GT vs MI Match Prediction: Gujarat Titans will host Mumbai Indians at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on April 25, 2023.
Gujarat Titans will try to keep their winnings form and beat Mumbai Indians in their next match at their own home ground. They won their last match against Lucknow Super Giants because of their amazing bowling at the last phase of the match, where they defended 30 runs in 33 balls which is just amazing because Lucknow was 2 down and needed 31 runs in 37 balls which is way easier to score, but still Gujarat Titans were able to defend it.
Batting first on the tough pitch to score, Gujarat Titans were able to put in just 135 runs in which, most of the runs came from Wriddhiman Saha and captain Hardik Pandya but other than them, no one else scored, and the team was able to put just 135 runs which are below par score still Gujarat Titans bowlers were able to defend it.
Th class performance was by Noor Ahmad, who gave just 18 runs and took 2 wickets. Mohit Sharma was another bowler who just gave away 17 runs and took 2 wickets. He also bowled the last over of the match in which he had to defend 12 runs which he did and made his team win the match. At the end of the match, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya also swap the T-shirt of their own team.
Mumbai Indians lost their previous match against Punjab Kings, who first put in a huge total of 214 runs and then defended it. Punjab Kings batsmen have smashed Mumbai Indians bowlers, and the bowler who conceded the most run was Arjun Tendulkar. He conceded 48 runs in just 3 overs which is way more expensive.
Except for Ishan Kishan, most of the top-order batsmen scored good runs, but in the end, they failed to keep the runs flowing and lost the match by 13 runs. Rohit Sharma once again gave them a good start with 44 runs in 27 balls. Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tim David all of them scored quick runs, but then Arshdeep Singh’s super spells made it very difficult for them to chase the runs.
“Just keep our heads high, we have won three and lost three, pretty even-stevens at the moment. There is a lot of time left in the tournament. We can’t look down and start worrying about things. Yes, we didn’t come out on top today. We made some errors but something to go back and look into,”Rohit said after the match.
GT vs MI Head-to-Head Record
Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians played only one match against each other in IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians won that match against the Gujarat Titans, and it was table topper vs bottom table team at that time. Surprisingly, it was Mumbai Indians who were at the bottom of the table and still won the match against the Gujarat Titans, who later in the tournament won their first IPL trophy in their debut season.
GT vs MI: Pitch Report of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
|Batting first won||5|
|Batting second won||8|
|Average 1st innings score||180|
|Pace bowlers took||103 wickets|
|Spiner bowlers took||52 wickets|
In the first match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, a red soil wicket was chosen for the match as BCCI wanted the IPL opening match to be high scoring. There was a bit of grass on the pitch to give some swing movement for the pacers and also to hold the pitch together.
The first match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings had a decent amount of runs, and there was something for everyone, whether it was pace bowlers, Batsmen, or Spinners. Gujarat Titans enjoyed the match as they won it by five wickets in that Shubman Gill played an amazing 63 runs innings in 36 balls. Mohammad Shami showed some early swinging deliveries. It will be exciting to see which pitch will be going to be used for the Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight Rider matches.
The Second match at this stadium will be going to be written as the best match on the pitch as Rinku Singh made his team win an impossible match and registered his name as one of the best finishers in world cricket. Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes in 5 balls when they needed 28 runs in 5 balls which was impossible, but it was Rinku who made it possible.
In the last match, Red soil pitch was used, which assisted pacers and batsmen more, which was why most of the wickets were taken by the pace bowlers. There is a bit of talk around that this time, Black soil pitch will be used in the next match, which is slower and give more assistance to spin bowlers.
Team Preview of Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans till now had a bit of a mixed season though they are on the 4th place right now with 8 points. They won 4 matches and lost 2 out of six matches in IPL 2023.
In the last match, the team’s bowling performance was wonderful as they defended 30 runs in 33 balls, with the opposition having 8 wickets in hand. At the end of the match, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya also swap the T-shirt of their own team.
Gujarat Titans do have a well-balanced team overall, but they have a few issues with their middle-order batsmen, as David Miller’s form is concerning for them as he only scored just 102 runs, but the main issue is with the strike rate, which is just 129 S/R.
Mohit Sharma, who has been playing in IPL since the 2013 season and also played for Team India in the world cup, made a great comeback into the IPL after missing the IPL since 2020, and even in that, he played just one match. He might stay in the team for a long run after five sixes hit Yash Dayal in a row in against the famous Rinku Singh innings.
The debut season player Noor Ahmad showed his class in the last match when he took 2 wickets and gave just 18 runs was an amazing performance, and till now, he has taken 3 wickets in 2 matches.
There is a good chance that Sai Sudharsan will replace Vijay Shankar in the playing XI because he misses out on the last match playing XI sheet due to a minor injury.
Hardik Pandya’s batting form is very crucial for the Gujarat Titans because, this time, the middle order is not looking as strong as it was in the previous season.
Team Preview of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians lost their winning form in the last match when they lost to Punjab Kings by 13 runs in the high-scoring encounter. They are now at the 7th spot with 3 wins and 3 losses, which still gives them a strong chance to qualify for the playoff in IPL 2023.
Rohit Sharma once again had a great start but failed to convert into the big score, which he knew for, but in recent times he has not been able to score big runs that are causing them in the match because he is one of the hard hitters of the ball that can win the match single-handedly.
Cameron Green once again justified his price tag and gave the best performance of the match. He took 2 wickets and scored 67 runs but still lost. Due to that, he did not get the Player of the Match award.
The big positive for the team was Suryakumar Yadav’s knock of 57 of 26, which came after soo long as he was going through a bad phase in his career, but he hopes it ends hair and he will be looking for a better match against the Gujarat Titans.
Making Tilak Verma bat in the lower down is not working for Mumbai Indians, and they should give a thought about it because he is not the player who will start striking from the first ball. He takes his time to settle down and then strikes the ball well, just somewhere like Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma is not using Tilak Verma as the spinner because he has the capability to bowl some off-spin, and now they should give Duan Jansen in place of Tim David. There is a big chance that Arjun Tendulkar will be out of the next match playing XI, and Arshad Khan can come in his place of him.
Rohit Sharma was happy about Suryakumar Yadav’s performance which he also said in the post-match presentation.
“It was nice for Surya to get some runs. The way he does, it always looks spectacular. Form is a funny thing, sometimes you judge it by the numbers. He has been hitting the ball really well in the nets. It was just a matter of time before it translated into runs,”Rohit Sharma about Suryakumar Yadav Performance in post match presentation.
GT vs MI Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Gujarat Titans (GT)
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
Probable Lineup of Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
Impact Players who can come to the match of GT vs MI
Vijay Shankar will most likely be the impact player for the Gujarat Titans side in place of Mohammad Shami, and For the Mumbai Indians, Duan Jansen can come as an impact player in place of Tim David.