- Mumbai Indians (MI) and Gujarat Titans (GT) have only played against each other once in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with Mumbai winning by 5 runs.
- On the IPL Points Table, Mumbai is ranked seventh, while Gujarat is in fourth place.
- So far, Hardik Pandya’s team won four out of six matches while the visiting team lost three of their first six matches.
Gujarat Titans (GT), the defending champions, and Mumbai Indians (MI), the five-time champions, will square off on April 25 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Hardik Pandya-led team started the season exceptionally well, with four victories out of six matches, while the visiting team started the season poorly, losing three of their first six games and currently sitting in seventh place in the IPL 2023 Points Table.
In their most recent game, the Titans pulled off a heist by holding the Lucknow Super Giants to just 135 runs although facing a strong batting lineup. While Mohit Sharma has everyone speechless with the bowling, Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill are in fantastic form with the bat. Noor Ahmad, a young Afghan spinner, has had a significant influence thus far as well.
On the other hand, Mumbai is encountering difficulties with their batting performance. Suryakumar Yadav, a flamboyant batter, has, however, returned to form, which will give the team more confidence going into their next game. Piyush Chawla has been excellent with the ball so far, but overall, the Rohit Sharma-led team needs a lot of work.
GT Vs MI Head To Head:
Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians have only faced each other once in IPL head-to-head games, which occurred last season. Gujarat was defeated by Mumbai Indians by 5 runs in the game. After MI scored 177-6 while batting first, GT was held to 172-5 in the second inning.
Expected Top Performers For GT And MI:
Probable Best Wicketkeeper
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan has scored 170 runs in six IPL games this season, and he has had his moments. His bat average is 28.33, and he has a strike rate of more than 125.
Kishan is a terrific addition to the team because he plays with a bit of pace and spin.
Probable Best Batsman
Brook silenced his critics with an impressive century of 100* runs off 55 balls against KKR in the fourth game, following three unsuccessful matches. Although he had a brief innings in the previous game against CSK, scoring only 18 runs, he showed promising form. Despite two quiet games in the past, the 24-year-old is now determined to notch up another big score.
Probable Best All-rounder Pick
After scoring 166 runs in six matches and recording two fifties batting at No. 3, Cameron Green is gradually improving his batting for Mumbai Indians and can contribute to the team with his bowling skills, making him a valuable pick.
Probable Best Bowler
In the most recent season, GT used him as one of their net bowlers. He has emerged as one of the team’s players to keep an eye on this year. The 34-year-old is bowling at an economy of just 4.66 and possesses excellent line and length. Therefore, it might be challenging for Mumbai’s batters to stop Mohit in the middle.
Additional Stats Of GT And MI:
GT highest score against MI: 172
MI highest score against GT: 177
Most runs for GT: 55 (Shubham Gill)
Most runs for MI: 45 (Ishan Kishan)
Most wickets for GT: 2 (Rashid Khan)
Most wickets for MI: 2 (Murugan Ashwin)
Lowest total defended by GT against MI: 172
Lowest total defended by MI against GT: 177
Despite the potential challenge from the Mumbai Indians, the Gujarat Titans are the favored team to win the match. The Titans have a well-balanced team, and their recent form has been impressive. However, the Mumbai Indians have some talented players who could make a difference and upset the odds. It should be an intriguing match with both teams looking to secure a vital victory.