Gujarat Lions (GL) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match no. 3 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot on Friday. Both Gujarat Lions and KKR are extremely balanced sides and therefore we have a mouth-watering encounter on a super Friday.

 

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Gujarat Lions and KKR have faced only twice before this and the former has reigned in both the occasions. Suresh Raina and co. will look to make it three in three against KKR. But it will not be a cakewalk for the Lions because the Knight Riders are here to put up a fight as well. They are not a side which can be tamed with consummate ease.

 

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These two sides have some prolific players in their ranks and they all will be looking forward to contribute for their respective sides. Gujarat Lions have so many players who can grab the opening slots and this is where Suresh Raina will have to take a wise call. However, in spite of that, they have plenty of firepower in their ranks.

 

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KKR on the other hand, will be missing their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is yet to join the side as he was busy with his national side in Sri Lanka. In spite of that, KKR too have plenty of dynamites to rock their opponents.

 

Team batting second has won four out of five games in this venue and there is no doubt about the decision that either of the captains, Raina and Gautam Gambhir, are going to take after winning the toss.

 

Head-to-Head:

 

2 matches – Gujarat Lions have got the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in both the occasions.

 

IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions – 2 Kolkata Knight Riders – 0.