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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.


Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction. Who’ll Win?

Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction. Who’ll Win?

Gujarat Lions Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajkot on the 18th of April, 2017. Let us find out who’ll win today’s match?

IPL 2017 Prediction : Can Gujarat outweigh RCB?
IPL 2017 Prediction: Can Gujarat outweigh RCB?

Gujarat Lions

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

With the form of McCullum, the Gujarat Lions will be looking at a total in excess of 160+.

McCullum has hit form

Brendon McCullum’s form has hit strong and peaking at the right time for the Gujarat Lions and this ensures that they’re able to get off to a good start and capitalize in the initial 6 powerplay overs – exactly what they did against the Mumbai Indians. Making a strong 66 off 44 balls, McCullum guided his side to a strong first innings total of 176 in the first innings – the Gujarat Lions crossed 160 runs in their first innings, as we predicted in our match prediction.

Kartik’s fiery innings guided GL to strong first innings total

A good start from McCullum was forwarded into a strong first innings total by end over accelerations from Dinesh Karthik’s bat– who made 48 off 26 balls; smashing 2 fours and 2 sixes. The batting gave no reasons for concern for the Gujarat Lions – as a total in excess of 170+ gave them a great chance of squaring up Mumbai Indians and squeezing a win.

The bowling let GL down against MI

The Lions were, however, let down deeply by their bowling – which very well won them their last match. Andrew Tye – who grabbed a five-for in the last match was again impressive with 2 wickets, giving away 34 runs in his 4 overs but the other bowlers had very little to show. None of the Gujarat bowlers went at below 8 to the over and that gave the advantage of the Mumbai Indians of scoring on every bowler – winning with 3 balls to spare, with Rohit Sharma; the Mumbai Indians captain scoring 30+ as we predicted. Having won their last match against RPS, Gujarat is again hit in the points table by this loss.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

It’s appalling that in spite of having all the talent, RCB batting unit failed to chase a modest total of 162 versus RPS. They’ll hope to get to 150 in this clash and should Kohli and Villiers get going, they’ll have no trouble reaching there.

The opening combination is a pickle for RCB

This IPL season perhaps marks the first for RCB where they’re having immense trouble finding the right opening combination. The form of Gayle has become a reason for massive concern; with him being dropped for the second time from the side in the short duration of 2 weeks into the IPL 2017. The losing streak for RCB just isn’t ending and this is probably because the Gayle storm seems to be missing from the RCB – much to the disappointment of the fans, who have been let down by the team’s dismal performance in IPL 2017 thus far.

Star players present – star performance awaited

A 29 run loss against RPS – a side that was at the bottom of the points table means that RCB is now going to have a very tough time to make it to the top of the table. The coming back into the team of Virat Kohli and Villiers has also not resulted in match wins and this will concern RCB the most – with star power with them on paper, the results just aren’t there – the form of their star players somehow is lacking match winning ability, at least in the tournament thus far.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Match Winning Team

The Gujarat Lions will back themselves to beat the struggling RCB unit, which has failed to win on their home ground and with this being an away game at Rajkot – Gujarat Lions will believe they have got a great chance of winning this crucial clash.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Key Player

IPL Prediction 2017 : Kohli's blazing form can be expected against GL as RCB's chips are down
IPL Prediction 2017: Kohli’s blazing form can be expected against GL as RCB’s chips are down

Virat Kohli – the Indian & RCB skipper can’t be put away from winning for too long, he’s bound to fire and this might just be the match. We predict him scoring over 30+.

What do you say? Who’ll win today?

Who'll win today? RCB Vs GL?

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Gujarat Lions (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Gujarat Lions Vs Rising Pune Supergiant : IPL Match Prediction – Who will win today?

Gujarat Lions Vs Rising Pune Supergiant : IPL Match Prediction – Who will win today?

13th Match: Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant at Rajkot, 14th of April, IPL 2017

Gujarat Lions

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

The Gujarat Lions will get over 160+. With someone as explosive as McCullum opening the batting, it’s probably the right idea to also utilize Dwayne Smith to his fullest potential as an opener or rather not play him at all and get an overseas bowler.

The Gujarat Lions run of losing cannot be explained

2-0, the figure appallingly doesn’t indicate 2 wins in 2 matches for the Lions but rather 2 in 2 losses. A side that has all the talent on paper has somehow not shown the same talent that appears on paper, on the field. Starting from McCullum at the top and Finch, Raina, Smith in the middle order – it really is a pickle how Lions are still not able to utilize this talent into a match winning formula.

