KXIP vs KKR Star Wars: Chris Gayle vs Sunil Narine

The marauding Kings XI Punjab opener will be up against a potent, frugal Kolkata Knight Riders off-spinner.

With a taste of redemption, this season has been a sweet one for Chris Gayle. Kings XI Punjab saved him from going unsold during the auction, and he's repaid the faith well. He seems to be at his marauding best, stamping his authority on the contest whenever he gets going. With 311 runs in seven matches, Gayle averages 62.20.

On Saturday, off-spinner Sunil Narine will be entrusted the responsibility to impede the possible assault from the opener. Narine, like Gayle, has enjoyed a fruitful season. Narine is Kolkata Knight Riders' chief wicket-taker with 13 wickets at a competent economy rate of 7.51.

Will he be able to curb Gayle's onslaught on Saturday?