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Suresh Raina’s GL vs Glenn Maxwell’s KXIP, IPL10 2017 23 April 26th Match preview:See Who will win today’s match

Suresh Raina’s GL vs Glenn Maxwell’s KXIP, IPL10 2017 23 April 26th Match preview:See Who will win today’s match
Written by Pallavi Parmar

IPL10 2017 26th match is between Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab. The confident Gujarat Lions take on battle against Kings XI Punjab after the victory at Eden Gardens which has boosted morale in their camp. Gujarat Lions defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets, then they lost while playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians by 21 runs and 6 wickets. They are on the eighth position with four points on the table. On the other side Kings XI Punjab is the team which began their season with back-to-back wins, and have lost four on the bounce since. Kings XI Punjab are on the sixth position after losing against Mumbai Indians by 8 wicket, Sunrisers Hyderabad by five runs and Delhi Daredevils by 51 runs. They got four points on the table.

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, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Praveen Kumar, Brandon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Shadab Jakati, Pradeep Sangwan, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka and Andrew Tye.

Kings XI Punjab

Glenn Maxwell (captain), Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Martin Guptil, Ishant Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Anureet Singh, Manan Vohra, Varun Aron, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Gurkeerat singh, Sandeep Sharma, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Matt Henry, Nikhil Nayke, Rahul Tewatia, T Natrajan, Swapnil Singh, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Rinku Singh and Arman Jaffer.

Here are sneak preview of IPL 2017 26th match

IPL10 season 2017, 26th match is between Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab.

When and Where

This 26th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between GL vs KXIP is taking place today 23 April at 4pm Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Gujarat Lions likely XI

Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dwayne Smith/Andrew Tye, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi.

Kings XI Punjab likely XI

Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma.

Head to Head

Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab have a one to one record against each other, winning their respective away games in 2016. Both team played two matches.

Openers

Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is an aggressive batsman, who has represented Australia in T20s and ODIs. He is normally, a No.3 batsman who has been very successful at every position at which he has batted. Brendon McCullum is brash and brilliant who can bruise bowling attacks like few other men in international cricket.

Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh

Hashim Amla is the well known former South African captain’s batting prowess. He became the first player from South Africa to score a triple-century in Tests and has a healthy average as well as strike rate across formats. Shaun Marsh is one of the many international players to have benefitted immensely from the IPL. The left-hand opener came to prominence after opening the innings for Kings XI Punjab.

Predictions

According to us Gujarat Lions will hold an edge.

  • Gujarat Lions have very strong bating line up with brash and aggresive batsmen like Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch.
  • Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab are the two teams with fewest wickets taken this season so far 26 and 20 respectively.
  • Dinesh Karthik is one dismissal away from becoming the first wicketkeeper to complete 100 dismissals in the IPL.

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.