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KKR vs GL Match Details
Match no. : 23
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Match Timings: 8:00 PM IST
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Dwayne Bravo is the need of the hour for the Gujarat Lions. The Trinidadian all-rounder is expected to be back in a week’s time.The team that topped the table last year is in dire needs of points this season. Their bowling has seemed completely out of sorts; the introduction of a certain Andre Tye did start positively, but the team has lacked innovation to bundle out the opposition.
POSITIVES SO FAR: Basil Thampi
the pacer from Kerala did not get to the most brightest of starts, but has come into his own after the game against Mumbai. With 177 to defend against the Mumbai Indians, Basil Thampi bowled probably the most impressive over of the season so far. Six runs he conceded against the striking force of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. Also, in the game against the Royal Challengers, Thampi bowled with a lot of venom. The delivery to dismiss the mighty Chris Gayle was of the highest quality and in a game when the others were taken to the cleaners, Thampi finished with an economy of 7.75. The ability to bowl yorkers at will, at 140+ clicks makes him a sharp prospect for the future.
The dasher from Jharkhand had an impressive Ranji Trophy season. 779 runs in 10 games at 57.07 helped him finished at #10 in the run accumulators list. The teenage marauder finished the season with a strike rate of 83.92 and ever since, has caught the attention of a lot of cricket followers. In the IPL so far, Kishan has started only 3 games and has batted at #4 and #7 respectively.
Chasing a target of 214 against the Royal Challengers, Ishan Kishan came into bat at 5 drop. The southpaw didn’t win the game for his team but he did manage to stamp an impression with a squash-buckling 39 off just 16 deliveries. The head remains still, the blade swing would make a golfer proud. The youngster has all the traits of turning into a world class force but needs fine tuning; under the able guidance of Brad Hodge, that’s almost a certainty.
Gujarat Lions while defending have managed to pick only 5 wickets in 3 games conceding 10.2 runs per over. Also, the team has managed to dismiss only 15 batsmen out of a possible 50 in their outings so far; Bhuvaneshwar Kumar the pacer from Hyderabad has the same tally of wickets. The only bright spark in what has looked a pale bowling line-up has been the duo of Andrew Tye and Basil Thampi.
Suresh Raina has tried and tested a lot of combinations but none has worked in his favour. A lot was expected from the likes of Shivil Kaushik and Dhawal Kulkarni, but they’ve succumbed to the pressure of trying to contain some of the world’s best. Ravindra Jadeja had an abysmal outing in their previous fixture. The world’s premier test bowler didn’t have a say against the mighty blade of Chris Gayle; 57 off 4 just his figure read. A more miserly Jadeja is what the Lions will be wanting.
What Combination Will work for KKR vs GL?
The Lions have fielded strong batting squads so far. It’s the bowling department that needs betterment. Dwayne Smith hasn’t stacked up runs in this edition and with the team needing some chucking force, James Faulkner might be a sturdy replacement. The Kolkata wicket after being relaid has been seamer friendly and with Faulkner in the squad both, bowling and batting areas will seem strong. Ishan Kishan can open the innings with Brendon McCullum with Raina, Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik to follow. Ravindra Jadeja and Shivil Kaushik will be the spinners; James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Andrew Tye and Basil Thampi will formthe fast bowling quartet.
Kolkata Knight Riders
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the only major concern will be the inclusion of their 4th overseas player. They’ve won their last three games and certainly are favorites to win the game against the Lions. The injury to Chris Lynn was a major setback for the squad but the team has managed to pull out shockers from the vault. Sunil Narine was used as a floater against the Kings XI; as audacious as it sounds, the move did work. Colin de Grandhomme, who’s known for his power hitting was also tried, but the big New Zealander wasn’t able to strike gold in the two opportunities he was provided with.
Manish Pandey and skipper Gautam Gambhir have been their leading run-getters. The former has been in spectacular form and has seen his side through on the last two occasions. Sunil Narine after a subtle change in his action was found wanting in the first two games, but the mystic off spinner has rediscovered his crux. The team were a little skeptical about Yusuf Pathan’s form, but the Indian International did prove his mettle with a handy 59 in their last run chase. Shakib Al Hasan might be the only change the Knight Riders will opt for, for Colin de Grandhomme.
KKr vs GL Match Prediction, Who will Win?
KKR OR GL: The Gujarat Lions have registered only a single victory thus far and have struggled to find a substantial combination. Also, in the Knight Riders they have a daunting eleven. At home, the Knight Riders are a menacing unit and considering their current run of wins it’ll be a massive ask for the Lions to go past them. At the Eden Gardens, the 23rd match of IPL-10, it advantages Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR vs GL HEAD TO HEAD:
GL Won: 2
KKR Won: 1
KKR vs GL Expected Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan/Colin de Grandhomme, Yusuf Pathan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Shivil Kaushik/Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni.
KKR vs GL Dream 11 team Prediction