The Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll, winning four of their five matches so far in IPL 2017. They have been brilliant in all departments of the game, and Gautam Gambhir's team should continue their winning ways against one of the weak teams in the competition, Gujarat Lions.
Though KKR might start the match as favourites, there are some amazing stars in the GL camp, who could change the game on their own. The IPL 2017 Fantasy League users will be scratching their head, and trying to figure who to pick for the match.
Here, we have tried our best to cure your headache, give you some options – who to choose -- for this KKR vs GL clash. I am not suggesting you to pick all of them mentioned below, but it depends on the number of transfers left in your squad.
Brendon McCullum (Gujarat Lions)
The Gujarat Lions opener might not have started the IPL campaign on a good note, scoring 40 runs in his first two matches, but the former New Zealand star has struck form. His scores of 49, 64 and 72 in his last three matches suggest that the player should be you power player in the FPL squad as well. His ability to score quickly will help you earn some good bonus points.
Manish Pandey (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The KKR batsman has been one of the most consistent players in IPL 2017, with scores of 81, 25, 46 and 69 runs. He has only been dismissed once in the competition, which means that he is in great knick with the bat, kind of hit purple patch too, and this is the right time to select the player, who will be confident of scoring more.
Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
With Narine, one thing is for sure that he will not give you easy runs. So, there you go, some bonus points on the way for his economical bowling. Besides such bowling, the leggie, who might not have picked many wickets, will be eager to strike against Gujarat Lions. More than that, the West Indian is more than handy with the bat as well.
Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The elder of the Pathan brothers, Yusuf has been termed as an all-rounder, but he does not do much bowling. Pathan has just bowled twice in IPL 2017, but it is for his batting that you should pick him in your IPL Fantasy League squad. He has also come back to form with a match-winning 49-ball 69 against Delhi Daredevils.
Basil Thampy (Gujarat Lions)
Among all the uncapped bowlers, Thampi has definitely grabbed the eyeballs with his brilliant bowling. Though inexperienced at such a level, Thampi looks unperturbed by the occasion and has delivered the goods. He has been somewhat unlucky when it comes to getting wickets, and one feels he will soon get a bag of wickets in one match. It could be against KKR.