The bowling unit needs some serious overhaul

The Lions has a major concern in form of their bowling unit. While it seems only a time factor until their batting unit clicks and starts putting big totals on board, the bowling looks weak and lacks the firepower to stop the flow of runs or take consistent wickets. Faulkner and Tye remained out of the side in Lions the last match as the team management opted to play 4 overseas batsmen – a strategy that’s clearing not working.


Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

The Rising Pune Supergiant are coming from an absolute thrashing against the Delhi Daredevils, 150+ will be what they’ll be aiming at.

Bowled out for 108, Pune’s star power failed to gaze a winning opportunity

After Smith’s heroics in the first match against the Mumbai Indians, the Rising Pune Supergiant has been hit hard with 2 successive losses. Their last match against the Delhi Daredevils exposed the weakness in the Pune batting order – that depends heavily on Steve Smith, who missed out in the match due to an illness. Bundled out for 108 on a pitch where Delhi scored 205 and Samson scored a ton, the Pune unit will be bamboozled by the poor show.

Pune need Smith to be back fit & lead the side

The returning of Steve Smith is key to Pune bouncing back. Not only is he a key batsman for the franchise, he’s also their captain and tends to lead by example. Smith’s absence showed in Pune’s improper handling of resources in their last match against DD, in which they were surprisingly captained by Rahane and not MS Dhoni.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who’ll win this match?

With 2 sides that are equally desperate for a win, the Gujarat Lions look stronger of the two on paper. The Lions should wrap this in their favor subject to them performing as per the talent they have on their side and not what we’ve come to see in their last 2 matches.

 IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Key Player

Suresh Raina will be desperate to tick off a win in IPL 2017

Suresh Raina – playing against some of his ex-team mates from CSK, Raina will be keen to lead his side by example as their captain. Raina had a good start to the IPL but looked out of sync in Lions’ last match, we predict he will score in excess of 30+ in the match.

Now, it’s your turn? Who’ll win today? Vote below:

Who'll win GL Vs RPS? Vote below and the result!

  • Gujarat Lions (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Rising Pune Supergiant (33%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad will back Yuvraj to deliver the goods

The Sunrisers Hyderabad unit comes into the match with a very strong performance in their inaugural IPL 2017 match versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hyderabad will back Yuvraj Singh to go out into the middle and play an innings similar to the first match – fearless and just like how we know Yuvraj at his best.

The SRH look absolutely balanced on paper

The bowling unit for Hyderabad looks equally strong as their batting – with Afghanistani young spin-wizard in Rashid Khan, Nehra & Bhuvaneshwar from India supported by Moises Henriques who can put a stoppage on the run-rate in the middle order along with Hooda, both of whom are explosive batsmen – the SRH has a very balanced side.

The captain needs to step up

Warner hasn’t had great last 6 months and his tour to India wasn’t very impressive in terms of scoring to show, he’ll be keen to change things around and come big as the captain of the side.

IPL 2017 1st Innings Score Predictor IF Sunrisers Hyderabad Bats First: 

The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be backing Yuvraj to play his big shots, along with Henriques to give the middle order some strength. However, it’ll really depend on Warner’s form that will dictate how big a total the Sunrisers can get. We predict in excess of 160+.

Gujarat Lions

The bowling is a major concern

The Lions are coming into the match with an absolute beating in their first match of the tournament against KKR. Putting up 180+ with the bat, the Lions bowling was ordinary and needs the serious overhaul. The KKR won the match by 10 wickets and with relative ease, with no likelihood of Lions grabbing a wicket anytime during their innings.

Replacing Bravo and Jadeja is proving a nightmare

The absence of Jadeja and Bravo looked visibly affecting the Lions in their opening match. While Jadeja and Bravo are quality bowlers, they also offer plenty with the bat and there’s another aspect to their game – quality fielding. Replacing them won’t come easy for Lions.

Perhaps Lions need an overseas bowler

Lions need to consider playing an overseas bowler instead of 4 overseas batsmen. Andrew Tye and James Faulkner from Australia are quality t20 bowlers and one of them will probably get a game against RCB.

IPL 2017 1st Innings Score Predictor IF Gujarat Lions Bats First: 

With the firepower of McCullum, Finch, and Raina – the Lions would be gutted they didn’t get more runs against KKR. This time though they’ll probably not repeat the same mistake and will be looking to make the most of the opportunities in Hyderabad. 170+ is what they should get with such explosive batsmen in their side.

