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IPL 2017 : Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions 7 May #Prediction

IPL 2017 : Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions 7 May #Prediction

Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions Match Prediction, scheduled at Mohali, Punjab on the 7th of May, 2017. Check the complete match preview, toss prediction, playing 11, key player prediction and which team has more chances of winning today’s match?

Kings XI Punjab

Having lost some form during the course of last 3 weeks, Punjab has hit back at probably the best possible time. The team is starting to show confidence on the field and that reflected in their performance against RCB – where a collective team effort was the reason for them being able to defend a modest total of just 138. Given, the batting didn’t click but considering that RCB bundled out for just 119 – the pitch at M Chinaswamy was probably not for the batsmen, in which case 138 was actually a good score.

IPL 2017 : First Innings Score

At Mohali, Punjab would want to get a score of over 160+ while batting first. We know Gujarat Lions to be a threatening batting side that is coming into this match after having made 200+ against DD while batting first.

IPL 2017 : Predicted XI – Amla, Guptill, Marsh, Vohra, Maxwell*, Saha(WK), A Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, Natarajan

Gujarat Lions

The Lions will be disheartened by the performance that their bowlers gave in the last match – unable to defend a total of 208 versus a relatively inexperienced DD batting unit. It was however a top-class knock from Pant that delivered the goods for Delhi but one cannot overlook the inability of Gujarat’s bowlers to contain runs and that too when Delhi had lost an early wicket. This has been the story for GL all this season, a franchise that showed great promise last year has this year faded into darkness as they’ve been unable to finish close matches in their favour and thus the current ranking of 7th in the points table.

IPL 2017 : First Innings Score

GL batted really well against DD and they’d want to trust their batsmen to deliver the goods again. We predict a total of 150+ for GL in this match.

IPL 2017 : Predicted XI – Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Raina*, Karthik(WK), Ishan Kishan, Jadeja, Faulkner, Sangwan, Thampi, Soni

BIG NEWS : Brendon McCullum is out of IPL 2017 due to problems in left-hamstring.

IPL 2017 : Toss

Gujarat Lions will win the toss and opt to bowl first. GL depends heavily on their batsmen and that showed in their last match, where even a total above 200+ couldn’t guarantee them a victory. They’d want to chase and go after whatever target it is that Punjab set them.

IPL 2017 : Match Winning Team

Kings XI Punjab will come into the match with great deal of confidence. Still in contention to make it to the playoffs, Punjab side has all to play for and they’ll come hard against GL’s weak looking bowling line-up, which can suffer damage from explosive hitters like Maxwell, Amla, Marsh & Guptill.

IPL 2017 : Key Player Prediction

IPL 2017 : Can the 'big show' fire against GL?
IPL 2017 : Can the ‘big show’ fire against GL?

Glenn Maxwell – it’s time that the ‘big show’ came good for this side in yet another crucial game. We predict that Maxwell will step upto the occasion and make in excess of 30+.

 

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So, do you think Punjab will beat GL and step an inch closer to the playoffs birth? Without McCullum, do the Gujarat Lions look vulnerable? Do let us know your opinion in the comment box below.

 

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