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PREVIEW: Gujarat Titans (GT) will play with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Qualifier 2 game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). GT were defeated in Qualifier 1 and will be looking to make a strong comeback against MI. Meanwhile, the five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians, are on a victorious path as they defeated LSG by 81 runs. Another win will give MI a chance at winning the sixth IPL trophy.
MI have started winning at the right time and have found form in the at the end of the tournament. Starting at the bottom half of the points table, the five-time champions have managed to win the last seven matches out of nine played and are looking well settled.
Batting has done well for Mumbai, with Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav and Kishan Kishan leading the lineup. The three have covered up for Rohit’s form with the bat in hand.
Bowling has also started to do well as Madhwal, Chawla and Behrendorff are doing a fine job. It is now about continuing the momentum against GT.
The Hardik Pandya-led side were slightly behind in the batting against CSK. Over-reliance on Shubman Gill has started to stop working for GT. Middle order have not got going this season for GT. Miller and Pandya’s inconsistency is costing games for GT.
Middle-order batters need to play well if GT have hopes of defending the IPL title.
The match will be played in Ahmedabad. The pitch here is very good for batters, with spinners getting some assist. It is a batting second ground, with 180 being the par score.
Mumbai Indians Team: Ishan Kishan(w) – Rohit Sharma(c) – Cameron Green – Suryakumar Yadav – Nehal Wadhera – Tim David – Chris Jordan – Piyush Chawla – Kumar Kartikeya – Jason Behrendorff – Akash Madhwal – Vishnu Vinod – Tilak Varma – Ramandeep Singh – Tristan Stubbs – Sandeep Warrier – Riley Meredith – Shams Mulani – Arjun Tendulkar – Hrithik Shokeen – Duan Jansen – Arshad Khan – Dewald Brevis – Raghav Goyal
Gujarat Titans Team: Shubman Gill – Wriddhiman Saha(w) – Sai Sudharsan – Hardik Pandya(c) – David Miller – Dasun Shanaka – Rahul Tewatia – Rashid Khan – Mohit Sharma – Mohammed Shami – Noor Ahmad – Yash Dayal – Srikar Bharat – Vijay Shankar – Darshan Nalkande – Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore – Shivam Mavi – Matthew Wade – Alzarri Joseph – Abhinav Manohar – Odean Smith – Jayant Yadav – Pradeep Sangwan – Urvil Patel