16 April 2017, 1600 Hrs IST
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match within the match
In each of his four innings this season, Rohit Sharma has been dismissed by spin bowlers; each of those dismissals have either been bowled or LBW. The Gujarat Lions will surely be aware of this fact, and one can expect they will waste no time in introducing Ravindra Jadejainto the attack the minute the MI captain walks out to bat.
Head to Head
Overall: Matches played – 2, Mumbai Indians Won – 0, Gujarat Lions – 2
The Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions both prefer chasing. In ten run-chases since 2016, MI have been victorious on eight occasions. The Lions meanwhile have won 9 of their 11 run-chases.
The last six IPL matches at the Wankhede Stadium have all been won by teams chasing
Strangely, MI have a dismal record in matches played on 16 April over the years; they have played 3 matches and have ended up losing all three.
The Gujarat Lions have the poorest economy rate among all the eight teams this season – 9.83.