Two strong teams will be going head-to-head in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2. Defending champions Gujarat Titans, who are coming on the back of a defeat to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 will be clashing against 5-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians. The Men in Blue and Gold have qualified for the match after defeating Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator match played yesterday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Mumbai Indians will be coming into the match with a lot of confidence. After outsmarting the Lucknow-based franchisee in both departments, Mumbai will be looking to do the same against Gujarat Titans. Their batting looks the strongest with Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, and Tim David all firing on all cylinders.
Their bowling looks a bit bleak. However, Akash Madhwal’s meteoric rise has given a new lease of life to Mumbai Indians’ pace department. They also have bankable stars like Piyush Chawla, who is having a phenomenal season, and Jason Behrendorff. The Mumbai-based franchise has peaked at the right time and seems unbeatable in its current form.
Gujarat Titans are the defending champions. And they have proved why they are so. The Hardik Pandya-led side has repeated last season’s feat by topping the Indian Premier League table. However, they lost their track a bit after facing a massive defeat by Chennai Super Kings in the first Qualifier.
But not to worry. The team will bounce back and give a tough fight to Mumbai Indians. Their star batter Shubman Gill is at an all-time high, while their bowlers are backing the batters with some sharp and intelligent bowling. Team India pacer Mohammad Shami leads the charts for Purple Cap. The right-arm pacer has taken 26 wickets in 15 matches. The second position is occupied by his teammate Rashid Khan with 25 picks from 15 matches.
The IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 will be a mouth-watering clash as both teams will be raring to go at each other. Want to know what will be the expected lineups, match timings, venue, pitch report, and Dream11 prediction? Read this article till the end.
Everything you should know about IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI
Where is the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI happening?
The IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI is happening at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
When is the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI?
The IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI is on 26th May, 7:30 PM onwards.
What is the predicted lineup for the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI?
One team is coming off a massive win while the other team is coming off a defeat. Both the teams, i.e. Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians won’t be looking to tinker with the playing XI and will be fielding the same players who played the previous game.
The expected lineup for Gujarat Titans will be:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Impact Players: Vijay Shankar, Joshua Little and Abhinav Manohar
The expected lineup for Mumbai Indians will be:
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Jordan and Akash Madhwal.
Impact Players: Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod and Arshad Khan
What is the pitch report for the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI?
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium has so far been batting-friendly, but it has also given new ball bowlers a little help. The fast bowlers will benefit from a helpful bowling pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The surface has more bounce than in previous matches, and the quick bowlers have exploited this to the fullest extent. Players who hit the deck strongly tend to grab more wickets.
Where to watch the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI?
The IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians will be telecasted on Jio Cinema and Star Sports channels.
What is the average score on the Narendra Modi Stadium?
In the IPL, the average first-inning score is 168, while the average second-inning score is 155. But in 2023, batting first resulted in an average score of 187.
What is the head-to-head score between GT and MI?
The two teams have faced each other thrice in the IPL. In IPL 2023, the teams have clashed twice with both the teams winning one game respectively. The overall head-to-head score is 2-1 with Mumbai leading.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians: Dream11 prediction
Wicketkeepers: Wriddhiman Saha, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Shubman Gill, Nehal Wadhera
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Cameron Green
Bowlers: Piyush Chawla, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan (c)
So that’s it. Which team will come triumph and face Chennai Super Kings in the 2023 IPL final?? Drop your comments and let us know.