KXIPvsGL match will be another high voltage match in the Vivo IPL. Gujarat Lions will play their first match in the IPL 9 whereas the Kings XI Punjab would try to restart their campaign after not so good performance last year. A newly appointed captain David Miller will take on a formidable team carved out of Chennai Super Kings. Here are the Match Preview for the KXIPvsGL Match.
KXIPvsGL Match Preview
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab would like to ensure a high start of the IPL 9 Campaign. They have some great match winners in the team and they are real performers. George Bailey is no longer a member and that would give Shaun Marsh the opportunity to play. Shaun Marsh is the only fourth player who will represent the same team since the inception of the tournament. Virat Kohli, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh are the other players. Players like Glenn Maxwell can be disastrous and Axar Patel on the other hand can be a great bowler. People would love to see Mitchell Johnson on the filed again as well. Murali Vijay and Wridhhiman Saha are also good players and can be vital for the team.
Kings XI Punjab (probable)
M Vijay, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket keeper), Glenn Maxwell, David Miller (captain), Gurkeerat Singh, Axar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Anureet Singh
This is a team with immense bench of foreign players. People would see many greats of the game warming the benches with likes Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner on the list. The team has equal balance with captain Suresh Raina, the most successful batsman of IPL will lead from the front. Ravindra Jadeja is another crucial player for the team. Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner are the best death over bowlers and it can be difficult for the opposition to score against them.
Gujarat Lions (probable)
Brendon McCullum , Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan (wicket keeper), Suresh Raina (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Pravin Tambe, Dhawal Kulkarni
Mohali Pitch has been batting friendly in past and KXIPvsGL match is not going to be very different. The pitch may remain slow but there is not much assistance for the spinners. However, bowlers like Jadeja and Axar Patel may like to bowl in good areas.