IPL 2017 Match Winner Predictor: 

Sunrisers Hyderabad will go into the match as favorites purely because Gujarat Lions have exposed their poor bowling unit in the last match while Hyderabad looks to be a much more balanced side. The home advantage will also play in Hyderabad’s favor.

IPL 2017 Key Player Predictor: 

IPL 2017 Match Prediction : Brendon McCullum's form will dictate Gujarat Lions fate versus Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Brendon McCullum’s form will dictate Gujarat Lions fate versus Sunrisers Hyderabad

Will it be McCullum’s day?

Brendon McCullum, the ex-New Zealand skipper looked in fine touch against KKR and is an absolutely dangerous prospect for Sunrisers hopes of winning against Lions, getting his wicket will be a key to winning. McCullum though should get above 30+ in the match.

Who'll win today's match between Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Gujarat Lions? Vote below 😉

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Gujarat Lions (33%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

The IPL carnival enters its 3rd day and the 2 teams that will go head to head on 7th of April, 2017 are Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajkot Cricket Stadium. Let us do an analysis of Who will today’s match?

Lions had a rather wonderful start to their IPL journey with qualification to the top 4 in the last year’s IPL. As per many pundits of the game, they were the likeliest to lift the trophy but a few slips here and there cost them the tournament but there’s no taking away the fact that they were and they’re a formidable unit – one of title contenders.

Kolkata Knight Riders had a 50-50 IPL last year, some of their matches were full of tremendous performances whilst in other their inconsistency was clearly highlighted and therefore it was this part of their game that cost them. This year, KKR would hope to build a consistent route through the tournament to carry themselves into the top 4.

Gujarat Lions

Can McCullum deliver for Lions, having retired from the international stage? Image: WisdenIndia

The list of injuries continues

One of their key players in Dwayne Bravo will sit out for at least first 2 games of the tournament due to an injury. Another major blow for the side comes in form of Ravindra Jadeja sitting out of the first 2 weeks of this year’s IPL due to his injuries owing to a lengthy home season for India.

Lions are backed by strong overseas talent

The foreign talent looks quite formidable for the Lions with McCullum and Smith opening the batting, Finch in the middle order and Faulkner as someone who can deceive the batsmen with pace and variations.

Lions – without key players like Bravo and Jadeja

In the local talent, Lions have Raina, Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati and Dhawan Kulkarni to balance the side. With the absence of Bravo and Jadeja, the Lions side doesn’t look as strong as last year and relies heavily on their batting.

IPL 2017 1st Innings Score Predictor IF Gujarat Bats First: 

With fire power of McCullum, Smith, Raina, Finch and Faulkner, the Lions should make a total in excess of 160+.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR have been hit hard with the absence of Andre Russell Image : Youtube

Kolkata lose Russell and Umesh

KKR too have been hit by injuries. Umesh Yadav will sit out from the tournament for 2 weeks due to hip and lower-back issues, while Andre Russell is banned from international cricket for 1 year.

Can KKR’s local talent fire?

Russell has been replaced by the New Zealander in Grand De Homme. Gambhir will captain the side and open the batting with Uthappa, the onus on local talent in Surya Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey & Kuldeep Yadav makes KKR a really dangerous side – for they don’t depend heavily on their overseas players but it’s the consistency factor that again comes in on whether this local talent can fire match after match.

Can KKR find the right mix of foreign talent with local talent?

KKR has a fine mix of foreign talent with Chris Lynn, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Grand De Homme and Trent Boult to choose from and should they find the right composition, KKR can very well be one of the stronger sides in the tournament, led by Gambhir.

IPL 1st Innings Score Predictor IF Kolkata Bats First: –

The Kolkata Knight Riders lack an aggressor in their middle order, someone like Russell. They’ll rely heavily on Pathan to get them to a big score. We predict a total in excess of 150+ for KKR.

Stats :

  • Average first innings total: 157
  • Suresh Raina has never given away his wicket to Sunil Narine
  • Spinners at Rajkot average 9+, it’s not a spinner friendly venue

Question to the readers: 

Can Kolkata Knight Riders overcome the loss of Russell to their side’s composition?

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: 

The Gujarat Lions in spite of not having Jadeja and Bravo in their side still have a much more fire powered batting unit – which can enable them to reach or chase a big total. The bowling will remain a concern but should Faulkner grab a few early wickets, the Lions look like the favorites to win.

IPL 2017 Key Player Predictor: 

Robin Uthappa will be the key with the bat for KKR at the top. He played a crucial role for KKR last season and we predict that he will score in excess of 20 runs in the match.

What you say? Who’ll win today?