Having accumulated six points from four games, Mumbai Indians will like to continue their winning momentum against a resurgent Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League encounter on Sunday. The Mumbai franchise have traditionally started the IPL slowly.
Gujarat have somewhat redeemed themselves after a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant.
The hosts have been boosted by the form of youngster Nitish Rana and the Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal. The Pandyas have made significant all-round contribution in all the matches.
Krunal particularly impressed with his unbeaten innings of 37 off 30 balls in a pressure situation in the game against RCB after his 37 off 20 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, one area where MI will like to focus on is their top-order's collapse against RCB when leg-spinner Samuel Badree took a hat-trick.
Another area of concern would be skipper Rohit Sharma's inability to read the googly. Thrice he has played for the leg-break and was deceived by the wrong 'un bowled by Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan and Badree.
Here's all you need to know about catching Saturday's action live:
When will the MI vs GL IPL 2017 match be played?
Mumbai Indians will host Gujarat Lions on 16 April.
How do I watch the MI vs GL clash live?
The matches will be broadcast live on television by Sony Network.
What time will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the day match will start at 4 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 16, 2017 13:40 PM | Updated Date: Apr 16, 2017 13:40 PM