Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians - IPL 2023 Qualifier 2
GT vs MI Match Preview:
Mumbai Indians, who struggled with their bowling early in the season, advanced to the qualifier thanks to a stellar bowling effort against LSG.
Gujarat Titans will be concerned about their middle order, which has failed to deliver in the last few games. Before the loss to CSK in Chepauk, the team had two consecutive triumphs, each featuring a century from Gill and a useful effort from the number three batsman.
- Hardik Pandya must be at his best when Gujarat Titans face MI at home in a rematch of the IPL final. Even after the halfway point, GT were the favourite versus CSK in the previous game.
- Even if GT won consecutive matches, Miller and Pandya did not get enough playing time. That may have disrupted their rhythm, making it harder to strike against CSK; they must swiftly recover.
- The Mumbai Indians and knockout games have something in common. They always manage to take the upper hand and keep their cool long enough to cross the finish line.
- MI will be more confident now that their bowlers are improving as the season winds down. While Piyush Chawla may have encountered a slump, Jason Behrendorff has recovered well.
GT vs MI Match Details:
|Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
|Date and Time:
|26 May 2023 (07:30 PM IST)
Gujarat Titans Predicted Squad:
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Mumbai Indians Predicted Squad:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Head to Head (Last 5 IPL Matches)
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians: Key Players
Both teams want to bat first and establish a target on this pitch. We predict GT that wins the toss and will elect to bat first.
Batting first scores at the Motera remain high, but chasing has been more difficult recently. The boundaries aren’t as short as at Wankhede, and clearing the ropes will need some good hitting. In a knockout game, a score of 190 or more should be a match-winning total.
GT vs MI Weather Report:
The pitch is conducive to batting and has hosted numerous high-scoring games in this year’s IPL. Pacers have enjoyed bowling here and have had more success. Ahmedabad will have a sunny day with a high temperature of 41 degrees Celsius.
GT vs MI CricAdvisor Predictions:
Gujarat Titans have a superior bowling attack while MI pack a strong punch with the bat. There is no dearth of talent in the GT batting lineup either but MI have been exceptional in recent games and have the momentum on their side. Toss will play a key role considering the results of the last few matches on this ground. The pacers on both sides are in good touch and it will be a close contest.
There is no easy pick between the two teams, but given the home advantage, and a better bowling attack, Hardik Pandya’s GT will have a slight edge in this contest.
Gujarat Titans to reach the final.