Kings Xi Punjab (KXIP) will lock horns against the debutant Gujarat Lions tonight at PCA Stadium, Mohali. The South African batsman David Miller will lead KXIP while Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina will captain Gujarat Lions. The live telecast of the match will be available on Set Max and Sony ESPN respectively from 8 pm onwards.
Bad luck seemed to have stung Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premiere League. They have failed to win any editions of the trophy until now despite of the presence of quality match winners in their side. Team owner and Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta often seemed encouraging players but they couldn’t live up to the expectations of the franchisee owner or fans. Last year, KXIP was placed at the bottom of IPL team ranking points table with just 3 victories in 14 matches.
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India’s swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag will be seen mentoring the squad throughout the tournament. The team has some quality match winners such as Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and Murali Vijay. But they have to play really well if they want to win tonight. Right-arm-medium Mohit Sharma will lead their bowling department alongside Kyle Abbot and speedster Mitchell Johnson.
Gujarat Team seems better on paper with in-form batsmen like Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner and Dwayne Smith. Dale Steyn will lead their bowling unit along with Praveen Kumar and Ravinder Jadeja.
Match Prediction: It will be a close battle but Gujarat Lions have better chance of win.
Likely Playing XI
Gujarat Lions: Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (C), Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthik (WK), James Faulkner, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shadab Jakati and Pravin Tambe.
Kings XI Punjab: Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (WK),Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, David Miller (C), Rishi Mohit Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, and Sandeep Sharma.