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KKR Vs GL – IPL Prediction: Who Will Win Today? Kings XI Punjab OR Gujarat Lions?

KKR Vs GL – IPL Prediction: Who Will Win Today? Kings XI Punjab OR Gujarat Lions?

IPL Prediction 2017 for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions at Eden Garden, Kolkata – IPL 2017 Clash on 21st of April, 2017.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Today’s Match Prediction: First Innings Score

The batting unit for KKR is in terrific form with Gambhir having held the orange cap (most runs in tournament) for a short while, Uthappa coming good against DD with a 69, Manish Pandey’s form and Yusuf Pathan’s striking back into the runs against DD with a 59– they’ll look to get 160+.

Even with no Lynn, KKR is still going strong

Coming from a victory against the Delhi Daredevils – a match that they could have easily lost as they needed 8 runs off 3 balls to clinch the win but due to the excellence of Manish Pandey; who showed terrific composure under a pressure situation, the KKR side managed to come out as a winner against DD at Kotla. The win put them at 1st spot in the points table and it seems KKR has found the much required momentum, inspite of suffering the huge blow of losing Chris Lynn due to an injury which he suffered while fielding earlier in IPL 2017.

KKR’s winning due to its batting, the bowling remains a slight concern

One aspect where KKR will be keen to improve is their bowling. Given, Narine is one bowler who has bowled really well for KKR in the season thus far, usually going below 6 to the over but it’s the foreign talent in Woakes, Grand De Homme and Coulter Nile that are yet to show wicket taking abilities to not only put a break on the run flow of the opposition but contribute in result changing factors with bowling performances that win matches for KKR as it is quite fair to say that KKR’s wins are largely due to their batting and not bowling.

Gujarat Lions

Today’s Match Prediction : First Innings Score

Gujarat Lions will be desperately hoping that their key batsmen McCullum, Finch & Raina fire – 160+ is what they’ll ideally hope to get.

Gujarat Lions has failed to build momentum

A side that was by far one of the favourites prior to the start of IPL 2017 has suffered a very major disappointment in terms of how it has played on the pitch as opposed to the talent that it has with itself in the XI and on the bench. Having beaten Pune, Gujarat Lions would have hoped to continue the winning run against Mumbai Indians but it wasn’t to be as they were given a serious beating – losing by 6 wickets in their 2nd last match, failing to capitalize on the victory from their previous match.

The Gujarat Lions bowlers are unable to contain opposition’s run flow

Similar expectations would have risen against an equally troubled side in RCB – that too has star players but that wasn’t translating into wins but Lions lost to them as well and by 21 runs, making it their 2nd loss on a trot. The real concern for Gujarat relies on their bowling and against RCB – 4 of GL’s total of six bowlers bowled went over 9 to the over; in t20’s a team simply cannot win matches when bowlers aren’t containing runs and this is just the case with Gujarat Lions.

Today’s Match Prediction, Who’ll win today between KKR VS GL Match?

With form of the team and individual players into consideration– KKR will step into the match as more confident of the two sides, they’re after all no.1 in the points table while the Gujarat Lions find themselves at the lower half (bottom 4). KKR should clinch this and maintain their winning momentum.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction : Key Player Prediction

IPL Prediction 2017 : It is an ideal stage for Raina to come firing for GL
IPL Prediction 2017 : It is an ideal stage for Raina to come firing for GL

Suresh Raina – the Gujarat Lions captain has thus far not had the kind of IPL season that he would’ve imagined. The team has been badly thrashed by opponents – specifically the bowling and therefore he as captain has more responsibility to change things around and we believe he can with the talent he has. He should score in excess of 30+.

IPL 2017 Previous Match Accurate Predictions

We had put KKR as favourite to win against Delhi Daredevils, quoting the coming into form of Uthappa. Check that prediction here.

We had predicted that Kohli isn’t too far away from a match changing innings and he delivered on that against Gujarat Lions – with a 50 ball 64. Check that prediction here.

Now, it’s your turn. Vote now and let us know, Who’ll win today?

Who'll win today? KKR OR GL?

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (53%, 9 Votes)
  • Gujarat Lions (47%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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