Gujarat Titans will face Mumbai Indians at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023 on Friday 25th May. GT being the defending champions has got the second chance to play in the 2nd Qualifier for being the table topper in the group stage matches. While, on the other hand, Mumbai is the second most consistent team in IPL history and qualified for the finals 7 times in the history of IPL. This is going to be another eye-catching clash as both teams will compete to reach the final. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the GT vs MI match with Dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.
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GT vs MI
- Match: Qualifier 2
- Date: 26/05/2023
- Time: 7:30 PM IST
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Where to watch: Star Sports, Jio Cinema
Venue Details | Pitch Report
The Narendra Modi Stadium is known as batting friendly. Though the pitch also provides a little assistance for new ball bowlers. Among the seven matches played at the venue in IPL 2023, the teams chasing won the matches three times, while the team defending won four matches. In this venue, both high-scoring contest, as well as low-scoring thrillers, has been played so far. Though, historically, the chasing teams have the most success in this venue, in the last four matches the team batting 1st won the game. The team that will win the toss is likely to bat first looking at the recent results here.
In IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:
- 1st-inning score: 207
- 2nd-inning score: 207
- Matches won by the team batting 1st: 4
- Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 3
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians | Head to Head
- Matches Played: 3
- GT won: 1
- MI won: 2
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Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans | Team News
Gujarat have a tremendous season this year and they started the tournament where they left in 2022. Being the defending champions, Gujarat became the first team of IPL 2023 to qualify for the playoffs. Gill is the star of the season for them and is in magnificent form in the tournament. The tournament was overall good for Gujarat until they failed to chase the target against CSK and they have the chance to play the 2nd qualifier against Mumbai tomorrow.
The last game for them hasn’t gone well as their batsmen fell to strike the ball on a relatively tougher wicket of Chennai to chase. Gill was the top scorer of the match but he also couldn’t finish the game. In the middle order Dasun Shanaka, David Miller & Vijay Shankar didn’t score big in the last game while the heroics of Rashid Khan down the order also couldn’t save them. Their bowling was good as Shami & Mohit Sharma took two wickets each in the game. And the spinning spearhead Rashid Khan, the star of T20 games will also be a crucial player in the match. Gujarat needs to play like their group stage matches to win and qualify for the final.
Mumbai won the Eliminator game against LSG comprehensively with a big margin of 81 runs. This win will give them a major boost to play the 2nd Qualifier while they have won 4 out of the last 5 matches they played in IPL 2023. Also, Mumbai possesses a tremendous record in playoff games where they are one of the most consistent teams in IPL history. The team picked up the gear at the ultimate time in the competition and their batsmen made a good contribution in the game.
Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Cameron Green all are in good touch while Surya has scored a century in this season as well. Youngster Nehal Wadhera also have a good season with the bat who scored a good run in the lower order with a good strike rate. Mumbai didn’t have any star bowlers this season and they suffered in the first half of the tournament for the bowling. But Captain Rohit Sharma and management keep the trust in the youngsters and give them the opportunity to play.
Akash Madhwal who made his debut in this season for Mumbai has picked up a 5 wicket haul against LSG and equals the bowling figure with Anil Kumble(5/5). Piyush Chawal the veteran leggie who played for Mumbai this season also has a very good season with the ball and picked up 21 wickets so far which is the 2nd highest of this season. Mumbai will look in the same form as all these players in the next game to achieve the ticket for IPL 2023 final.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians | Possible Lineup
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Shubman Gill
- Hardik Pandya
- Dasun Shanaka
- David Miller
- Vijay Shankar
- Rahul Tewatia
- Rashid Khan
- Mohit Sharma
- Noor Ahmad
- Mohammed Shami
- Ishan Kishan
- Rohit Sharma
- Cameron Green
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tilak Varma
- Tim David
- Nehal Wadhera
- Hrithik Shokeen
- Piyush Chawla
- Jason Behrendorff
- Akash Madhwal
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians | Dream XI Team Prediction