Match Preview - Gujarat Lions versus Kolkata Knight Riders – IPL10 2017 Match 3

Gujarat Lions came in the IPL 2016 and made a strong mark playing till the qualifiers. Kolkata Knight Riders have been playing too good and too bad in IPL, going out in the round robin stage 5 times and they have won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014. Will 2017 be a successful season for Kolkata or Gujarat?

The match 3 of IPL 10 will be an exciting game at Rajkot between GL and KKR. I am here to share my thoughts and some facts that make me super thrilled, waiting for this match. Here are some points that I have for you.

 GL vs KKR

  1. Both Kolkata and Gujarat teams will have super support at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot expecting some fireworks from the batsmen. Gautham Gambhir for KKR scored 501 in IPL9 and Suresh Raina scored 399. Robin Uthappa 394 (KKR) and Aron Finch 393 (GL) being the other high scorers in IPL 2016.
  2. This time in IPL10 hope both GL and KKR show some big-hitting by the other players like Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and J Faulkner from GL. For KKR the hopes are on R Uthappa, Yousuf Pathan, Andre Russel and others.
  3. Gujarat Lions’ Dhaval Kulkarni 18 wickets and Dwayne Bravo 17 wickets have been the top bowlers last IPL, and Kolkata Knight Riders Andre Russell with 15 wickets also was in top 10 list. This time it would be interesting to watch Andrew Tye – right arm fast-medium from Australia and Chirag Suri the UAE player who bowls right-arm offbreak.
  4. For KKR there will be strike bowler Umesh Yadav who has played Test matches recently and now playing T20 in IPL. Trent Boult, the fast bowler from New Zealand will have the responsibility for his team, also left arm orthodox spinner, Kuldeep Yadav. The bowling for both KKR and GL will need to think and plan their attack. I think the batsmen will dominate this match and this will be high scoring match.
  5. Captain Suresh Raina for GL and Captain Gautam Gambhir have both been playing T20 and Ranji Trophy in 2016-17. Raina has played 2 matches T20 versus England recently and Gambhir been playing List A matches and Sayed Mushtaq Ali trophy T20 matches. Both the captains will be wanting to show their batting, bowling and captaincy performance in this IPL 10 hoping to make 2017 a good year for them. So be sure to watch them and shout in support for your favourite IPL team. Who are you supporting Gujarat Lions or Kolkata Knight Riders?

So this looks like a really unpredictable game at Rajkot, be sure to cheer your team. I am brave enough to predict that this will be a 200+ score match and some big sixes and a 100 by Gautam Gambhir or Suresh Raina, but then this is T20 so I can win all or lose all. What are your opinion and prediction? Do comment on our Facebook Page.

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Match Preview - Rising Pune Supergiants versus Mumbai Indians – IPL10 2017 Match 2

The Match 2 of IPL 2017 is between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. This will be a tough fight for these teams from Maharashtra – Mumbai and Pune. With players from all the top T20 playing countries like Australia, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand. This is going to be one big match in IPL season 10.

I am here to share some interesting facts and information about what makes this match a good game to watch. Are you a Mumbaikar or Punekar? are you a Mumbai Indians fan or Rising Pune Supergiants fan? So, let’s start the discussion.

 RPS vs MI IPL2017 Match 2

  1. The Rising Pune Supergiants has entered the IPL in 2016 and played the round robin stage. The Mumbai Indians have been playing since 2008 and Won IPL titles in 2013 and 2015 and been runners-up in 2010. But seeing recent forms in the last 2 matches in 2016, RPS and MI have each won once and lost once to each other. This is a new season, so new challenge.
  2. This season of IPL 10 will be a fresh start for both teams as their squads look a full powered, balanced line-up with in-form players and dark horses. RPS have the superstar MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes (Most high-value player of IPL10 2017), R Ashwin, A Zampa, M Marsh (may be undergoing surgery), A Rahane and Faf du Plessis and more. MI has super players like Jos Butler, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya also strike bowlers M McClenaghan and J Bumrah. The MI captain is Rohit Sharma and RPS is Steve Smith, both known for their batting and captaincy.
  3. Adam Zampa had the best bowling figures in 2016 taking 6 wickets giving only 19 runs in his 4 overs. Lasith Malinga had taken 5/13 in 3.4 overs in the 2011 edition.
  4. The wicket keepers for this match are special. Rising Pune Supergiants has the great M S Dhoni whereas the Mumbai Indians have the experienced Parthiv Patel. A new interesting option for Mumbai Indians is Nicolas Pooran from West Indies, who is a wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman. Wicketkeeping is going to be an important aspect for both these teams.
  5. This match between RPS and MI will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium. With a capacity of 37000 and being close to both Mumbai and Pune city, there will be full support from both sides. There are sure to be slogans, banners, super noise and real support at the ground for both the teams.
  6. Which side are you supporting? Watching the match at home or on TV? Do write in the FB comments and tweets.

I will be back with more articles, views, opinions and reviews. See you all along the exciting matches and super fun on social media. Keep playing cricket, watching cricket and have fun.

 

Match Preview - Sunrisers Hyderabad versus Royal Challengers Bangalore – IPL10 2017 Match1

The first match of IPL 10 is SRH vs RCB on 5th April 2017 and fans like you are waiting for the action. Here are some interesting and exciting facts and statistics for you true Sunrisers Hyderabad fans and real Royal Challengers Bangalore supporters.

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  1. The previous SRH vs RCB match was the IPL 9 finals. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the finals of Indian Premier League 9 in 2016 at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. So this is real exciting, the IPL 9 finalists are playing the IPL 10 First Match at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium, Hyderabad. Be there to see the action and thrill of this big match. Will you see the match at stadium or on TV ? and are you a SRH or RCB Fan?
  2. Sunrisers captain is David Warner and RCB captain is Virat Kohli.
  3. Warner’s IPL debut was in 2009. He has played 17 matches with 848 in 2016 IPL. Total IPL runs are 3374 in 100 IPL matches. His highest score is 109 not out and strike rate of 142.20. David Warner has 32 half centuries and 2 centuries. He has 9 times played with 50+ score in the 2016 IPL. So, All the SRH supporter – tell all the others SRH has Sunriser Super Captain.
  4. Virat started his IPL career in 2008, has played a total of 139 matches scoring 4110 runs. He has 4 centuries and 26 half centuries to his record. In the 2016 IPL 10 Virat Kohli has achieved thrilling success with 973 runs in 16 matches with an average of 81.08 and highest score or 113. In IPL9 Virat has 4 centuries and 7 half centuries also 4 Not Out innings. This is the Amazing batsman and captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. All you RCB Fans and supporters you have all the rights to brag about your captain and maybe even scare the oppositions every time RCB plays the match.
  5. The RCB stars with super IPL performers like: Virat Kohli, AB DeVilliers, Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (as Wicket Keeper), Shane Watson and youngster Sarfaraz Khan and wicket taking bowler Yuzvendra Chahal.
  6. The SRH star with super players like: David Warner, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Ben Cutting, Naman Ojha with strike bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman.

So What a match this will be, I am eagerly waiting to see the playing 11 for both the teams for the 1st match of IPL 10 SRH vs RCB. I really can’t predict who will win. But I am sure you are supporting your home team and favourite IPL players. Keep coming back for more opinions, views and reviews or the SRH and RCB matches.

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