GL have performed reasonably well as they finished atop the table © AFP
GL have performed reasonably well as they finished atop the table © AFP

New franchise Gujarat Lions (GL) take on powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), in Qualifier 1 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday, as the live cricket streaming of the match is available on starsports.com and Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, along with Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary on Sony SIX, while the Hindi commentary is available on Sony SIX HD and SET MAX. GL, being their opening season, have performed reasonably well as they finished atop the table and are also playing the playoffs. Live Cricket Scorecard: Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016 Qualifier 1 at Bengaluru

RCB will be immensely confident at the moment, mainly because their talismanic captain Virat Kohli has been in the form of his life. Kohli has scored four centuries so far in IPL 2016, of which two have come against GL. With the kind of form he is in, it will not be beyond belief if he makes it three in three. The RCB bowling attack had let Kohli and RCB down in the first match they played against GL, but the insane hitting of Kohli and AB de Villiers in the next match helped RCB to the biggest-ever win in terms of runs in IPL history. Live Cricket Updates: Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016 Qualifier 1 at Bengaluru

Meanwhile Suresh Raina has turned around his form for GL and has scored a couple of good half-centuries to get some momentum going into the playoffs. Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, and Aaron Finch have all been good but their inconsistency has been a problem. Dinesh Karthik too has looked good, so the initial weaknesses of GL’s top-heavy batting order have since abated.