2017 IPL IPL Sixteenth Match: Mumbai Indians VS. Gujarat Lions

IPL fever has taken the world by storm. IPL is like the carnival for cricket maniacs. With 2017 IPL in its full swing, here we are to predict the winners of the 16th match of IPL 10. The match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions on 16 April in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 16:00 IST. On one side, we have Mumbai Indians who have made a comeback in the tournament, whereas on the other hand, Gujarat Lions, one of the best teams of the previous season seem failing to perform well. Who will win the 16th match of IPL 10? We will predict right here!

Mumbai Indians: A Much Needed Comeback

Mumbai Indians, as everybody knows is one of the most successful teams of the Indian Premier league so far. But speaking of the previous season, Indians did not perform up to the mark. Team Mumbai lost its very first match of the 2017 IPL to Rising Pune Supergiant by 7 wickets. It seemed that Mumbai has lost its way. Contrary to everyone’s thoughts and anticipation, Mumbai Indians made a comeback and won its last 2 matches as of now. Indians are placed on the 4th spot on the points table as of now with a net run rate of +0.199.

Mumbai Indians: Meet the Playing XI
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Rohit Sharma (Captain) 8/10
2 Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper) 8/10
3 Kieron Pollard 8/10
4 NitishRana 8/10
5 Jos Butler 7/10
6 Krunal Pandya 7.5/10
7 Harbhajan Singh 8/10
8 Hardik Pandya 7.5/10
9 Lasith Malinga(Leading Wicket Taker in the IPL so far with a total of 143 wickets) 9/10
10 Jasprit Bumrah 8/10
11 Mitchell McClenaghan 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

Gujarat Lions: Stumbling All The Way

Gujarat Lions wowed everyone with their outstanding performance in the 2016 IPL. Although the team failed to clinch the winning title, they finished on the top spot on the Points Table. Speaking about the performance of Lions in IPL 10, they have played 2 matches as of now and faced atrocious defeats in both. In their first match, Kolkata Knight Riders ruined Lions by 10 wickets, while in the second match Sunrisers defeated them by 9 wickets. Currently, the team is on the last spot on the standings with a net run rate of -2.731. It is indeed quite saddening for the fans to see their favorite team collapse so badly this time.

Gujarat Lions: Meet the Playing XI
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Suresh Raina (Captain) 8/10
2 Brendon McCullum 7/10
3 Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper) 8/10
4 Jason Roy 8/10
5 Dwayne Smith 7/10
6 Praveen Kumar 8/10
7 Aaron Finch 6.5/10
8 Basil Thampi 7/10
9 Dhawal Kulkarni 7/10
10 Shivil Kaushik 7/10
11 TejasBaroka 6/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10
h3>Who will win?

It is quite obvious that Mumbai Indians are in a stronger position than the Gujarat Lions. Indians have won 2 matches so far, whereas Lions have lost both the matches they have played. As the match will be played on the home ground of Mumbai Indians, they’ll have an extra advantage. With an overall team rating of 8/10, and net run rate of +0.199, Mumbai Indians are more likely to win the 16th match of the 2017 IPL.