35th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on 29th April. Rajkot wicket will see a high scoring game as previous games while dew factor can be considered and team will more likely to chase.
Gujarat Lions were top team in league matches of IPL 2016 while this time not even once listed in top 4; there is no major change in the team squad. Gujarat Lions are currently at 5th position in the points table with 6 points in 8 matches. Gujarat Lions is coming with 7 wickets win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bowling attack of GL which was struggling through the tournament has coming back in the form; Andrew Tye had added strength to it. Nathu Singh and James Faulkner have supported Tye. Lions had sorted batting line up. There is no likely to see any team change as they would like to carry the momentum with the winning combination.
Mumbai Indians are 2nd on the points table with 12 points in 8 games. MI had lost only two games, both against Rising Pune Supergiant. While every time one or the other MI bastman is there to rescue MI. With the current batting line up, Mumbai Indians had managed to get strong bowling attack. Out of form Lasith Malinga is replaced by Mitchell Johnson. Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya have consistent with their bowling. Harbhajan Singh adds experience to te attack which certainly helps them to slow down opponent run rate.
Head to Head: GL vs MI
Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions had encountered 3 times in IPL history, twice in last season and once in this season. In IPL 2016 Gujarat Lions won both games but in IPL 2017 Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets.
|16th April, 2016||Guajrat Lions||3 Wickets||Mumbai|
|21st May, 2016||Gujarat Lions||6 Wickets||Kanpur|
|16th April, 2017||Mumbai Indians||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 35: GL vs MI
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Date: 29th April, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Gujarat Lions have won the toss and elected to bat first
Result: Mumbai Indians Won in Super Over
Playing XI for GL: Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik(w), James Faulkner, Andrew Tye, Irfan Pathan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni
Playing XI for MI: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah