The 35th match of ongoing Indian Premier League is about to be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Gujarat Lions (GL). The two teams are set to confront in this important match at Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium located in Rajkot. The game is slated to commence at 8:00 PM, according to local time on 29th April 2017. This will be the ninth match for both teams (Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions).
Till now, Mumbai’s team has played eight matches in the ongoing tenth edition of IPL tournament. Led by Rohit Sharma, the team successfully won six matches and secured second rank in IPL 2017 points table. Team MI lost against Rising Pune Supergiants for two times. Mumbai’s team earned 12 points with all its victories. The team has net run rate of +0.514.
On other side, Gujarat Lions succeeded in winning only three games out of 8 matches. The team faced defeats in five matches and presently holds fifth position in IPL 2017 points table. With the 3 victories, team GL earned 6 points and has a net run rate of -0.360. In order to improve the rank in points table, the team needs to perform well in upcoming matches.
Victory in this game is necessary for Gujarat Lions if it wants to improve its rank in IPL 2017 points table. Mumbai Indians has maintained its position in safer zone with the consecutive victories in six matches. The team’s rank in points table will remain unaffected with a defeat in this game. Victory will add 2 more points to the total 12 points earned by MI and surge its rank to first place in the same chart.