Mumbai Indians will lock horn with Gujrat Lions in the 16th match of IPL 2017 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams are coming from a win in their last match and would love to continue their winning strike. They have the mixed season so far in the IPL. Mumbai Indians started the season with a loss but since then they have made a very good comeback having won three games in the row.
On the other hand, Gujarat Lions had the poor start to their campaign as they were beaten badly in their two matches but have also come back in the last match. Mumbai is currently in the second position in the table while Gujarat Lions are on the second the last position.
Mumbai had the habit of starting the season with losses but they have committed the same mistake this year as they have come back brilliantly to get six points from last three games. They would be high on confidence after the last victory against RCb where they came back from being 4 wickets down withing 10 runs to win the match. The only concern for the team would be te form of their top order batsman Rohit Sharma and Buttler who have failed to perform in any of the matches.
They have done exceptionally well in the bowling department where they have restricted the opposition’s from making huge total. All of their bowlers are in top form as in this match also they would love to restrict the dangerous looking batsman of Gujarat. The batting will once again depend on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Buttler, Pollard. Nitish Rana whereas they have the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Bhumrah, Malinga, Krunal Pandya in the bowling department.
on the other hand, Gujarat Lions are coming back from their first win the tournament and would love to continue the momentum that they have got from that match. The top order batsman Brendon and Smith played brilliantly in that match. The middle order with the likes of Raina and Finch did very well. The team looks very strong after the addition of Jadeja and Andre Tye who got the hat trick in the last match. He would be itching to get on the field to repeat the last match performance.
In this match also the batting lineup will depend upon Raina, Brendon, Finch, Smith, Jadeja. In the bowling depart which has been one of the concerns for them, they would have the players like Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Andrew tye, Jadeja. These guys need to restrict the Mumbai Indians batsman from getting high scores.
MI vs GL Match Prediction, IPL 2017:
Mumbai Indians to win the match because of much stronger bowling attack and all of their players are in top form.