The Gujarat Titans lead the points table with eight wins in ten games, while the Mumbai Indians are last with one win in eight games. Gujarat lost to Punjab after winning their past five games in a row. After eight losses in a row, MI won their first match against Rajasthan.
The Hardik Pandya-led side, which has made winning a habit this season, was defeated by the Punjab Kings in their previous game. Notably, skipper Pandya won the toss and chose to bat, and he wanted to test his team in different situations.
Gujarat produced new match-winners every time they entered the field, with a few innings by Shubhman Gill and Pandya himself with the bat, Rashid Khan’s quick cameos, and importantly, consistent performances of Rahul Tewatia. He pulled them out of tough conditions. GT has one of the strongest bowling attacks in the IPL with Mohammed Shami, Locke Ferguson, and Rashid Khan. They only need one more win to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians, the most successful team and five-time champions, became the first team to get eliminated from the tournament and could not play in the playoffs. They have nothing to lose and can spoil other teams’ playoff chances.
Tilak Varma, a 19-year-old batsman, is the only Mumbai Indian player to score 300 runs. MI batsmen are struggling to score consistently this season, and it is one of the main reasons for their losses.
Jasprit Bumrah, MI’s pace leader, has only taken 5 wickets in 9 matches. Daniel Sams is the leading wicket-taker for MI with 7 wickets. Debutant Kumar Karthikeyan bowled well in the last match and conceded only 17, and took the crucial wicket of Sanju Samson.
GT vs MI: Probable Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians are coming from the victory and they can’t change the XI. Yash Dayal can replace Pradeep Sangwan for GT.
Playing XI For GT:
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller(✈️), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan(✈️), Alzarri Joseph(✈️), Lockie Ferguson(✈️), Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Playing XI For MI:
Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Tim David(✈️), Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams(✈️), Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith(✈️)
GT vs MI: Pitch Report
The match will take place at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. In this IPL, this venue has an average score of 180.4. The batting first team won four matches, while the chasing team won six.
GT vs MI: Fantasy Tips
Wriddhiman Saha scored 154 runs in five matches and will be a good choice for wicket keeper in your fantasy team.
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah haven’t performed well in this series and can expect good performances with nothing to lose.
Tilak Varma and Surya Kumar Yadav are both in form and will be crucial for MI in the middle order.
Mohammad Shami is unplayable with the new ball, swinging the ball both ways and being accurate with the line and length.
- Wicketkeeper: Wriddhiman Saha
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma Surya Kumar Yadav, David Miller
- All-Rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Hardik Pandya, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Lockie Ferguson
- Captain: Surya Kumar Yadav
- Vice Captain: Hardik Pandya