GT vs MI Prediction 26 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
- Date: 2023-05-26
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Following a dominant victory over Lucknow Super Giants in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians will head to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to face Gujarat Titans in a battle for a place in the finals.
- It is worth mentioning that the defending champions suffered a defeat against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1.
- Therefore, they have identified specific areas that require improvement, while Mumbai appears to have a more stable team and aims to secure their sixth title.
- Akash Madhwal displayed exceptional performance by taking a remarkable five wickets and has demonstrated remarkable consistency.
GT vs MI – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date: May 26th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
GT vs MI – IPL – Team Previews
Gujarat showcased their dominance throughout the regular season, finishing atop the IPL table with an impressive record of 10 wins out of 14 matches. In Qualifier 1, they faced Chennai Super Kings, who secured the second spot after a convincing 77-run victory over the Delhi Capitals in their previous game. Although Gujarat restricted their opponents to 172 runs, they fell short in their chase, managing only 157. As a result, CSK advanced to the grand final.
In this crucial match, Pandya’s contribution with the bat will be crucial. Gujarat Titans have alternative options for that position in Vijay Shankar and Sai Sudharshan. Shubman Gill’s consecutive centuries limited the lower middle order’s time at the crease, affecting the rhythm of players like Miller and Pandya. This lack of momentum made it challenging to strike against CSK, but they need to swiftly regain their form.
Against the Super Kings, the Titans included Darshan Nalkande in the lineup instead of Yash Dayal. However, Nalkande seemed to be struggling with an injury after his bowling spell. If Nalkande is unfit, it is likely that Dayal will make a comeback. Titans might opt for Vijay Shankar as the Impact Player during a chase or bring in a fast bowler if they are defending the total.
In the Eliminator match, Akash Madhwal, playing in only his 7th IPL game, delivered a remarkable five-wicket haul that completely dismantled LSG. Mumbai Indians can now approach the remaining matches with increased confidence, witnessing the improvement in their bowling unit as the season reaches its crucial stage. While Piyush Chawla has been in exceptional form, Behrendorff has also made a commendable comeback.
Mumbai Indians boast a formidable lineup of power-hitting batsmen who will face a stern challenge against the established Gujarat bowlers. Mumbai’s batting order has hit its stride at the perfect moment, with consistent contributions from their top order. With players like Cameron Green and Tim David, the boundaries are likely to flow freely as they aim to score quickly.
If Mumbai bats first, they might consider utilizing an additional batsman as the Impact Player, sacrificing an extra bowling option to bolster their first-innings total. With the return of Tilak Varma against the Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai Indians have no injury concerns and can field their strongest lineup.
GT vs MI – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Gujarat Titans: W Saha (wk), S Gill, H Pandya (Cap), S Sudharsan, D Miller, R Tewatia, D Shanaka, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, N Ahmad, Mohd Shami, A Joseph
Mumbai Indians: R Sharma (Cap), IS Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cam Green, T David, N Wadhera, P Chawla, K Kartikeya, J Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
GT vs MI – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Typically, the pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium favours the batsmen, allowing them to dominate proceedings. However, spinners can come into play during the middle overs and create some challenges for the batting side. A target of over 170 runs is considered competitive on this surface. Given the presence of dew in the later stages of the match, winning the toss and choosing to bowl first could provide a significant advantage to the team.
GT vs MI – IPL – Win Prediction
Gujarat Titans will be looking to make it two in a row and will beat the Mumbai Indians to qualify for the final.