IPL Qualifier 2 GT vs MI Match Preview: Gujarat Titans’ win over Royal Challengers Bangalore propelled Mumbai Indians into the playoffs. Now Mumbai will have to beat the same Gujarat team to reach the final of IPL. The Qualifier 2 match between five-time winners MI and last season’s champions GT will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today (Friday). In the Qualifier 1 match, Gujarat had to face defeat against Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in the Eliminator match to qualify for the Qualifier 2 match. The win has boosted Mumbai’s confidence and Gujarat Titans will have to be at their best to stop them.
Mumbai will have hope from Akash Madhwal
Akash Madhwal played a key role in Mumbai’s win over Lucknow Supergiants. Madhwal did not let the Lucknow batsmen survive by taking 5 wickets. he/she also took 4 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match. Now he/she will have the challenge of stopping Shubman Gill. The batting of Mumbai Indians will depend on Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav. Also, the return of Tilak Verma has strengthened the team’s batting. Piyush Chawla will handle the spin.
Shubman Gill biggest challenge for Mumbai
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has not been able to perform as expected this season. Hardik has scored 297 runs. Which includes two fifties. Also have been able to take only three wickets. Hardik will have to improve his/her performance if Gujarat has to reach the IPL final for the second time in a row. For the team, Shubman Gill has scored 772 runs while Mohammed Shami has taken 26 wickets and Rashid Khan has taken 25 wickets.
Gujarat vs Mumbai 2nd Qualifier Pitch Report (IPL Qualifier 2 GT vs MI Pitch Report)
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been a batsman’s paradise. Its flat track provides uniform bounce. Fast bowlers can get good swing in the initial overs. It is the home ground of Gujarat Titans. The last time Gujarat defeated Mumbai on this ground. Seven matches have been played at the Narendra Modi Stadium so far in this IPL season. In which the figure of 200 has been crossed in four innings. In most of the matches, the batsmen have scored runs.
1st innings average score
The average first innings score on this wicket is 180 runs.
Possible playing 11 of Mumbai Indians (Mumbai Indians Playing 11 Prediction)
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Cameron Green, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Hrithik Shokeen, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff.
Possible playing 11 of Gujarat Titans (Gujarat Titans Playing 11 Prediction)
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar.
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