GL vs KXIP Match Prediction: Gujarat Lions will take on Kings XI Punjab in the 26th Match of the IPL 2017. The two teams that have been struggling to win the match will be up against each other. In the last match, Gujarat Lions did win the match but they would be happy with their overall performance in that game. But, the fact that they beat Kolkata who was on the winning run wold give them a lot of confidence for this match. They have found this IPL difficult as they have only managed to win the 2 games out of six that they have played so far. They are still at the 7th position in the points table after that win.
On the other hand, Punjab would be frustrated after failing to win their last game against Mumbai Indians despite making 198. They bowled horribly in that match as Mumbai chased down that big score in just 16th over of the game.
Gujarat Lions have a formidable batting lineup that could destroy any bowling attack on the given day. But, the batsmen have failed to live up to the expectation. In some matches, Brendon, Kartik, and Raina did have played some crucial part but leaving this three all the batsmen have not supported them. In the bowling attack, they have the lack of experienced bowler who could bowl at the death. The bowling looked weak in the match against KKR.
In this match, they need to bowl well especially to Maxwell and Millers because if these two get settled then it would be a huge problem for Gujarat team. They have Praveen Kumar, Faulkner, Tye in their lineup that needs to bowl well in this match. In the batting department, they have the trio o Smith, Brendon, Raina at the top. These guys need to fire if Gujarat is going to win this match.
Punjab, on the other hand, would love to get back to winning ways. They started this season on high as they won their opening two matches very comfortably but struggled since then. They are at the 5th position in the points table with four points in 6 games. They have a well-balanced team that could win this match.
They have Amla, Vohra, Maxwell, Miller. Stoinis the batting department and in the bowling department, they have Sandeep Sharma, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma. These guys will have to step up their game if Punjab has to win this match. They also need to work on their strategies in this match as there were many times that Punjab players were found bowling without any plan.
GL vs KXIP Match Prediction:
Considering the form and the balance in the side Gujarat should win this match.