GL vs MI Prediction : Match Preview.
Who will win GL Vs MI predictions IPL match.
In IPL 2017, Gujarat Lions will be playing against Mumbai Indians on Saturday 29 April. Mumbai Indians have played 8 matches so far winning 6 out of them. MI just lost to RPS by a close shave failing to chase down 160 runs falling short by 3 runs on Monday 24th April. Gujarat Lions have also played 8 matches winning just 3 out of them. Gujarat Lions managed to beat RCB in Bengaluru on Thursday 27th April. Below are GL vs MI Prediction
Tournament Name: Indian Premier League 2017. Match Name: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians Predictions Date: Saturday 29th April 2017 Time Local Time 20: 00 IST Stadium: SCA Cricket Stadium. Rajkot.
GL vs MI Prediction Head to Head
Firstly , MI have defeated GL once in IPL 2017. GL have played against MI 2 times in IPL 2016 where GL have won both the matches.. Both the teams have never faced off at Rajkot in IPL. GL VS MI, Highest total 173 runs, 2nd innings in IPL 2016. GL VS MI, Lowest Total 147 runs in 2nd innings in IPL 2016. Finally Dhawal Kulkarni has dismissed MI skipper Rohit Sharma both times in IPL 2016..
29th April Rajkot Pitch Report SCA Stadium: GL Vs MI Prediction
Rajkot pitch is traditionally a wonderful batting wicket and also has tendency to assist spinners. The highest and the lowest scores at Rajkot are 213 by RCB vs GL in IPL 2017 and 135 by GL in IPL 2016. First of all Average first Innings score in 9 matches since IPL 2016 is 171 runs while in the second innings it is 163 runs. Also, Highest runs chased is 184 by KKR vs GL in IPL 2017.
. GL Vs MI Predictions 29th April Toss Prediction
Teams winning the toss should look to field first at SCA stadium Rajkot. Since IPL 2016 Gujarat Lions won the toss on 4/9 occasions winning on only1/4 occasions. Gujarat have won 3/9 (33%) matches played at Rajkot. Finally Teams winning the toss have fielded first on 7/9 (77%) occasions winning 4/7 (57%) matches doing so.
Who will win GL Vs MI Prediction
Mumbai Indians probably seem to be the favourites looking at their side and the pitch conditions in Rajkot.’
Win Percentage : MI: 90% GL: 10%
Gujarat Lions Predicted Starting XI and Stats
Firstly Gujarat Lions have not had a good tournament so far and to qualify for playoffs they will have to win almost all the remaining 6 games.
GL Strength: Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum are in cracking form. Also Andrew Tye has taken 12 wickets from 5 matches including a hat trick against RPS. GL Weakness- Lack of potency in bowling line up. Middle order batting is weak so heavily dependent on top order. Lack of quality Indian local talent outside first XI. Star players to watch out for- Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina. Also Suresh Raina scored 309 runs in 8 matches this season and is one of the most experienced IPL players with 150 matches and over 4000 runs to his credit. Finally Dhawal Kulkarni was the leading wicket taker for Gujarat Lions with 18 scalps from 14 matches in IPL 2016. Predicted starting XI for Gujarat Lions: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Kartik, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Andrew Tye, Ankit Soni, NB Singh.
Mumbai Indians Predicted starting XI, Stats.
Mumbai Indians have been the best team in the IPL 2017 so far winning 6/8 matches losing to RPS on both occasions. Strength: Nitish Rana and Josh Butler have contributed consistently along with Pollard finishing off matches. McClenaghan is in good form with the ball. Weakness: Rohit Sharma has been struggling with runs despite a half century against RPS. Lack of support from bowlers to McClenaghan. Star impact Nitish Rana has scored 266 runs from 8 matches in IPL 2017. Players to watch out for: Nitish Rana and Hardik Pandya.
Finally, Starting 11 for Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel, Josh Butler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan , Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah