The Gujarat Lions (GL) will start their 2017 IPL campaign against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League on Friday, 7 April. The match will be played at SCA stadium in Rajkot. The game will begin at 8 pm IST and will be telecast live on the Set Max, Sony Six, Sony and Sony ESPN. You can also watch Gujarat Lions vs KKR live streaming online on Hotstar.
Gujarat Lions were the table-toppers at the end of the group stage in the IPL 2016 but failed to reach the final. But this time, the Suresh Raina-led side would look to win the IPL 10 title. They have powerful batsmen such as Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Jason Roy and Aaron Finch who are capable of destroying any opposition in the world.
While Lions bowling attack features top bowlers who have the ability to dent any batting lineup but they might struggle as their two key bowlers – Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are ruled out due to injury.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, have strong bowling attack. KKR’s main weapon is their spinners – Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine. The loss of Andre Russell will definitely hurt the team but they have the quality batsmen – Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan and Suryakumar Yadav.
Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders promises to be a thrilling encounter.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chriss Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajput, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav.
Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (captain), Brandon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik, Akshadeep Nath, Ishan Kishan, Manpreet Gony, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Shivil Kaushik, Jason Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Basil Thampi, Nathu Singh, Tejas Baroka, Shubham Agarwal, Shelly Shaurya, Andrew Tye and James Faulkner.
IPL 2017 LIVE Streaming: Gujarat Lions vs KKR
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony Max (Hindi). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.