Watch 26th Match of IPL 2017 Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
26th Match of IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab
The match is scheduled to begin on April 23, 2017. 16:00 local time (10:30 GMT)
Gujarat Lions: AD Nath, SS Agarwal, Basil Thampi, DJ Bravo, Chirag Suri, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, MS Gony, Ishan Kishan, RA Jadeja, SB Jakati, KD Karthik, S Kaushik, DS Kulkarni, P Kumar, BB McCullum, MM Patel, Pratham Singh, SK Raina, JJ Roy, PJ Sangwan, JN Shah, SS Shaurya, NB Singh, DR Smith, Tejas Baroka, AJ Tye
Kings XI Punjab: VR Aaron, HM Amla, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, KC Cariappa, MJ Guptill, Gurkeerat Singh, MJ Henry, SE Marsh, GJ Maxwell, DA Miller, EJG 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
This could be the last game for Gujarat Lions without their key allrounder Dwayne Bravo who is expected to be available for the team’s next outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore. England batsman Jason Roy wishes to focus on the upcoming Champions Trophy and is unlikely to return to the IPL.
Brendon McCullum has scored the most runs for Gujarat Lions and is currently ranking among the top 5 batsmen of the season. Suresh Raina has also been good with the bat and he too will have a big role to play in this match. Australia’s Andrew Tye has been the standout bowler for the Lions this IPL and he will be the key bowler for his team against KXIP. The fast bowler has been among the wickets and batsmen have found it hard to read his pace variations.
Gujarat Lions, despite having a star studded lineup, are lying at the bottom half of the IPL leaderboard. They do have a formidable batting lineup but their bowling is what that has been letting them down.
Hashim Amla is averaging 58.50 and has one hundred and one fifty to his name so far. The opening batsman blasted 104 runs off just 60 balls against a quality attack of Mumbai Indians and he is definitely the key man for KXIP going into this game. Glenn Maxwell has also shown signs of good form and he can be highly destructive. Bowling will depend mainly on Axar Patel who has the best economical figures among the lot.
Kings XI Punjab have two wins and four defeats from the six league games they have played so far in this season of the Indian Premier League. The loss to Mumbai Indians was their fourth consecutive of the season and they really need to fix their bowling issues quickly before time runs out for them.
Gujarat Lions won the toss and elected to bowl.
Kings XI Punjab won by 26 runs.
Player of the match: HM Amla (Kings XI Punjab).
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