Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans are all set to clash against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in match 57 of Indian Premier League 2023. GT heads into the match on the back of a nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, whereas Mumbai Indians head into the much-anticipated game after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in their last game.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Vishnu Vinod, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya
Gujarat Titans Playing XI: Saha (wk), Shankar, Hardik, Mnohar, Miller, Tewatia, Rashid, Noor, Shami, Mohit, Joseph
Hardik Pandya won the toss and Gujarat Titans will bowl first.
Mumbai Indians: A Madhwal, Ramandeep Singh, Dewalk Brevis, S Warrier, H Shokeen
Gujarat Titans: K Srikar Bharat, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, S Mavi, R Sai Kishore
Mumbai Indians need to win against GT to make sure they don’t find themselves among RCB, RR, and others. With GT and Chennai Super Kings looking certain to advance into the IPL 2023 Playoffs. They will target to qualify for the Playoffs as the fourth-placed team in the IPL 2023 points table.
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Gujarat Titans head into the match as the table toppers with 16 points to their name in 11 games. With just three matches remaining in the league stage, a win against MI on Friday will ensure a top-two finish for the defending champions.
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Keeping in mind the records at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the team winning the toss is expected to bat first.
Wicket-keepers: Wriddhiman Saha, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Shubman Gill (vc), David Miller, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera
All-rounders: Cameron Green, Hardik Pandya (c)
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Chris Jordan, Noor Ahmed
The pitch in Wankhede has been great for batsmen so far in the season. While batsmen will be able to score runs freely due to the short dimensions, spinners might come in handy at the venue as well. Fans can expect to witness a run-fest on Friday.
MI and GT have encountered each other in the past on two occasions only. While MI won the first encounter by five runs in 2022, GT avenged the loss by winning the next clash by 55 runs in IPL 2023. This will be the first time GT will ever play at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
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