The 10th season of the IPL Indian Premier League has started. 3rd match of IPL 2017 is going to be a bumpy encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Lions. This match is going to be held at Rajkot, the home ground of the Gujarat team. The Gujarat Lions, led by Suresh Raina, will face Gautam Gambhir’s team KKR . both teams have balanced players. Gujarat Lions has a lot of fine foreign players. Such great players like Brandon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Jason Roy, James Faulkner and Andrew Ti are in team.
If we take a look to Kolkata Knight Riders, besides Gambhir, there are players like Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishank Jaggi and Yusuf Pathan. In the middle a good all-rounder in for of Shakib Al Hasan is in the team , but Shakib will not take part in few matches of KKR team .
This time, there is no shortage of all-rounder in the team of Kolkata Knight Riders, they have Chris Woakes, Nathan Thunder and Rishi Dhawan, besides they have also included New Zealand fast bowler Trent Bolt for bowling in the IPL this year.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team : Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Bolt, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
GL Vs KKR Live Streaming , Score & Team Details
Match : Gujarat Lions Vs Kolkata Knight Riderss
Vanue : Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Time : 08:00 PM
In the team of Gujarat, there are big names like Bradman McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik. Look at the previous IPL’s record, Gujarat team was the only that scored 70 runs or more in the power play. Apart from this, Dinesh Karthik, who scored 854 runs in 12 innings in the Deodhar Trophy, is also looking forward to give his best .
ICC’s number one bowler Ravindra Jadeja is injured and will not be part of the team in the opening match, while Andre Russell can not play for a year due to failing in the Dope Test. The team will definitely miss the him .
The last time when both teams were face-to-face in IPL 9, Gujarat lines were heavy on KKR .
For the first time, Gujarat’s team had restricted KKR to just 124 runs in 20 overs, while Gujarat’s team easily achieved this target by losing 4 wickets. At the same time in the Eden Gardens, the Gujarat team had defeated KKR by 5 wickets .
Gujarat Lions Team Squad : Brandon McCullum, Jason Roy, Suresh Raina (Captain), Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, James Faulkner, Ishaan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shiwil Kaushik, Munaf Patel.
However, in 2012 and 2014, winning team KKR has consistently witnessed a remarkable performance .
It is believed that Raina’s Gujarat lions can be very heavy on Gambhir’s KKR .