We are moving quite fast through the IPL, it’s match number 26 – Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab. Shruti is ready with her prediction.
The Lions achieved a formidable task of beating Kolkata at home on Friday night, but now they’re back home in Rajkot. That win has given them a lot of confidence, enough confidence for them to feel like they can now take each challenge with immense calm and belief. Against Punjab, they should have a good start with the bat, a wavering patch in the middle overs and then possibly a strong finish in the end. A lot of this could be because of their own aggression, but also because Punjab’s bowlers could lack the punch needed, plus it seems as if their bowling plans may not be upto scratch. Gujarat’s bowling too seems to be a bit patchy, but they should somehow manage to take wickets at regular intervals, which is why, the Kings XI will need to just make their own luck and use their opportunities. They should actually have an opportunity to sneak in on Gujarat’s bowlers in the middle overs.
As for my prediction, it’s going with the team that should show more consistency throughout the game and so it’s tarot advantage: Gujarat Lions.