Kings XI Punjab:
Gayle, Rahul, Mayank, Yuvraj, Finch, Nair, Ashwin, Tye, Sran, Mohit, Mujeeb.
*Axar in the last match confirmed he’ll need a couple of matches to recover so most likely he’ll be unavailable for this game as well.
*Ashwin has cleared they’ll be backing Yuvi till the last moment so there’s no threat to Yuvi’s place in the eleven.
*Finch has two back to back golden ducks in the last two games, but expect KXIP to give him longer run which he richly deserves.
*There might be some changes in the batting order & that will be decided as per the game situation. If one or two wicket falls early, Nair/Yuvi will be sent up the order.
(Unchanged as well)
Saha, Dhawan, Williamson, Pandey, Shakib, Hooda, Yusuf, Bhuvi, Rashid, Kaul/Sandeep (80-20), Stanlake.
*No changes are expected as the team is performing very well but their batting is still a concern. They have a very simple strategy, they back their excellent bowling unit to restrict the opposition under 160 & chase it slow & steadily.
But, will be really interesting how their batsmen perform when their bowlers have an off day & they have to chase above 180.
*Sandeep Sharma has a great record against Gayle playing for KXIP, he’s the only guy from their bench who’s in contention to play. He would definitely want to play against his former side.
If he plays, he’ll be swapped with Kaul.
You don’t win a Grand League with Virat or ABD as captain, because just like you, thousand other gamers also have the same obvious combination.
You have to think out of the box & take calculated risk on certain players after proper research & analysis.
FCG’s differential picks for this game:
Saha, Finch, Pandey, Yuvi, Tye.