Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders are set to confront in the 23rd match of ongoing IPL tournament. The match is going to be played on 21st April at Eden Gardens stadium, which is located Kolkata – the capital city of West Bengal state. The game is slated to commence at 8:00 PM. The two teams will be playing their sixth match in this competition of fastest format of cricket.
If the track record of Gujarat Lions is seen, the team has been performing quite poorly in this tournament. GL’s squad includes versatile cricketers like Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Smith. Though the team has these star players in its playing XI squad, it has failed to impress the spectators who have been supporting it throughout the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders team is in stronger and safer zone as it has managed to win four matches out of five games. The team secures 2nd position in IPL 2017 points table. After loosing against Mumbai Indians in second match, Gautam Gambhir’s team won every game it played in this competition. Showcasing an excellent performance, the team earned highest net run rate of +1.013 with four victories.
Gujarat Lions need to win this game so as to bring itself to a safer place in the points table. The team is holding eighth rank in IPL 2017 points table and in order to improve the ranking in that chart, victory is necessary for the team in this game. KKR will be having a tremendous support from the match-watchers as the game is about to be played on their home-ground. Both teams are expected to struggle hard to win the match.