IPL 2017 : First Innings Score
Having had a rather poor outing from their opening batsmen and middle order in the last match (with exception of Pollard and Pandya brothers), the Mumbai Indians will hope to get over 150+.
Mumbai Indians showed great discipline with the ball against RCB
After a rather shaken start to the tournament, the Mumbai Indians have bounced back and fought their way to 2 victories in their last 2 matches. They’d have really taken some heart from the win that they achieved against the strengthened Royal Challengers Bangalore side that had the likes of Gayle, Kohli & Villiers playing for them. The Mumbai bowlers did a tremendous job of restricting the opposition to a mere 141 which it seemed was quite achievable at the start.
Pollard is back firing for MI
With the Mumbai Indians batting tested in all their matches thus far, the challenge that their middle order had against RCB was however quite different. With 5 wickets falling with less than 50 runs on the board; Kieron Pollard stepped upto the challenge and made a thunderous 70 in less than 50 balls to guide his side to a phenomenal victory against the RCB.
The top-order looks to be a concern
Mumbai would’ve gained poise from the win against RCB but the top order that includes Buttler, Parthiv, Rohit Sharma has failed to mesmerize the fans with their performance with the bat thus far – specifically Rohit, who hasn’t looked the sheer elegant player that we know him to be; his form is absolutely crucial to Mumbai continuing their winning run.
IPL 2017 : First Innings Score
Gujarat Lions will be gunning for McCullum and Smith to continue their form from the last match (putting 95 runs for the first wicket). With both of them in form, the Lions look likely to make a first innings total in excess of 160.
Gujarat Lions are back to winning
With 2 losses in succession before their last match against Pune, the Gujarat Lions were desperate for a win and they got one against the Rising Pune Supergiant. What worked in favour of them was the fact that they won the toss and had the liberty to bat second and know the score that their quality batsmen had to chase; for Lions have clearly been let down by their bowling unit.
Andrew Tye – making Lions look a more strengthened side
As we suggested and predicted in our last report for Gujarat Lions, they needed to get an overseas bowler into their side instead of playing an additional overseas batsman and they did just that – Tye replaced Jason Roy in the playing XI. The move did wonders as Tye grabbed a hat-trick and with it a 5 wicket hall – making Lions look a much strengthened bowling unit.
IPL 2017 : Match Winning Team
The Gujarat Lions showed a much-strengthened team performance in their last match as opposed to a single man show of Pollard from Mumbai Indians- thus we predict Gujarat Lions should win this.
IPL 2017 : Key Player
Rohit Sharma, someone whose not fired this season at all – we predict that he will finally get going in this match and will cross the 30 run mark.
IPL 2017 : Previous Match Accurate Predictions
We had predicted a win for Mumbai Indians versus the star line up of RCB
We had predicted that for Gujarat Lions to change things around, they need to add Tye to their playing XI
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