Rajkot: High on confidence after decimating a high-profile Royal Challengers Bangalore, an upbeat Gujarat Lions will be aiming to lift their game a notch higher when they face title contenders Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter on Saturday.
The Lions will be hoping that their skipper Suresh Raina is fully fit. Raina scored an unbeaten 34 off 30 balls but had hurt his shoulder during fielding and was seen in considerable pain while batting.
The India international will not like to miss out a match at this crucial juncture, having already scored 309 runs in the tournament so far.
The two teams have been a study in contrast during the tournament with MI winning six out of their eight matches while Gujarat have just about managed to get across the line on three occasions.
For Mumbai, both their defeats have been at the hands of Rising Pune Supergiant with the second one coming in their previous encounter.
One of the more balanced outfits with all bases covered, Mumbai's primary aim will be to get two more wins as quickly as possibly which will all but ensure a smooth passage into the Play-Offs. Lions on the other hand need to win five out of their next six games and any slip up from here will considerably lessen their chances of making it to the play-offs on successive occasions.
Here's all you need to know about catching Saturday's action live:
When will the GL vs MI IPL 2017 match be played?
Gujarat Lions host Mumbai Indians on 29 April.
How do I watch the GL vs MI clash live?
The match will be broadcast live on television by Sony Network.
What time will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the match will start at 8 PM IST.
Where can you follow the matches online?
The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.
You can also check out the live blogs on www.firstpost.com, for all the latest action during matches apart from live scores, updates and analysis.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published Date: Apr 29, 2017 06:30 pm | Updated Date: Apr 29, 2017 06:30 pm