KXIP now is placed at number 5 with five wins and 10 points by playing total 10 games thus far, while Gujarat Lions (GL) have just 3 wins in 11 games with 6 points.
With Punjab’s win against Bangalore, they have improved their chances of making it to the playoffs. Hashim Amla the African has been their highest run-scorer in this IPL season with 316 runs, which included a century against the toppers MI. Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel and Wriddhiman Saha all have chipped in from time to time but they need to be more consistent in their batting to strengthen their team position at the IPL points table.
For KXIP, the form of their skipper Glenn Maxwell has been a cause of concern. Glenn Maxwell, who can be a deadly player and surely a match winner who can attack any bowling attack on his day, but has not been that successful so far this season, getting less than 200 runs in the 10 games, with an unbeaten 44 runs being his highest score in this IPL season. KXIP pacer Sandeep Sharma has been used brilliant so far in this season and got three-wicket haul that blew away RCB’s top order earlier to set up the win for KXIP last night and he was adjudged man of the match. While if we talk about the Punjab’s seamers Mohit Sharma & Varon Aaron have the ability to do a good job, while spinner Axar Patel has proved himself with 13 wickets so far in the IPL season.
Gujarat Lions (GL) on the other hand, are out of competition and they are fighting at the second last position. Having finished top in the points table in their inaugural season last year, it turned out to be a frustrating campaign for the GL in 2017. Gujarat are coming into the match following back-to-back losses, which also includes the heartbreaking defeat against MI in a thrilling Super Over finish at their home ground.
Another heartbreaking match of GL was against DD in which despite posting a huge total of 208 runs, the Lions were swept away by the DD’s wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant who sensationally scored 97 runs off just 43 balls and opener Sanju Samson’s 61 and they would still be rocking from the 7 wickets win.
Gujarat Lions have also suffered a body blow losing their best opener the Bazz Brendon McCullum, who will miss the remaining matches after suffering a hamstring injury. GL skipper Suresh Raina & keeper Dinesh Karthik have done most of their scoring & with the likes of Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith in their batting line-up, Gujarat have the ability to tear apart even the strongest of the bowling attack. But more often than not, it is their inexperienced bowling unit which has cost the side dearly. The likes of James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Shardul Thakur and Jadeja have failed to live up to the expectations of the GL side.
Stadium – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
City – Mohali
Capacity – 30000
Ends – Pavilion End, City End
Hosts to – Punjab
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh Pitch Report for International Matches:
Avg 1st innings score – 165
Avg 2nd innings score – 144
Highest Total – 211/4 (19.1 Overs) by Ind vs SL
Highest Chased – 211/4 (19.1 Overs) by Ind vs SL
Lowest Defended – 114/8 (20 Overs) by WIW vs INDW
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh Pitch Report for IPL Matches:
Total matches : 44
Matches won batting first : 19
Matches won bowling first : 25
Average 1st Inns scores : 162
Average 2nd Inns scores : 151
Highest total recorded : 240/5 (20 Overs) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded : 67/10 (17.1 Overs) by DD vs KXIP
Highest score chased : 194/6 (20 Overs) by KXIP vs DC
Lowest score defended : 106/6 (10 Overs) by KXIP vs RCB
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Kings XI Punjab Squad
VR Aaron, Hashim Amla, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, KC Cariappa, Martin Guptill, Gurkeerat Singh, MJ Henry, SE Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (Captain), David Miller, Eoin Morgan, NS Naik, T Natarajan, AR Patel, WP Saha, P Sahu, DJG Sammy, Sandeep Sharma, I Sharma, MM Sharma, RK Singh, MP Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, R Tewatia, M Vohra
Gujarat Lions Squad
Suresh Raina (Captain), AD Nath, SS Agarwal, Basil Thampi, DJ Bravo, Chirag Suri, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, MS Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, SB Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, S Kaushik, DS Kulkarni, P Kumar, Brendon McCullum, MM Patel, Pratham Singh, JJ Roy, PJ Sangwan, JN Shah, SS Shaurya, NB Singh, DR Smith, Tejas Baroka, AJ Tye.