The Kings XI Punjab will play the debutant Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League campaign on Monday, April 11, at the IS Bindra Stadium in Punjab starting 8 pm local time.
The IPL which went through a huge reform in the last year saw two defunct teams, Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, and also got their new sponsorship under VIVO from last year’s Pepsi. The IPL season 9 took off in grand style amidst glitz and glamour with West Indian Dwayne Bravo dancing to peppy Bollywood tracks.
According to the official IPL website, the new comer Pune Supergiants, under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, beat the Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets to register their grand entry into the Indian domestic league. So, it is time for another new comer, Gujarat Lions to prove their mettle against a formidable Punjab team.
As per the ESPN Cricinfo reports, both teams have the perfect blend of hard-hitters and all-rounders in the team. There are a number of players to watch out for in the match starting from South African David Miller to the stylish Suresh Raina.
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets in a low scoring game at Eden gardens in Kolkata.
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Kings XI Punjab Squad
DA Miller (C), KJ Abbott, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, F Behardien, KC Cariappa, R Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh, MG Johnson, SE Marsh, GJ Maxwell, NS Naik, AR Patel, WP Saha, P Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, MM Sharma, MP Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, SN Thakur, M Vijay, M Vohra
Gujarat Lions Squad
SK Raina (C), S Ladda, AD Nath, Amit Mishra, DJ Bravo, P Dogra, ER Dwivedi, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, Ishan Kishan, RA Jadeja, SB Jakati, KD Karthik, S Kaushik, DS Kulkarni, P Kumar, BB McCullum, PJ Sangwan, JN Shah, UA Sharma, DR Smith, DW Steyn, PV Tambe, AJ Tye
Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, VIVO IPL Live
Date: Monday, 11 April 2016
Time: 8 pm IST, 2:30 pm GMT, 12:30 AM AEDT (next day)
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India
Live Stream: IPL Live