Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Gujarat Lions Match No 23
Kolkata Knight Riders
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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Gujarat Lions, match No. 23: Riders have been spectacular in this IPL season. Twin wins both at home and away from home got them the start every team dreams of. Lions, on the other hand, have had a rather forgettable journey in the league so far. For them, nothing could have been worse than four defeats in the first five matches. The bottommost side needs a quick turnaround to get back into the race. Since Kolkata has the home advantage, Lions might suffer a bit to become the winner of KKR Vs GL match.
For the second time in the league, Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions will be face-to-face in their respective 6th match. While Riders are keen to feed on their home advantage, Lions will seek revenge of their first defeat to KKR this season. Gambhir's men are back to their home ground for the second leg, which begins with a face-off against struggling Lions on April 21. Lions won both times facing off KKR last season. Having already won once, KKR will now eye to draw level their head-to-head tally in Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Gujarat Lions match at Eden Gardens.
KKR's strength lies at its core, a perfect cocktail which includes quality batsmen and bowlers. With the skipper himself leading from front, Kolkata has got the reason to flaunt its top-order. Gambhi has knocked two unbeaten fifties so far making the things reasonably easier for the batsmen in the middle order. Following Gautam Gambhir's footmarks, Manish Pandey has also made a difference hitting crucial two half-centuries, both unbeaten. Remember the match where Manish scored 49-ball 69 to seal the last over thriller against Delhi Daredevils. He served both as a grafter and as a finisher. And how can one forget KKR's all-time scorer Robin Uthappa, who shone with bat in one match against Hyderabad.
KKR's batsmen are incredibly doing well in the tournament. The only woe to Kolkata's worry has been Chris Woakes and Trent Boult's failure. They haven't delivered the impact so far. That means the side is not getting enough out of their overseas fast bowling treasure. Nonetheless, Kolkata still has more chances to become the winner of KKR Vs GL match.
Lions need a major overhaul to revive their fortunes. Their over-dependence on McCullum and Raina has cost them more than enough loss. Their middle-order batsmen, also the wicket-keeper Dinesh Kartik came on the back of a laudable home season. He sparkled twice in the league, but lack of backing from the other end scaled down his impact. Gjuarat's ill fortune doesn't end here. Dwayne Smith and Aaron Finch have also not done what they are believed to do. Even Jadeja has been off the hook. He is yet to announce himself in this IPL season.
Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Gujarat Lions at Eden Garden, Kolkata?