- MI is in red-hot form with 4 wins from their last 5 matches.
- GT bounced back after losing 3 out of their 5 home games, securing two consecutive wins.
- MI possesses a strong and in-form middle order, which contributes to their ability to achieve big finishes.
The Gujarat Titans (GT) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are scheduled to face one another in qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League 2023 on Friday (May 26) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With ten wins in 14 games, GT took the top spot in the points standings this season. MI is currently in fourth place in the standings with eight wins out of 14 matches.
When GT faced Chennai Super Kings in the previous match, they won the toss and decided to bowl. In 20 overs, CSK scored 172 runs for the loss of seven wickets thanks to an opening partnership of 87 runs between Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Although GT altered their batting order a bit, it didn’t seem to help. In an effort to get his team across the finish line, Gill scored 42 runs off of 38 deliveries. In the end, GT scored only 157 runs in 20 overs and suffered a 15-run defeat.
In their previous game against Lucknow Super Giants, MI won the toss and decided to bat. The middle order performed brilliantly for MI, enabling them to score 182 runs in total in 20 overs while losing only eight wickets. LSG lost the match by 81 runs as they only managed to score 101 runs in 16.3 overs before being declared out. Akash Madhwal was named Player of the Match after taking five wickets for five runs in 3.3 overs.
GT and MI have faced each other three times in the IPL matches held so far. In the ongoing season, they have already met twice. In their latest confrontation, GT claimed a dominant victory over MI with a remarkable margin of 55 runs. GT managed to score an impressive total of 207 runs, losing six wickets in the process.
GT Vs MI Head To Head:
MI has won 2-1 in the three IPL games between the two teams so far, surpassing GT in the head-to-head contest. The reigning champions defeated the record champions earlier this season in Ahmedabad, whereas MI won over GT in the league stages of the IPL 2022 and IPL 2023.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 3 meetings
GT Vs MI Last 3 Encounters:
12-May-2023: Mumbai Indians won by 27 Runs
25-Apr-2023: Gujarat Titans won by 55 Runs
06-May-22: Mumbai Indians won by 5 Runs
Expected Top Performers For GT And MI:
Probable Best Batsman
Shubman Gill, the young opener, has been showcasing exceptional form in the ongoing season. With 722 runs in 15 matches, the 23-year-old currently ranks second in the race for the IPL Orange Cap. Notably, he has been consistently scoring runs in Ahmedabad, leading to high expectations for his performance in the upcoming matches.
Probable Best Bowler:
Mohammed Shami, the experienced Indian fast bowler, has been displaying outstanding cricket skills recently. In 15 matches, the 32-year-old has already taken 26 wickets, making him the current frontrunner in the race for the IPL Purple Cap. His remarkable performance has been instrumental in his team’s success.
Additional Stats Of GT And MI:
GT highest score against MI: 172
MI highest score against GT: 152
Most runs for MI: 58 (Ishan Kishan)
Most runs for GT: 108 (Shubman Gill)
Most wickets for MI: 2 (Piyush Chawla)
Most wickets for GT: 4 (Rashid Khan)
Most catches for MI: 3 (Suryakumar Yadav)
Most catches for GT: 3 (Rashid Khan)
Lowest total defended by GT against MI: 207
Lowest total defended by MI against GT: 177
Gujarat Titans have a superior bowling attack, while MI excels with their strong batting. MI has the momentum, but GT holds the home advantage and a better bowling attack. It will be a close contest, but GT, led by Hardik Pandya, has a slight edge.
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