The 2 points available for the taking in Match 51 of VIVO IPL 2016 are extremely critical to both the competing teams - Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams have played 12 matches each and have 14 points against their names. KKR are better placed among the two teams, but only due to their superior Net Run Rate in comparison to Gujarat Lions’ NRR.
Gujarat Lions will be coming after being hammered by a 144 runs defeat from Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Lions will know that wins in their last two games will ensure qualification, but a top-two finish will depend on other teams' results due to their dismal run rate of -0.747.
Suresh Raina will be back after missing the last game due to birth of his child, while the top order must fire after starting so well in the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders will also be coming after a defeat from Royal Challengers Bangalore. They have similar points as Gujarat with 14 but their net run rate is higher. A win for the Kolkata outfit will see them qualify but skipper Gautam Gambhir will want to ensure that his team win both their remaining encounters.
Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders live streaming, live scoreTeam news
Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Kathik, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Shivil Kaushik.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Possible XI: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin Munro, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Morne Morkel.
19 May 2016, 2000 Hrs IST
Green Park, Kanpur
Temperature: Max 40°c, Min 37°c
Humidity: Max 39%
Where to watch live
Match starts at 3.30pm BST/8pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in the UK. Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony ESPN will telecast it live in India.