The teams: Gujarat Lions v Pune Supergiants. Raina v Dhoni. GL and RPS are the two new kids on the block, both were expected to need time to find their footing and yet both began their IPL careers with victories. Based on their strong starts this is a tough one to predict. Dhoni is the more experienced skipper, though it is often overlooked that Raina has captained Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji trophy, so he isn’t new to leadership.
The Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. GL’s home stadium, but hard to read given they’ve only ever hosted one T20I – in 2013, which is also when this ground made its ODI debut. It does, however, have a large media capsule just like the one at Lords.
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