After absolutely decimating Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians will travel to Ahmedabad to challenge Gujarat Titans for a spot in the finals. Notably, the defending champions lost to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 and thus, there are certain areas they need to improve at the moment while Mumbai looks more or less sorted and will be gunning to lift their sixth title in history.
Akash Madhwal, who has played only seven matches in the ongoing season has already proved his mettle in the cash-rich league. The 29-year-old pacer picked up a brilliant five-for and has shown tremendous consistency.
Meanwhile, with the bat, Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green will be the players to watch out for from the MI camp. Coming to Gujarat, Shubman Gill will once again have the responsibility to deliver while Hardik Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha’s form is a matter of concern at the moment. When it comes to the bowlers, Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan have been phenomenal so far and can prove to be vital for GT.
GT vs MI Match Details:
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians, Qualifier 2, IPL 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium usually helps the batters to dominate. Spinners can play a role in the middle overs and anything above 180 runs will be a good total. The team winning the toss should elect to bowl first as dew can play a massive part towards the back end of the match.
GT vs MI Probable Playing XIs
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
GT vs MI Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Young opener Shubman Gill is in phenomenal form in the ongoing season. The 23-year-old has hit 722 runs in 15 matches so far and with that, he is currently second in the IPL Orange Cap race. He has scored a lot of runs in Ahmedabad and thus, he is expected to deliver again.
Probable best bowler
Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami is playing some brilliant cricket at the moment. In 15 matches so far, the 32-year-old has picked up 26 wickets and with that, he is currently leading the IPL Purple Cap race.
Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win