope for another high scoring thriller today.



Probable XI

Kings XI Punjab : 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 5 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Mohit Sharma, 9 Sandeep Sharma, 10 Varun Aaron, 11 Ishant Sharma


Gujarat Lions : 1 Brendon McCullum, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Suresh Raina (capt), 4 Dwayne Smith/Dwaye Bravo, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Ishan Kishan, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 James Faulkner, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 Dhawal Kulkarni, 11 Basil Thampi




Watch out for


Maxwell :

He has been a captain on which the team can rely upon. He is playing with a very high strike rate. He shifts the gear from the very first ball he plays.His contribution is very important for KXIP



Aaron Finch:

He looked in excellent touch in the last match. He scored runs with a very high strike rate. He started smashing from the very first ball. Last win was desperately required for the team and he gave a good start.



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