Both Gujarat and Bangalore, who are currently at seventh and eighth position in the rankings table, want to put their best foot forward to turn things around.
M Rahman might come in for Ben Cutting in the Sunrisers squad. David Warner has a super record v KXIP. Has scored 4 half centuries in a row against them. Rashid Khan's variations might give the Punjab middle order a hard time.
Both teams are unlikely to make changes unless injury forces them to. That said, one of Colin de or Woakes might go out for Shakib considering the Delhi wicket. We think a five bowler strategy could work well for this game. The weather too is set to be fine.
Both Mumbai and Gujarat have won their last games and it is unlikely that they would tinker with their winning combination.
Shreyas Iyer might get a look in ahead of Aditya Tare for this game. On the other hand, KXIP might not be tempted to make too many changes either.
Expect perfect batting conditions at Kolkata as we saw in the first game between KKR & KXIP. The hosts might go in with an unchanged line-up, unless they feel Shakib needs to come in for Trent Boult or Colin de Grandhomme. If fit, M Henriues might come in for Ben Cutting or M Rahman in the SRH line-up.
Steve Smith and Manoj Tiwary to return for Pune. For Gujarat, R Jadeja will make a come back too. The Lions will look to boost their bowling after suffering heavy defeats. Faulkner or Tye could make their way in for a top-order overseas batsman.
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