Gujarat Titans host Mumbai Indians in Ahmedabad, where the hosts have lost their last two games. However, GT performed admirably in their most recent game, defending a low total of 135 runs against LSG.
They’ll arrive in Ahmedabad full of confidence and bowling momentum. Mohammad Shami and Mohit Sharma, along with skipper Hardik Pandya, will be key bowlers. Mumbai Indians’ star player SKY has returned to form. In the previous game at the Wankhede, he nearly got his team over the line.
MI had a good chance of winning if he hadn’t been dismissed in the 18th Over. However, Rohit Sharma will once again struggle with bowling decisions. With the new ball and at the death, Jofra Archer is his best hope, while the in-form Piyush Chawla will be expected to deliver breakthroughs in the middle overs.
The 35th Match between Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians will take place on April 25th, 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians, 35th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: April 25, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
GT pulled off a heist against LSG last week, defending 30 of the last 30 balls. The opposition was cruising to victory with 8 wickets in hand when Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami struck gold in the final three overs to turn the game on its head.
Previously, Hardik Pandya scored an important 66 off 50 balls at number three on a tricky surface in Lucknow. On a pitch where everyone else struggled to get singles, the captain hit four sixes.
Wriddhiman Saha appears to be in good form at the top, and Gill can be expected to find his form on a better surface at Motera. Hardik will be aware that his team failed to defend 177 and 204 at this venue in their previous two appearances. And their recent success in Lucknow will have boosted their confidence as they look to end their home losing streak.
Rashid Khan has recently been on the pricey side. However, he has delivered wickets in every game and has great value in the lower order. GT has a strong lower middle order with players like Miller and Tewatia who can finish the game on high.
That is why chasing is a better option for the Gujarat Titans. If they win the toss, Hardik will undoubtedly choose to bowl first.
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma
Players to watch out for:
The opener only lasted two balls on Saturday, but he has been one of the best batters in all formats in recent months.
The captain led the Titans to victory over the Lucknow Super Giants with two fours and four sixes in 50 balls.
The leg-spinner took a crucial wicket of Kyle Mayers in the previous game and is dismissing batters at a strike rate of every 12 balls in this IPL 2023.
Possible Playing XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
The batters put in a good performance chasing a big total against a quality Punjab Kings bowling attack. Arshdeep Singh bowling two overs at the end was always going to be a difficult challenge for MI. The left-arm pacer bowls brilliantly, and hitting him for 14 or more in an over is never easy.
When the Mumbai Indians visit Ahmedabad, they will face a similar challenge. Mohammad Shami will make life difficult for the Mumbai Indians both at the top and at the end. Given his team’s lack of consistency with the ball, Rohit Sharma will also hope to win the toss and bowl first.
In the pace department, Archer and Behrendorff can be extremely effective on their best days. However, only Piyush Chawla has been consistent and has had the greatest impact thus far.
Arjun Tendulkar will almost certainly be rested for this game. He wasn’t used for his full quota anyway, and given the thrashing he took in the last game, MI may consider replacing him. Arshad Khan or Sandeep Warrier should replace Tendulkar, giving Rohit some pure bowling options in a lineup heavy on all-rounders.
Rohit is in fine form at the top, and SKY has found his form in the middle order as well. MI can post a competitive total on a good batting surface in Ahmedabad, thanks to Cameron Green and Tim David.
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal
Players to watch out for:
The Mumbai Indians skipper has been very consistent in the 2023 IPL. He scored 44 runs off 27 balls against the Punjab Kings.
The right-arm pace bowler made a welcome return to the Mumbai Indians’ team management on Saturday, and his pace, when fully fit, will always cause problems.
With nine wickets in the tournament, Chawla has demonstrated an ability to dismiss batters regardless of the conditions or opposition.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Sandeep Warrier
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head
Gujarat Titans joined the IPL for the first time last season, and this will be their second meeting. Last year, the Mumbai Indians won by five runs.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head Stats in IPL
|Matches Played||GT Won||MI Won||Tie||NR|
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
All three IPL 2023 matches played at this venue were won by chasing teams. And, given MI’s bowling attack, it is in both teams’ best interests to bowl first.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Pitch Report
The match between GT and MI will take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Motera. In domestic T20s at this venue, the average first innings score is 164 runs. The winning score for the team batting first will be between 185 and 190 runs.
The Motera has a lot of speed and bounce to offer. The ball lands nicely on the bat, allowing batters to execute their strokes freely. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a high temperature of 39 degrees Celsius.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Prediction
Gujarat Titans will arrive in town fresh off a thrilling victory over LSG. The bowlers will be confident, and the batters will be eager to take advantage of the favorable home conditions. MI’s visitors have a big job ahead of them. Despite the addition of Jofra Archer, their bowling problems are far from over. Given the current form and strengths and weaknesses of both squads, GT has the advantage. In our match prediction, Gujarat Titans will start as favorites. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.82.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Most Recommended Player for Bet:
With 228 runs already at the top of the order, we believe Shubman Gill will be the Gujarat Titans’ leading run scorer in this game.