Gujarat Titans will clash with Mumbai Indians in Match 57 of Tata IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium. It will be an exciting contest as both the teams seem equally strong considering the fact that MI has been in great form in the last few games and will play at their home ground.
This will be a crucial contest for both of them as GT will be looking forward to making their spot secure in playoffs and also increase chances of playing the first qualifier.
Whereas MI will also be looking to make one more step towards their qualification spot and get considerably ahead of the other franchises who are still in the qualification race.
MI has been quite inconsistent this season but is totally unstoppable on their day which was clearly visible in their match against RR, PBKS and RCB. They comfortably chased huge totals in these 3 matches. They have an explosive batting lineup with Kishan, Sky, Green and David and two promising youngsters, Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera. However, their skipper hasn’t contributed much with the bat.
However, MI’s bowling is a matter of concern. They have conceded 4 200+ totals this season which is the most by any team. Only Piyush Chawla and Behrendorff have done well with the ball for them this season. Their death bowling has been terrible.
The Titans have been having a solid campaign with almost everything settled. They are the favourite contenders for this season and are most likely to defend their title. Both their openers are in solid form and now Hardik has also started firing up. They also have reliable finishers like Miller and Tewatia and even Rashid can score some quick runs in the end overs.
Their bowling attack has also been very impressive. The spin duo of Noor and Rashid is very dangerous for any opposition. Shami is also leading the pace department very well getting those crucial early wickets in the powerplay.
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is a batsman-friendly surface, with the ball coming onto the bat nicely and offering good bounce and carry. The short boundaries also make it easier for the batsmen to score runs.
However, the pitch at Wankhede can also assist the spinners, especially in the later stages of the match when the ball tends to grip the surface and turn sharply.
- Total Match Played: 117
- Batting First Won: 52
- Batting Second Won: 65
- Average Score batting 1st: 170
Probable Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Tilak Varma, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(C), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Players to Watch out for
With his elegant stroke play and ability to score runs quickly, Sky has emerged as one of the most dominant T20 batters.
He has scored 376 runs in 11 innings this season with an explosive strike rate of 186. His fearless approach makes him a dangerous player for any team to face.
Chawla has been a vital cog in the MI bowling attack, providing crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs and restricting the run flow.
He has been in tremendous form with the ball this season. He has taken 17 wickets in 11 games so far with an economy of 7.47.
Gill’s role will be crucial in providing a strong foundation for the GT innings. He has been their leading batter this season with 469 runs in 11 innings at a healthy strike rate of 143.4
He has the ability to build the innings which is essential in T20 cricket. If he can anchor the innings and bat through the middle overs, he can set up a big total for the Titans.
Hardik’s presence in the team provides a perfect balance to the GT lineup. He didn’t have a great start this season but has been continuously playing crucial innings with the bat in the last 5-6 games.
He has a knack for hitting big shots and can change the momentum of the game with his aggressive batting style. Pandya’s all-round abilities and leadership make him a valuable asset to the team
Rashid is one of the most lethal spinners in the world. He has taken 19 wickets in 11 matches so far in the current season.
The Afghan leg-spinner is known for his accuracy, variations, and ability to pick wickets at crucial moments.
MI vs GT Dream11 Team
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