Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, and Dale Steyn will compete to fill the overseas player spot for Gujarat Lions as they take on Kings XI Punjab in the IPL match on April 11, 2016.
The game will be played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Gujarat Lions is making their IPL debut through this game, and they will be aiming for a winning start.
The presence of Brendon McCullum is the major strength of Gujarat Lions. The firebrand batsman who retired from New Zealand cricket team recently still has enough ammunition in his bat which is capable of shattering even the mightiest bowling attack in the world.
Suresh Raina and his boys will feel some pressure in this match as they will be playing in front of a packed Punjab crowd.
The much-awaited clash will begin at 08.00 PM IST, and it will be shown live in Sony Max and Sony Six in India. People in the United States of America can watch the match on ESPN.
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On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab is not that star-studded this time. Shaun Marsh is expected to open the innings for the team with Murali Vijay.
Glenn Maxwell and David Miller will provide that extra strength for Punjab’s middle order. Axar Patel will bat in the seventh spot for the side while Wriddhiman Saha will handle the wicket keeping.
It should be noted that Shaun Marsh has been the part of Kings XI Punjab since the first edition of Indian Premier League in 2008. Follow live scores on ESPN Cricinfo here.
Bowling lineup of Kings XI Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma and Anureet Singh.
Weather in Punjab is expected to be perfect for a high-voltage cricket match. There are absolutely no chances of rain, but the slight wind will be there which will provide a cutting edge for seam bowlers. The pitch is flat, and in all probabilities, we can expect a run feast.