2017 IPL Twenty Third Match: Kolkata Knight Riders VS. Gujarat Lions

Tenth season of the much-celebrated Indian Premier League has kick started and there is frenzy all around.  Points table of this season seems quite different from the previous season. Moving on to the 23rd match of IPL 10, it will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions. Both the teams will battle each other on the home ground of Kolkata, Eden Gardens on 21st April at 14:30 as per GMT and 20:00 as per IST. Having a look onto the current scenario of both the teams, there are much differences. Knight Riders are currently placed at the second position on the Table Standings, with a net run rate of +1.279. On the other hand, Gujarat Lions which stood first on the Points Table in the previous season of IPL seems to be struggling this time. Lions are at the bottommost position on the Standings with a net run rate of -2.731, as of now. While it is quite clear that KKR is definitely in a stronger position as they ruined Lions in their very first match, anything could happen in the 23rd match.

A Juxtapose of Performances

Going through the previous matches of the IPL 10, Gujarat Lions seem to have failed quite terribly. The much stronger team of 2016 IPL seems to be stumbling this season. Lions were defeated very badly in their first match by Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 wickets. Knight Riders chased 183 runs which became the highest score to be ever chased by a team in a Twenty-20 match. Seems like that was not it for Lions, as they tottered again in their next match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and lost it by 9 wickets. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders too faltered in their second match losing it to Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets. Talking about the positions of both the teams, KKR is placed at the second, whereas, Gujarat Lions is placed at the bottom of the Points Table.

Who will win?

After collating the performances of both the teams, it is quite obvious that Kolkata Knight Riders hold an amazing chance to win this particular match as they have already defeated Lions in their very first match. But, Gujarat Lions will definitely try to take revenge of their hurtful defeat from Knight Riders. To find, let’s wait till the match begins!