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Suresh Raina’s GL vs Gautam Gambhir’s KKR, IPL10 2017 21 April 23rd Match preview

Suresh Raina’s GL vs Gautam Gambhir’s KKR, IPL10 2017 21 April 23rd Match preview
Written by Pallavi Parmar

The twenty third match of IPL10 2017 is between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions. This match is going to be a interesting match of this IPL10 season. Kolkata Knight Riders is well experienced team than Gujarat Lions but both teams have smashing players. On one side Kolkata Knight Riders won four matches out of five matches and are comfortabely placed on the top of the table points with eight points in this IPL10 2017. On the other side Gujarat Lions have a powerful batting line-up, with the hitting abilities of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith and Aaron Finch to call on among overseas batsmen, and Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik among the Indians. Today, the both teams are ready face clash at Eden garden.

Squads

Gujarat Lions

Suresh Raina (captain), Akshadeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dhaval Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik, Brandon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andre Tye.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir (captain), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper) and Umesh Yadav.

Here are sneak preview of IPL 2017 23rd match

IPL10 season 2017, 23rd match is between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions.

When and Where

This 23rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between KKR vs GL is taking place today 21 April at 8pm Eden Gardens.

Gujarat Lions likely XI

Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Shadab Jakati.

Kolkata Knight Riders likely XI

Gautam Gambhir, Colin de Grandhomme, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav.

Head to Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions both have played three matches in which Gujarat Lions won two match while Kolkata Knight Riders won one matches.
  • Both teams have played one match at the Eden Gardens in which Gujarat Lions got victory.

Openers

Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith and Brendon Mccullum

Gujarat’s batting line-up boasts of some of the big name players, who are capable of winning the match on their own are Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith. The rakish opener with the company of an equally explosive Brendon McCullum, can turn the heat on the opposition in the first few overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa

The Kolkata outfit boasts of the seasoned opening pair of captain Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. There is no replacing the much reliable pair of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa from the opening slot. The pair were not successful in the last season, but no one can doubt their credentials looking at the past records.

Predictions

According to us Gujarat Lions will hold an edge.

  • Gujarat Lions after tasting success against Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous season beating them two in two.
  • Gujarat’s batting line-up boasts of some of the big name players Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch and Dwayne Smith who are capable of winning the match on their own.
  • There are so many talented Indian bowlers Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel are the pace trio who will form the core of Lions’ bowling department. While young pacer Nathu Singh can clock up to 140 km/h and could prove to be a valuable assets for Gujarat.

About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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