Gujarat Titans (GT) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns with each other in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday (May 26). Notably, GT and MI have previously battled twice in the IPL 2023, with both teams emerging victorious in one game each.
Speaking of their previous matches, Gujarat failed to secure their spot in the final despite finishing the league stage on the top position and were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1, whereas Mumbai defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Eliminator to advance into the Qualifier 2. Although Shubman Gill scored resilient 42 off 38 deliveries for GT in their match against CSK, he didn’t get support from other batters, and the Ahmedabad -based franchise failed to chase the set target. Meanwhile, Cameron Green top-scored for MI in their clash against LSG with quickfire 41 runs off 23 balls. However, it was Akash Madhwal who stole the show by bagging a fifer for the Mumbai-based side in the game.
Mumbai will take the field against Gujarat with the aim of making their trophy count six this season. On the other hand, GT will also look to make it into the summit clash to defend their title. It is noteworthy that the team winning the contest will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of the 16th edition of the league on Sunday (May 28).
The batting surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium is of high quality, renowned for its consistent bounce and accurate trajectory. The pitch has a moderate pace, making it advantageous for spinners while also providing support to fast bowlers.
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Played: 03 | GT won: 01 | MI won: 02 | No result: 0
- GT wins the toss and bats first
- Powerplay score: 50-55
- GT total: 180-190
- MI wins the toss and bats first
- Powerplay score: 45-50
- MI total: 170-180
Team batting first to win the contest.