Gujarat Lions will look to continue their winning momentum © AFP
Gujarat Lions will look to continue their winning momentum © AFP

Gujarat Lions (GL) who are at No.2 in the points table of IPL 9, are assured of a place in the playoffs will try to build winning momemntum,where as Mumbai Indians will try to still qualify for the playoffs with a win in Match 54 of IPL 2016. The live streaming of the match will be available on hotstar.com and starsports.com. The live telecast of the match is available on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, along with Tamil, Telugu, and other commentary on Sony SIX, while the Hindi commentary is available on Sony SIX HD and SET MAX. GL have been in good form after winning their last match at Kanpur against KKR, while MI are coming off a resounding victory over DD in their last match. Live Cricket Scorecard: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 54 at Kanpur

MI drafted Martin Guptill in their previous contest against Delhi Daredevils (DD). Despite losing in-form Rohit Sharma early, he played an innings of substance and steadied MI’s ship with Krunal Pandya.  With power-hitters such as Buttler and Pollard to come, MI’s middle order looks even more devastatingGL, on the other hand, have one of the most destructive opening pair in Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith. Both these talismanic batsmen have been one of the prime reasons why GL put up a stellar show in their maiden IPL extravaganza.

MI’s Mitchell McClenaghan, with his 17 wickets, is the Purple Cap holder.  He never failed to step up this season. He has been well supported by the old warhorse Harbhajan Singh and sling-shot styled Jasprit Bumrah.  Suresh Raina has been impressive with his bowling duo of Dhawal Kulkarni and Praveen Kumar. Dwayne Bravo has been handy in the death overs with wily off-cutters.