IPL Preview: Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Who will come out on top? [Sportzpics]

Going into Tuesday’s match, the Gujarat Lions and the Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves at the bottom of the Indian Premier League [IPL] table and both teams will be desperate for a win.

With just one win from five matches each, the Lions and the Royal Challengers will know that a loss here will make it very difficult for them to stay in contention for a playoff spot.

Ahead of the match, we have the latest team news, time and date, as well as how you can watch all the action from the UAE.

DATE, TIME, VENUE INFO

Date: April 18, 2017 (Tuesday)

Time: 18:30 GST, 20:00 local time (IST), 14:30 GMT

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

WHERE TO WATCH, LIVE STREAMING INFO

TV: UAE – OSN Sports Cricket HD, India – Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max, Sony Max HD 3 (Hindi), UK – Sky Sports

Online streaming: hotstar.com, Hotstar app (in India only)

LIVE: Sport360.com

TEAM NEWS, SQUADS, PREDICTED XIs

GL SQUAD: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Nathu Singh, Basil Thampi, Tejas Singh Baroka, Manpreet Gony, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Shelly Shaurya, Shubham Agrawal, Pratham Singh, Aksh Deep Nath

Aaron Finch missed the match against the Mumbai Indians after his kitbag did not reach Mumbai and you would expect him to come back into the side in place of Jason Roy.

The bowling line-up is likely to be the same, but the Gujarat think-tank might be tempted to play an extra spinner.

PREDICTED GL XI: Smith, McCullum, Raina (c), Karthik, Finch, Kishan, Jadeja, Praveen, Tye, Thampi, Munaf

RCB SQUAD: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdullah, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake, Vishnu Vinod

One of the biggest problems for the Bengaluru-based franchise this season has been their inability to get the team combination right. The lack of contributions from experienced players such as Chris Gayle and Shane Watson hasn’t helped either.

Gayle was dropped in favour of Watson for the game against Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday, but the West Indian opening batsman could possibly make a comeback on Tuesday.

The latest news is that AB de Villiers is ruled out of the game due to an injury and that is a massive blow for the visitors.

PREDICTED RCB XI: Kohli (c), Gayle, Mandeep, Jadhav (wk), Watson, Binny, Negi, Milne, Badree, Aravind, Chahal.

FORM

(Last five matches – with latest match first)

GL: L W L L L

RCB: L L L W L

MATCH PREDICTION

The pitch at Rajkot is likely to favour the batsmen and as a result, we are predicting a win for the Royal Challengers. Having said that, a lot will depend on the toss.

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LIVE: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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Follow LIVE action here on Sport360.com [Sportzpics]

Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and elected to bat first in their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

The hosts have made a couple of changes with Mohammed Shami and Angelo Mathews coming in for Shahbaz Nadeem and Corey Anderson. The New Zealand all-rounder, who was the Man of the Match against Kings XI Punjab, is unwell.

On the other hand, Kolkata have brought in Nathan Coulter-Nile for Trent Boult.

You can follow every ball of the action with our in-play scorecard, commentary, and stats below.

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IPL Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

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Two Australians will lead their sides [Sportzpics]

Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab had a good start to the season, with two wins from two matches each, but have since lost a bit of momentum.

Coming off back-to-back losses, both teams will be desperate for a win as they face off in the late Monday fixture at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Ahead of the match, we have the latest team news, time and date, as well as how you can watch all the action from the UAE.

DATE, TIME, VENUE INFO

Date: April 17, 2017 (Monday)

Time: 18:30 GST, 20:00 local time (IST), 14:30 GMT

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

WHERE TO WATCH, LIVE STREAMING INFO

TV: UAE – OSN Sports Cricket HD, India – Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max, Sony Max HD 3 (Hindi), UK – Sky Sports

Online streaming: hotstar.com, Hotstar app (in India only)

LIVE: Sport360.com.

TEAM NEWS, SQUADS, PREDICTED XIs

SRH SQUAD: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Moises Henriques, Mustafizur Rahman, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Barinder Sran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vijay Shankar, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammad Nabi, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Mohammed Siraj.

Having missed the last match, Mustafizur Rahman is likely to be re-called into the XI at the expense of either Moises Henriques or Ben Cutting.

If Mustafizur does come into the team, the defending champions might tinker with their batting line-up and could probably play an extra batsman.

PREDICTED SRH XI: Warner (c), Dhawan, Henriques, Yuvraj, Hooda, Ojha (wk), Bipul, Rashid, Bhuvneshwar, Nehra, Mustafizur.

KXIP SQUAD: David Miller, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Murali Vijay, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Eoin Morgan, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Darren Sammy, T Natarajan, Varun Aaron, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh.

The Kings XI’s bowling, especially in the death overs, wasn’t up to the mark against the Delhi Daredevils in their previous game and they might be tempted to bring T Natarajan back into the line-up.

England limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan will most probably get another game despite failing to convert a start in the last match.

PREDICTED KXIP XI: Vohra, Amla, Saha, Morgan, Maxwell (c), Miller, Axar, Mohit, Sandeep, Cariappa, Natarajan.

FORM

(Last five matches – with latest match first)

SRH: L L W W W

KXIP: L L W W L

MATCH PREDICTION

The Sunrisers to get back on track with a win over the Kings XI whose bowling continues to be a problem.

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