2017 IPL Twenty-Sixth Match: Gujarat Lions VS. Kings XI Punjab

With IPL in its full disposition, here we are to predict the winner of the 26th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League. Let’s begin with the schedule of the match and the teams involved. The 26th match of the IPL 10 will be played between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab on 23 April at 16:00 as per IST, i.e. 10:30 as per GMT on the home ground of Gujarat Lions, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Winning their 3rd match on 14th April against Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat Lions marked their first victory in IPL 10. Whereas, Kings XI Punjab has been playing quite good in this season of the Indian Premier League. Who will this match? Will it be Kings Xi Punjab or Gujarat Lions? We’ll find it right here!

A Rundown of Performances

Before predicting who will win, let’s have a rundown of the performances of both the teams. Talking about Kings XI Punjab, the team has made quite a remarkable comeback this season. Currently, the team is placed on the 4th spot on the standings with a net run rate of +0.516. Kings XI has played 3 matches so far, winning two. On the other hand, Gujarat Lions which was on the top position on the points table of 2016 IPL was placed on the last position in this season until 14th April when it marked its first victory against Rising Pune Supergiant. This win helped Lions to jump to the 7th spot on the points table with a net run rate of -1.386.

Making a Prophecy

Comparing the performances of both the teams, Kings XI seems to be in a stronger position than Gujarat Lions. But Lions do have an advantage as the match will be played on their home ground. Not to mention, Gujarat Lions marked an exceptional victory against Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets returning back in the game. Nonetheless, keeping the form of Kings XI Punjab in mind, Lions will be having a tough time playing against them. Hence, Kings XI Punjab is more likely to win the 26th match of IPL 10.