Kings XI Punjab will take on Gujarat Lions in the third match of the IPL 2016 on Monday, April 11. The latest Kings XI Punjab v Gujarat Lions betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
As Gujarat Lions make their debut in the Indian Premier League, most of their players are well versed with the competition already. Having built the team from scratch which will be coached by Brad Hodge, they have an excellent team on paper.
Suresh Raina and Dale Steyn are two of the big names in the squad, but they haven’t performed well in the recently concluded World T20. Having had a disappointing spell with their respective nations, they will be eager to kick-start their campaign with a victory.
However, with the presence of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Bravo in the squad, it is more than possible that they may get the start they wish. Ravindra Jadeja will be complementing the all-rounders as well.
As for Kings XI Punjab, they definitely will be on the guard to ensure that a repeat of last year’s fiasco doesn’t occur again. They finished at the bottom of the table with just three wins and 11 defeats. However, this time too the odds for them this time around don’t look that good either.
Only a few of the players were involved in the World Cup, and they haven’t had a decent spell. Glen Maxwell and David Miller failed to shine for their teams with bat. As for the bowling department, Kyle Abbott did take some wickets, but it will be interesting to see how well he will be supported by the others.
Comparing the two squads, Gujarat Lions definitely appear to be the favorite ones owing to their slightly better squad. However, they do have the distinct disadvantage of being the new team in the block and also being on the away side for this match. This is surely going to be intriguing match to watch.
Kings XI Punjab v Gujarat Lions head-to-head
This will be the first time that the two sides are meeting each other.
Kings XI Punjab v Gujarat Lions betting tips for IPL 2016 match one:
Kings XI Punjab to win with bet365: 10/11
The match will be played at 8:00 pm local time (2:30 pm GMT) on Monday, April 11.