Andre Russell's power-hitting helped KKR seal an unlikely victory against CSK © PTI
Andre Russell’s power-hitting helped KKR seal an unlikely victory against CSK © PTI

Sep 21, 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Lahore Lions in the seventh match of Champions League Twenty 20 (CLT20) at Hyderabad on Sunday. Even though, KKR look favorites on paper, Lahore Lions can still pose a stiff challenge considering the unpredictability of the Twenty 20 (T20) format and presence of  stars like Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad.

While KKR head into the second game of the ongoing tournament after registering a memorable win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first after the end of the qualifying round, the Lahore Lions will look to begin the group stage on a good note after a spirited performance in the qualifiers.

Lahore Lions, on the other hand, have put up an impressive display in the tournament so far. Having won this year’s edition of the Haier T20 Cup, the Lahores managed to stun everyone by beating tournament favorites Mumbai Indians by a margin of six wickets. After that win, they produced a disastrous performance against the Northern Knights, where they were dismissed for a total of 98 runs while chasing a target of 171.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa (wk), Piyush Chawla, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep  Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell.

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Mohammad Umar Akmal (wk), Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mohammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor.

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