The 2nd qualifier of Gujrat Titans and Mumbai Indians will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. It will be an interesting clash where the winning team will play against CSK in the final at the same venue. Gujrat Titans have been led by Hardik Pandya splendidly. They finished in the first spot on the points table but recently, they lost the first qualifier against CSK and now they have another chance to prove their worth in the next qualifier.
Titans lost their match against CSK by 15 runs. Rashid played a great cameo of 30 runs but couldn’t make his team win in that match. While Mumbai Indians are in prime form in this tournament. They successfully claimed their spot in the playoffs and beat LSG in the eliminator match. It was a one-sided match where MI beat LSG by 81 runs and qualified for the second qualifier.
Akash Madhwal was the real hero of this match. It wasn’t looking like a one-sided match but Madhwal turned the match in MI’s favor. He took 5 wickets by conceding just 5 runs in his spell, which was one of the best figures of this IPL.
MI vs GT Head to Head
GT and MI clashed three times against each other. MI stays ahead in this clash where they won two matches while GT won only one match against them.
Expected Playing XI
- Expected WicketKeeper – Wriddhiman Saha(wk)
- Expected Batsman – Shubman Gill , D Miller , R Tewatia , D Shanaka
- Expected Allrounders – H Pandya(C)
- Expected Bowlers – Rashid Khan , M Shami , Yash Dayal , M Sharma , Noor Ahmad
- Expected WicketKeeper – Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Expected Batsman – Rohit Sharma (c) , Suryakumar Yadav , Tim David , Tilak Varma
- Expected Allrounders – Cameron Green , Hrithik Shokeen
- Expected Bowlers – Chris Jordan , Piyush Chawla , Jason Behrendorff , Akash Madhwal
The Narendra Modi Stadium is batsman friendly and we have encountered high-scoring contests on this wicket. The pitch is anticipated to be batting-friendly, it is very flat. We may expect a high-scoring thriller on this wicket. The team batting first should score at least 180 runs to stay in the match. The toss will be crucial and the team winning the toss should choose the field first.
There are no chances of rain at this venue so we will enjoy a complete match between GT and MI in Qualifier 2. The temperature will be high and it will be a bit of a struggle for fielders to field for 20 overs.
Probable Best Performers
Shubman Gill- Best Batsman
Shubhman Gill has delivered an exceptional performance in the whole IPL. Till now, Shubhman Gill has scored 722 runs in 15 innings and always helped the team to get a good start. The match will be played at Gujarat’s home ground and it is expected that Shubhman Gill will score again in this match.
Mohammad Shami- Best Bowler
Mohammad Shami can be the best bowler in this match, he is the current purple cap holder in this tournament. He bowled really amazingly in power plays and did a great job for the team.
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