In the sixteenth match of Indian Premier League 2017, Mumbai Indians will be taking on Gujarat Lions today from 4:00 PM at Wankhede Stadium. Both teams are coming into this match by winning their previous games, eventually Mumbai have won 3 matches in a row.
Winning a match from 7 runs for 4 wickets loss, Mumbai Indians had fantastic game other day against Royal Challengers. Samuel Badree’s hat-trick couldn’t win the game for RCB but exceptional performance from Kieron Pollard and young Kurnal Pandya helped the team to win.
Mumbai still needs performance from top order batsmen like Parthiv and Rohit. Jos Buttler hasn’t performed but hopefully he’ll play best in upcoming games. Simmons can also get place in the playing XI if team doesn’t want to carry on with Buttler.
On the other side, Gujarat Lions have also got some momentum in the last match as they beat Rising Pune to register first win the season. Jadeja’s presence has boosted batting and bowling unit of GL meanwhile McCullum and Dwayne Smith’s return to form has given team a hope of scoring runs at good pace.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Karn Sharma, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Deepak Punia, Vinay Kumar, Jitesh Sharma, Asela Gunarathna, Nicholas Pooran, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Harbhajan Singh, J Suchitch, Kieron Pollard, Saurabh Tiwary, Ambati Rayudu, Krishnappa Gowtham, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Suresh Raina (captain), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Manpreet Gony, Jason Roy, Ravindra Jadeja, Pradeep Sangwan, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Faulkner, Shadab Jakati, Brendon McCullum, Jaydev Shah, Shubham Agrawal, Basil Thampy, Shivil Kaushik, Dinesh Karthik, Munaf Patel, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Akashdeep Nath, Andrew Tye, Dwayne Smith, Chirag Suri, Tejas Singh Baroka, Pratham Singh, Praveen Kumar, Shelly Shaurya.
Hosts Mumbai Indians are in fine form and have won three successive matches. Hence team will be favorite to win against Gujarat Lions in the 16th match of IPL-10. As per our predictions, MI have got 60 percent winning chances.
Wankhede pitch is batting supportive and batsmen can trust on the pitch to play their shoots. Hence we can expect a high scoring match and team batting first can post 170-180 runs on the scoreboard.