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Can Lions sustain their dream start?

Dream start for Gujarat Lions
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After winning three consecutive games -- against Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions slumped to their only loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Suresh Raina-led side, however, came back strongly to get the better of a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game, which propelled them to the second spot in the standings with eight points from five games.

Asked about the mantra behind Gujarat Lions consistency so far in the tournament, coach Brad Hodge said: "We have got a lot of match-winners in our side and if a couple of them fire in any particular game then it's going to be awfully hard for oppositions.

"We just need to make sure that consistency keeps going throughout the tournament. But losing is also a part of the tournament. You can't go through a whole tournament expecting to win every game. I think in this particular side we have so many match-winners. I guess we can take games away from certain teams in a matter of moments. I certainly know that you can run out of gas at the end of the tournament but I hope my knowledge will help to ensure that such a thing doesn't happen."

However, Gujarat Lions have a serious concern going into tomorrow's game after explosive opener Aaron Finch injured his hamstring in the last game and is rendered doubtful.

"Aaron is 50-50 at this stage. He just went off to see a specialist in Mumbai. He will fly back and join the team. We will assess his condition tomorrow. It's more of a precautionary thing. He had an injury in Australia and he just felt something which isn't quite right so that's why he came off the field in the last game. He didn't want to have the same injury. But the good news is he is in good shape," Hodge added.

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