GL vs KKR Live Preview – Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live

Match Details:

Match: GL vs KKR, 51st Match, Indian Premier League, 2016
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 02:30 PM GMT, 8 PM IST
Venue: Green Park, Kanpur

Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Sheldon Jackson, Rajagopal Sathish, Manan Sharma, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot

Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik, Sarabjit Ladda, James Faulkner, Paras Dogra, Shadab Jakati, Eklavya Dwivedi, Jaydev Shah, Dale Steyn, Andrew Tye, Pravin Tambe, Akshdeep Nath, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ishan Kishan

The Knight Riders will be handicapped by the absence of in-from all-rounder Andre Russell, and Gujarat Lions will look to capitalise on the void at the Green Park, which will be hosting its first-ever IPL match.

In the pecking order, KKR are placed in second position with 14 points and a good positive net run rate, despite being humbled by Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets in their last match.

The two-time former champions have won seven matches and lost five in 12 outings so far, and a win tomorrow will definitely bring them closer to a play-off berth. In their maiden season, the Lions are at the moment occupying the fourth place with 14 points, but their net run rate is inferior to Knight Riders.

They have also won as many games as the Gautam Gambhir-led side. Lions, who started the season on an impressive note and even occupied the top spot for a while, experienced their worst day when they suffered a 144-run humiliation at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore last Saturday. Blazing centuries from AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli left the Lions attack bruised and battered, and a shaken batting line-up was sent packing for 104 runs.

Gujarat Lions take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 51st match of the 2016 Indian Premier League(IPL) at Green Park in Kanpur on 19 May (Thursday).

Gujarat Lions, take on former champions and visitors Kolkata Knight Riders, in Match 51 of the ongoing IPL 2016, at Kanpur.

New franchise and hosts Gujarat Lions (GL), take on former champions and visitors Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 51 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Thursday. KKR have been in planetary form this season, as they have managed to maintain their position in the top phase of the league table, throughout the tournament so far. As for GL, they too have been in fair form ever since the start of the tournament, and too have more or less maintained their position in the top four phase of the table, as both the teams look to extend their lead at the table top with a win here. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Match 51 at Kanpur

GL lost their previous tie to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by a massive margin of 144 runs as RCB posted a mammoth total of 248, while GL were bundled for mere 104 in pursuit of the chase. The humongous defeat took a toll on their run rate. KKR, on the other hand, were handed a loss in their previous tie against the very same team, as RCB steered to a comfortable 9-wicket win over the hosts, despite the hosts putting up a decent and challenging total of 183 on the board.

Considering the performance in the previous game, it was not a day for the GL bowlers against RCB, as they hardly claimed any wickets, except for Praveen Kumar, who claimed 2 for 45, while Dhawal Kulkarni claimed 1 for 33. As for their batting, there was hardly any performance of note barring Aaron Finch’s healthy 37.

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