With both teams lying in a similar juncture of IPL 2017, Gujarat Lions (GL) will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 26. Both sides have won 2 out of 6 matches and are lying in the bottom half of the table. However, with 8 games remaining, the hope is still alive for both the Lions and the Kings. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar. The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in English commentary, along with Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, while SET MAX to feature only Hindi commentary. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), IPL 2017, Match 26 at Rajkot
GL, who secured crucial victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous match, would want things to gradually fall in place from the remaining games. In absence of injured Dwayne Bravo, Jadeja has not really hit the right notes. But emerging players like Basil Thampi, Andrew Tye and their all-rounder James Faulkner have rose to the occasion when needed. GL’s batting, however, has provided quick fire start that comprises of Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Raina himself and Dinesh Karthik.
KXIP, on the other hand, suffered consecutive defeats after a successful start to their campaign. Their batting has been dependent on a handful of men like Hashim Amla, Glenn Maxwell and Manan Vohra, who have anchored the innings earlier. The KXIP think-tank may want to alter their batting unit if they wish to win the remaining games. As for the bowlers, the pacers have not done justice for their side.
With the records favouring both the sides equally, the Lions and Kings will have to push themselves for qualification.