As the season of IPL 10 is up to its level of mark, all the teams are contributing their best performance to win the matches. But it is a game of win or loose. If a team wins, the next opponent team will certain have to loose. So coming back to the teams, today there will be a great match between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians. This season Gujarat Lions have not showed their level of performance which the spectators have seen the previous year. What is the reason behind the team being unsuccessful and at the last position, no one knows. So the tournament is being half over, Gujarat Lions (GL) are still at the last position, but on looking to the team of Mumbai Indians, they are certainly very strong in comparison to Gujarat Lions and they are at the second position after the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). So today there will be match tournament between both the teams in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. On coming to the team of Gujarat Lions, they were the entertaining sides in the last year season of IPL. The team was playing in such a way as if they are very familiar with the upcoming dynamics, despite for being a new franchise in the tournament. Last year, with the sensational performance they were able to amaze the audience. Moreover, the so called All-Rounder of India, Md Kaif has been appointed as the assistant coach for the team of Gujarat Lions. The team spirit should never be let down to be kept in mind. As this was the team who won the hearts of the spectators across the world and were the runner ups.
Now moving on to the team of Mumbai Indians, we are having the data based on their performance. As the season began, Mumbai Indians (MI) was given a major upset in the form of the best bowler Lasith Malinga, who was ruled out. Same in the case for the West Indies, Lendl Simmons too was ruled out by playing just one match.
Mumbai Indians missed the playoffs by just a win, as they have to settle for a fifth place to finish last year. With the seven defeats and seven wins, they had an average performance. It is not necessary to mention, it was definitely surprising to see them finish the bottom half, they are having a good squad which is leading by Rohit Sharma. MI, however will be coached by Mahela Jayawardene replacing Ricky Ponting from this year onwards, so let’s see team’s fortune after these changes in the coaches.
Mumbai Indians, having a variety and experienced helped them time and again. The opening order is being dominated by Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu. Rohit Sharma as a captain himself also is scoring well and has been receiving great support from Kieron Pollard as well as Corey Anderson, when it comes to put runs on the board. Kieron Pollard does his job in the middle order keeping calm in highly tense situations.
There is no dearth in the team with the likes of Hardik Pandya, Jos Butler and others able in dealing with the multiple assigned roles to perform. The bowling department is equally impressive with the likes of Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee and others members of the team squad.
Considering their bowling last year, it must have came as a great shock to many spectators, seeing the team maintaining their bowling performance despite with the absence of Malinga’s. It was the one Mitchell McClenaghan who forwarded up this time, who took 17 wickets in 14 innings. Jasprit Bumrah is also stand as a promising bowler, who finishes the season with 15 wickets in his account. There are also other talented bowlers like Harbhajan Singh and Tim Southee.
Martin Gupltill is disappointment for the side, as this Kiwi batsman failed. Rohit, being the captain managed to do a terrific job as a skipper, and led his sides through some tricky matches. In fact, this man the skipper, the player, Rohit Sharma was Man of the Match for half the victories which the team got in their campaign.
Here is the list of players of both the teams:
|GUJARAT LIONS IPL TEAM 2017|
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Suresh Raina (Captain)||Brendon McCullum|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Andrew Tye|
|Dhawal Kulkarni||Aaron Finch|
|Aksh Deep Nath||Jason Roy|
|Praween Kumar||James Faulkner|
|Jaydev Shah||Dwayne Smith|
|Irfan Pathan (replacement for Dwayne Bravo)|
|MUMBAI INDIANS IPL TEAM 2017|
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Rohit Sharma (Captain)||Lasith Malinga|
|Karn Sharma||Tim Southee|
|Ambati Rayudu||Lendl Simmons|
|Harbhajan Singh||Kieron Pollard|
|Hardik Pandya||Jos Buttler|
|J Suchith||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Nicholas Pooran|
|Nitish Rana||Mitchell Johnson|
|Parthiv Patel||Asela Gunarathne|
|R Vinay Kumar|
As we will be predicting that both the teams have made certain changes in their batting as well as bowling line up and there will be a different strategy by both the teams to win points also they have learnt from their previous mistakes which we would be able to see in today’s match itself. So the supporters of both the teams do cross your fingers, pray and silently support your favorite team.
Match Date: 29-04-2017
Match Timing: 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT)
Match Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Predicted Score of Mumbai Indians : As this team is playing really good, so if they will bat first then they would be able to put up 175+ on the score-board.
Predicted Score of Gujarat Lions : As the team of Gujarat is in the good form, so if they will bat first then they will be putting up 170+ scores on the score-board.
Predicted Winner: Mumbai Indians