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IPL 2016, GLvsMI: Match Preview

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Published on 21 May 2016 11:49 AM GMT

IPL 2016, GLvsMI: Match Preview
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Kanpur: Placed at the second spot, Suresh Raina- led Gujarat Lions will focus to glue themselves in the play-offs.

On the other hand, Rohit Sharma- led Mumbai Indians will play a must-win game with all guns blazing.

Green Park stadium will witness a high-octane match as both teams will leave no stone unturned to demoralize the opposite team in today’s encounter here on Saturday.

Gujarat Lions-

  • The good news for them is that their skipper and boisterous batsman Suresh Raina is back into the form.
  • Raina, who carries the ability to thrash any bowling attack, had played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 53 runs, which helped GL script a 6-wicket win over KKR.
  • The fireworks of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith can disturb any bowling attack.
  • Aaron Finch, Dwayne Bravo, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja will concentrate on strengthening the middle order.
  • Bowling department has always back-seated the Lions despite Dwayne Smith’s last match heroic spell.
  • Praveen Kumar, Dwayne Bravo and Dhawal Kulkarni have to take the charge to surpass MI batting.

Mumbai Indians-

  • The batting looks deep in the form of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler.
  • When it comes to chasing, Rohit has remained impressive so far in the tournament.
  • Harbhajan Singh and Krunal Pandya’s spin can make roads tougher for GL batsmen.
  • Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee and Jasprit Bumrah have to give some fiery spells to outshine GL’s dangerous batting line-up.

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