It’s time for Hardik Pandya to take on the team that has given him the identity, Mumbai Indians. Gujarat Titans are undoubtedly the best side of the tournament, as they have all current sensational players. Above all, their champion attitude makes them stand alone as the toppers of the table. On the other hand, MI started off this tournament slowly, with nothing going their way. Their players found time to get to the required heat as the tournament progressed. They are thoroughly bringing back their ability as champions most of the time. When these two gigantic franchise teams meet, it will be the clash of the Titans.
Head to Head
Matches played: 2
GT Won: 1
MI Won: 1
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
A perfect batting track which would spare no mercy for the bowlers.
What to Expect?
Since GT’s spinning department is healthier than MI’s, it is very difficult for MI if they chase even though it is their home ground. Batting-wise, both sides look promising, as they never miss to exhibit it in the previous games.
Probable Playing XII
MI Possible XII:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan (wk) , Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Karthikeya, Akash Medhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Chris Jordan
GT Possible XII:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya(c) , Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad
Fantasy Picks for the GT vs MI match
Captain : S Gill
Gill’s form makes GT the most dangerous side of the tournament. It is tough to bowl to such a batter who is hitting even the good balls with a punch.
Vice captain : Suryakumar
Suryakumar was unbelievable in the last game. His ability to play with the field setup makes him the master of this game.
Batters : Gill, Miller, Suryakumar
Miller is in a tremendous phase of his career right now. At present, the responsibility of being the finisher of the team suits him as his experience is playing a huge role now.
Wicketkeeper: I Kishan, Saha
This is the best edition of IPL for Saha. He has been smacking the ball with so much confidence, as if he has come for revenge.
Kishan hasn’t made it big in this tournament. But still, MI is witnessing their batters outperforming the opponents, and this environment will encourage Kishan to be at his best.
All rounders : C Green, H Pandya
Both the all-rounders are the one-down batters who also bowl their quota. This itself is great eligibility to pick them on our side.
Bowlers : P Chawla, Noor Ahmad, Shami, Rashid
All three wrist spinners are totally different from each other. But still, they add too much value for their side when the situation demands.
Shami is one fine bowler who bowls his heart out at any surface. He can pick many wickets when things go right on his way.