In the 26th match of the IPL, the match will be played between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. In this match played at Rajkot, Gujarat’s domestic ground, there will be a tough battle between the two batting greats of both the teams. On one hand, while the team in Gujarat has Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, and Aaron Finch, the other side is Punjab’s teammate Hashim Amla, Glenn Maxwell.
If points are to be talked about, then both the teams are at par with the four winners of two wins. But Punjab is above Gujarat on the run rate. Gujarat is at the eighth position in the table, while Punjab is at sixth place. Gujarat Lions defeated strong Kolkata Knight Riders on its home ground on Friday. In that match, Gujarat captain Suresh Raina played excellent innings of 84 runs. Surely this victory will surely strengthen the team’s fortunes. At the same time, Kings XI will be happy that they had scored a strong 198 against Mumbai Indians, of course, their team had to face defeat. Against Mumbai, where Amla played a century, captain Maxwell also played bat. In such a situation, these two batsmen will hope to bat again once again in this match.
Gujarat Playing 11: Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dwayne Smith/Andrew Tye, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi.
Punjab Playing 11: Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma/Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma.