Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions Prediction Tips IPL Today Match Preview who will win on Monday 11th April 2016. KXIP vs GL match result toss prediction report with IPL live score ball by ball updates. Get here Punjab vs Gujarat where to watch live match details.
Kings XI Punjab will host Gujarat Lions in it’s first match of IPL 2016 on Monday. This match of Punjab vs Gujarat will be live telecast on Sony Six, Geo Super, Sky Sports and ESPN as match is schedule to start at 20:00 local (14:30 GMT | 19:30 PKT), live from Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
Punjab vs Gujarat Match Preview
Kings XI Punjab will face Gujarat Lions, to Mohali for the second game of the 2016 season. Preity Zinta’s team will be hoping to improve on their fortunes from 2015, when they finished at the bottom of the table, managing just three wins in their 14 games. They have retained their core international players in David Miller, Glen Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson, and will be heavily dependent on the trio to win games.
Kings XI Punjab did not make any big buys this year and have a new captain in South African David Miller in place of Australian George Bailey who was released after leading the side to the last place in the previous season.
Virender Sehwag has also retired and he will only be the team mentor this season. The Preity Zinta-owned side continues to lack the team balance as it has not added any significant player, only snapping the likes of all-rounders Farhaan Behardien and Marcus Stoinis, seamer Mohit Sharma and left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh.
Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions Prediction
Kings XI Punjab will win the toss choose to ball first but Gujarat Lions will win the match. The Gujarat Lions, who are one of the replacements for the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, will be looking for a winning start to their debut campaign in the IPL. They are led by Suresh Raina and have a strong line-up of experienced and explosive players. They go into the game as favourites.
The debutants Gujarat Lions have a balanced side with top-class performers in both batting and bowling. They have explosive batsmen in Brendon McCullum, captain Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch and a plenty of top-notch all-rounders in Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner.
These T20 specialists can be dispersed through the order and some of them like Raina and Bravo can anchor or attack. Bravo, along with Faulkner, is a high-quality, death-overs bowler as well. But the weak link for the Gujarat side could be the pace-bowling department as they don’t have any big name – Indian or overseas – except for South African Dale Steyn. The side’s pace department are made up most of by medium pacers. It will also have to be seen whether Steyn will make the final eleven tomorrow, considering his poor form in the T20 format recently.
Kings XI Punjab Team Squad: Shaun Marsh, Murali Vijay, David Miller (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Axar Patel, Kyle Abbott, Anureet Singh, Manan Vohra.
Gujarat Lions Team Squad: Suresh Raina (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Pravin Tambe, Dale Steyn, Pravin Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan.