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IPL 2017: Top 5 moments from Kings XI Punjab-Gujarat Lions encounters through IPL history

Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab encounters have provided lots of entertainment in the past.

Top 5 / Top 10 22 Apr 2017, 23:58 IST
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Will Bravo make a return for Gujarat on Sunday?

Gujarat Lions, led by their skipper Suresh Raina, managed to put aside their string of losses to trump Kolkata Knight Riders on the opposition's home turf two days ago and now face off against Kings XI Punjab, another team struggling to put together a run of victories, at home.

A very successful side in the early years of the Indian Premier League, Kings XI haven't quite been up to the mark in the last two editions of the tournament. However, with a few smart buys at the auction, Punjab started their 2017 season on a positive note before losing their way. 

Gujarat, on the other hand, looked short of bowling options in the first few games this season before the inclusion of James Faulkner in the last game helped them regain their balance.

The two sides have played just twice against each other and here we take a look at 5 key moments from the two games between these sides last season.

#5 Dwyane Bravo's four-wicket haul and 300th T20 wicket (Game 3: season 2016)

The West Indian all-rounder was a key figure in the Gujarat Lions line-up last year and put in a scintillating display in his team's first game of the season against Kings XI Punjab. Bravo had Glenn Maxwell and David Miller dismissed within three balls, the latter getting him to a landmark 300 T20 scalps. 

He wasn't done though and went on to bamboozle Punjab with his many variations. He dismissed Wriddhiman Saha and Marcus Stoinis off consecutive balls in the final over to end with figures of 4/22. 

Bravo was, unfortunately, unavailable for Gujarat thus far but might just be ready when Punjab arrive on Sunday. 

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