Gautam Gambhir (above) was dismissed by Praveen Kumar, aftter being played on to his stumps    AFP
Gautam Gambhir (above) was dismissed by Praveen Kumar, aftter being played on to his stumps AFP

Former champions and hosts Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper and opener Gautam Gambhir, along with MAnish Pandey were dismissed for five and an unfortunate duck, against new franchise and visitors Gujarat Lions (GL), in Match 38 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. Gambhir was dismissed by Praveen Kumar, aftter being played on to his stumps, while Pandey was caught behind by Dinesh Karthik by the same man in the same over. Currently, KKR 17 for the loss of two wickets in three overs, with opener Robin Uthappa 10, and Suryakumar Yadav on two. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Match 38 at Kolkata

As the tournament starts getting deeper and intensified, so does the gameplay and mental strategies, as former champions and hosts Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on new franchise and visitors Gujarat Lions (GL), in Match 38 of the ongoing cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. As KKR still manages to sit atop the points table, they would look to extend their lead, while GL, who too are in the top phase of the table, would look to rise above, with an eye on the top spot as well, as it s the clash of the top tier teams. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Match 38 at Kolkata

With the game being held at Eden Gardens, the track is likely to stay on the slower side, and the teams would definitely like to have a strong bowling unit, especially the spin department. With KKR, having tons of spinners in their side, are likely to dominate this game. However, GL too have good some real good spinners in their side, and could turn the tide against KKR in no time, as so could their batting unit. Overall, and exciting and thriller on the cards; however, with the capacity crowd in favour of KKR, along with the presence of their principal owner Shahrukh Khan, the vocal effect would certainly pump KKR to do better in the game.