Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians:
This is the second and the most crucial match of this Saturday. Match will be of prime importance when 2 teams will fight against each other for a place in the final 4. It’s the Gujarat Lions who will take on the Mumbai Indians in all-important match. Match will be played at Green Park, Kanpur. It will be live on your tv screens at 7:30 PM. Last time when the 2 teams came across each other it was Gujrat Lions who won against Mumbai Indians quite on the very last ball of the match.
Starting from the defending champions Mumbai Indians who are now in a do and die situation as another loss can surely send them out of the tournament but a win may help to go through the next round. They so far have played 13 matches with 7 wins and 6 losses and now desperately need another victory. Mumbai as a whole remained quite inconsistent. The couldn’t won match on consistent basis and were up and down in the whole tournament. One of the reason for this is their regular changing in the playing eleven as most of their players couldn’t got the proper chance to play and might be this was the reason they had to suffer a lot. Another strategy that looked quite odd in the tournament was their playing eleven with 5 genuine bowler. They surely have to use some all-rounder in place of a bowler as that can strengthen their bowling. Rohit Sharma as a captain has done a pretty nice job but in batting he couldn’t score runs on the regular basis. Kieron Pollard also have won some matches for the team with his deadly batting but couldn’t play the way he used to in the previous seasons. Now they have just 1 match left and they surely need to give their best game as one more loss can send them back home.
Coming towards the Gujarat Lions side who started this tournament in a blistering way and were one of the favorites of the tournament but now they are also in a situation that a defeat can might be send them back home due to a very low NRR. Gujarat so far have won 8 matches out of 13 and lost just 5 but their NRR is very low and in minus so that will be a big issue for Gujrat side. As a whole the way they won against KKR their confidence will be very high for the match and will surely try to win this match. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith both were in deadly form but couldn’t played the way in the last few matches and now their performance will be very important in this last match and in the next stage if they qualify. Captain Suresh Raina also couldn’t do much but now he is also looking in a very nice touch after that innings against KKR. They have already won against Mumbai so they have to use it as a positive for the match.
Match will be in Kanpur and the pitch here is not so much suitable for batting but still we can expect a good match. There is no rain forecast for the match.