Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions
Mumbai Indians will be looking to maintain their position at the top of points table as they take on Gujarat Lions in the 16th game of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians will host Gujarat Lions at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kieron Pollard was the hero for Mumbai as all-rounder produced a splendid knock under pressure to steer his side to a four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore despite Samuel Badree running through the top order.
Andrew Tye playing his first game for Gujarat showcased his worth as he bagged five wickets to see the franchise notch up their first win of the season. Mumbai will be pretty confident to pull off a win over Gujarat who will need to produce their best to dislodge the hosts at Wankhede. Ravendra Jadeja also returned for Lions after long layoff due to hectic Indian home summer.
Dwayne Smith was promoted to open with Brendon McCullum in the last game and it worked wonders as duo put over 90-odd runs for the opening wicket. Jason Roy was sidelined to accommodate Andrew Tye to bolster bowling resources. Raina also batted well to see his home to win the game. Praveen Kumar and others will still need to produce better much spells if Gujarat want to win games in the competition.
Mumbai do have one worry that is the form of their captain Rohit Sharma who has looked out of sorts but the hosts will be hoping he can click in the upcoming games. Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler have done in the games played so far while Kieron Pollard came good in the last as batting is finally produce big scores as a whole. The bowling has been effective as Harbhajan Singh, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan been decent. Krunal Pandya has been getting wickets at a better rate while his brother Hardik Pandya is a man known for pulling off famous wins out of nowhere.