IPL 2023

Qualifier 2, GT Vs MI Preview: Gujarat, Mumbai battle for spot in final against CSK

Sagar Paul

May 25 2023
Qualifier 2, GT Vs MI Preview: Gujarat, Mumbai battle for spot in final against CSK

GT Vs MI Preview: Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians have clashed twice already this season.

Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is scheduled to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, featuring a match-up between the Gujarat Titans and the Mumbai Indians.

After suffering a 15-run loss against CSK in Qualifier 1, the Gujarat Titans will be determined to bounce back in the upcoming Qualifier 2 against MI. A win in this match would secure their spot in the finals.

On the contrary, MI had a convincing 81-run victory against LSG in the eliminator match. With their winning momentum, MI will be eager to carry it forward in the upcoming match against GT. A win in this match will secure their place in the finals, and MI will be determined to continue their winning streak.

In this season, the Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians have clashed twice already. The first encounter took place in Ahmedabad, where the Gujarat Titans emerged victorious with a 55-run win. However, in their second meeting in Mumbai, the Mumbai Indians turned the tables and secured a 27-run victory. With both teams having a win against each other, the upcoming match holds significant importance as they vie for a spot in the finals.

GT Vs MI: Pitch Report

Due to its batting-friendly nature, the pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium is often considered advantageous for the batsmen. As a result, the team winning the toss may opt to chase the target, taking advantage of the potentially high-scoring conditions and the pressure on the opposition while setting a total.

GT Vs MI: Team News

Following their previous match against CSK, GT will indeed plan to make changes in their lineup. Abhinav Manohar is likely expected to return, replacing Nalkande, while Alzarri Joseph may be brought in as a replacement for Dasun Shanaka. Vijay Shankar may play as an impact player.

Having emerged victorious in their previous match, MI are expected to retain the same playing XI for their upcoming encounter against GT. However, they may consider one alteration, with Nehal Wadhera potentially returning to the playing XI after making a significant impact as an impact player in the last match. In this scenario, Hrithik Shokeen could be replaced by Nehal Wadhera.

GT Vs MI: Head To Head

Matches – 3 

Gujarat Titans – 1 

Mumbai Indians – 2 

GT Vs MI: Players to Watch

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill

Gill’s exceptional form this season is reflected in his impressive tally of 722 runs in 15 matches thus far. Notably, he has achieved the milestone of scoring two centuries in his last three innings. As the upcoming match against MI approaches, Gill eagerly anticipates making a significant impression on the field. The Narendra Modi Stadium holds a special significance for him, as it has been a venue where he has consistently excelled in the past.

Mumbai Indians: Cameron Green

Cameroon Green is currently displaying exceptional form, having scored a century against SRH and a quickfire 41 off just 23 balls in the previous match against LSG. As the upcoming match against GT approaches, Green will be determined to continue his scoring spree and contribute significantly towards his team’s victory.

GT Vs MI: Probable Playing XIs

Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

GT Vs MI: Match Facts

Shubman Gill is trailing Faf du Plessis by a mere 8 runs in the race for the Orange Cap.

Mohamed Shami is currently leading the race for the Purple Cap with 26 wickets to his name. Rashid Khan closely follows him in the second position with 25 wickets, while Piyush Chawla is at the third with 21 wickets.

GT and MI have encountered each other twice this season, resulting in a balanced outcome with each team securing a victory once.

GT Vs MI: Live Broadcasting

IND: Star Sports Network (TV) | JioCinema (Live Streaming)

UK: DAZN, Sky Sports

AUS: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports

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