Will MI Topple the Table Toppers GT? | Predicted XIs, Pitch Report, Fantasy Tips
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Gujarat Titans (GT) will lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 12 May at 7:30 pm. It's the defending champions vs the 5-time champions clash once again in Match 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
In the previous encounter, MI were beaten by Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium comfortably by 55 runs. Rohit Sharma & Co. would look to avenge this loss as it will further strengthen their position at the points table.
Mumbai Indians have had quite a turn around this season. From being at No.7 to jumping at the third spot on the points table, they have turned their fate around. Although skipper Rohit Sharma has not been in the best form this season, with only one half century and a little over 185 runs in the 11 matches the team has played so far, he needs to step it up for his team to move ahead in the tournament.
Suryakumar Yadav, who had a disastrous first five innings at the start of this season has finally started to take things in full control. In the last 6 innings SKY has hit 4 half centuries and evidently proved that he is back; with nothing but business in mind. MI opener and wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan has also had a rocky sail however he has managed to pull-through and score runs for the team consistently in the last few innings.
The bowlers from MI have been a significant issue as they have not been able to take wickets in the initial overs of the game and have also given away too many runs towards the conclusion of the match. Although MI's second name is the chase masters, they might want to set up a vicious bowling attack right from the beginning.
At present, Gujarat Titans, hold the top position in the points table with 16 points, and are on the verge of securing their place in the playoffs of this season's IPL. In their last match against Lucknow Super Giants they exhibited an impressive performance and emerged victorious.
The credit for GT's successful season can be attributed to their formidable batting line-up and exceptional bowling prowess. They have time and again backed each other.
Whether its the opening batsmen Wriddhiman Saha or Shubman Gill, outstanding finisher Rahul Tewatia or bowlers Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma and Shami they have all helped one another in securing each and every win this season.
Date & Time: May 12, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming and Broadcasting: Jio Cinema & Star Sports Network
Pitch Report: Both teams will be aiming to make the most of the batting-friendly conditions at the Wankhede Stadium, which is renowned for its high-scoring matches. To make an impact on the opposing team's batsmen, bowlers will need to come up with unique and exceptional strategies on this ground. The weather forecast for the match day in Mumbai is sunny and clear.
Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, and Arshad Khan
Impact Players Substitutes
Kumar Kartikeya, Dewald Brevis, Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
Impact Player Substitutes
Alzarri Joseph, Srikar Bharat, Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Cameron Green
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Piyush Chawla
Captain: Shubman Gill
Vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav
In the history of the IPL, these two teams have only played against each other twice, with each team securing a victory in one match. While, GT has time and again proven to be a tough nut to crack and Mumbai Indians determined to make it to the playoffs, this is undeniably going to be an intense clash.
The chances of Gujarat Titans securing yet another victory against the home team seems like a realistic assumption based on the performances of both the teams this season.