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Today the Edens will be lighted up with the performances of KKR and GL as they will clash with their best possible squad to defeat the opponents and take over a lead in the points table in the IPL
As we all know that KKR is in its peak form and they are scoring points at such a pace that it will end up gaining a respectable position in the league
GL on the other hand will try and affect their best possible tantrums to side up their views and win the match at the home ground for KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders are expected to go in with the same eleven, barring one shuffle that they have made time and again. It could once again be a toss-up between Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav. However, KKR would be tempted to go in for the young chinaman bowler, who picked up McCullum and Finch in their previous outing in what was also a tidy spell.
Probable XI: Gautam Gambhir, Colin de Grandhomme, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav/Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav
Probable XI: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Shadab Jakati
What they said:
I am glad and importantly, I am enjoying this phase. I have not changed my game much though. I am getting more overs to bat in the middle, and keeping that in mind, I wish to play long innings without curbing down my natural instincts much: Yusuf Pathan said about the change in approach he put in place ahead of this edition.
Last time, we started the tournament so well, we won five-six games in a row and still we needed to win the last game to qualify. This time, we have lost four odd games and this presents us with an opportunity to pull off something like last year, win 4-5 games in a row and we can be back in the game: Sitanshu Kotak, the assistant coach of Gujarat Lions, while speaking about their journey thus far and the challenges that lie ahead.