Fixture: Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, 47th match
Time/Date: 02:30 PM GMT/ 08:00 PM Local / 07 May 2017
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Here we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their Dream team better and help them win big.
Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: A slightly hot evening in Mohali but the good news is that no showers are expected during the match.
Pitch Condition: In the last few years, the Mohali pitch has been full of runs. However, in the last match here, the pitch was on the slower side and KXIP bundled out Delhi Daredevils for a mere total of 67 runs and later chased it down with 10 wickets remaining. In the first match here, SRH amassed 207 runs and won by 26 runs. So it would be tough to guess the nature of the pitch.
But expect the pitch to be little slow but full of runs. The team winning the toss would want to field first.
Kings XI Punjab:
- Latest In: Marcus Stoinis ruled out of IPL 2017 due to shoulder injury.
- Kings XI Punjab would want to go into this match unchanged after clinical performances in the last two matches unless there is a last-minute injury.
- Players Unavailable for rest of the series – Jason Roy, Andrew Tye and Brendon McCullum (latter two ruled out due to injury).
- So in place of Brendon McCullum, they might bring in UAE batsman Chirag Suri or may go with an Indian player most likely Irfan Pathan who is familiar with the conditions in Mohali having played for the franchise in the past.
- Rest of the team is expected to be same as in the last match.
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Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Axar Patel, Wridhimann Saha(wk), Mohit Sharma, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron.
Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Irfan Pathan/Chirag Suri, Ravindra Jadeja, Pradeep Sangwan, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni.
- At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first one is the more likely option.
My Dream11 pick
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Anureet Singh, Ishant Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Darren Sammy, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh.
Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shadab Jakati, Nathu Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ankit Soni.