The third match of the IPL 9 will mark the debut of a new team Gujarat Lions. The team will be playing their first match on 11th April 2016 Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions at PCA stadium Mohali. Lions is one of the replacements for the suspended teams CSK and RR for two years. The two teams have been suspended for their alleged role in match fixing and betting scandal. Though GL is a new team but underestimating any team especially in t20 format can be dangerous. Keep yourself updated with the live score of KXIP vs GL IPL 2016.
Kings XI Punjab is one of the teams whose performance has never met expectations of its fans. The team has participated in all the previous eight seasons and has proceeded to play off stage only twice. In 2008 season the team managed to make a place in semis whereas ended as runner-up in 2014. For coming IPL 2016 team has retained 14 of its player. David Miller is announced as the captain and Virendra Sehwag as mentor for KXIP.
Gujarat Lions is making its debut in Indian Premier League 2016. Former CSK player Suresh Raina will be leading the team. The team looked strong on papers as it includes Brendom McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja and if the GL managed to perform on the fields according to their names then it will surely give a tough competition to the opponents.
Here is a brief look into the squad of both teams for Punjab vs Gujarat match 3rd of IPL 9.
Kings XI Punjab Squad: David Miller (Captain), Kyle Abbott, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Nikhil Naik, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay
Gujarat Lions Squad: Suresh Raina, Akshdeep Nath, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Shivil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Umang Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dale Steyn, Pravin Tambe, Andrew Tye
|Match 3rd KXIP vs GL IPL 2016|
|Venue||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali|
|Date||11th April 2016|
|Time||8:00 pm (Local Time)|
|Toss||Gujarat Lions and opt to ball first|
We all are waiting for the day when the match starts and will update all the live score card with update of each and every ball here. Till then just check out the IPL Schedule for 2016 here.
KXIP vs GL Score :
KXIP: 161/6 in 20 overs
GL: 162/5 in 17.4 overs
Match Result: Gujarat Lions won the match by 5 wickets
Man of the Match: Aaron finch for his 74 runs in 47 balls
Full Match Scorecard:
Kings XI Punjab Innings :-
|Murali Vijay||b Ravindra Jadeja||42||34||123.52||5||1|
|Manan Vohra||c Dinesh Karthik b Ravindra Jadeja||38||23||165.21||4||2|
|David Miller||b Dwayne Bravo||15||10||150.00||1||1|
|Glenn Maxwell||b Dwayne Bravo||2||4||50.00||0||0|
|Wriddhiman Saha||c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo||20||25||80.00||0||0|
|Marcus Stoinis||c Aaron Finch b Dwayne Bravo||33||22||150.00||4||0|
|Axar Patel||NOT OUT||4||2||200.00||0||0|
|Mitchell Johnson||NOT OUT||0||0||0.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(w 4, b 1, lb 2)||7|
|TOTAL||(6 wickets; 20 overs)||161|
Gujarat Lions Bowling :-
|Aaron Finch||st Wriddhiman Saha b Pardeep Sahu||74||47||157.44||12||0|
|Brendon McCullum||st Wriddhiman Saha b Sandeep Sharma||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|Suresh Raina||c Mitchell Johnson b Marcus Stoinis||20||9||222.22||1||2|
|Dinesh Karthik||NOT OUT||41||26||157.69||7||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja||run out (Mitchell Johnson)||8||12||66.66||0||0|
|Ishan Kishan||c Mohit Sharma b Mitchell Johnson||11||8||137.50||2||0|
|Dwayne Bravo||NOT OUT||2||2||100.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(w 3, lb 3)||6|
|TOTAL||(5 wickets; 17.4 overs)||162|