Today, the Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians will be vying for a spot in the finals, representing their last opportunity to secure a place in the ultimate stage of the tournament. In their encounters this season, both teams have faced each other twice, with each team emerging victorious once. Former Mumbai player Hardik Pandya has made a mark as a leader, leading Gujarat to consecutive playoffs and now preparing to face the most successful team in playoff history.
Furthermore, Mumbai Indians are the sole team to have defeated the Gujarat Titans on two occasions, but their triumphs occurred outside of Ahmedabad. However, when the two teams clashed at the same venue, Gujarat Titans secured a commanding victory over Mumbai Indians with a substantial margin of 55 runs.
Head to Head
MI - 2, GT - 1
MI - 0, GT - 1
Last 5 matches
MI - W W L W W
GT - W L W W L
In Qualifier 2
MI - 2W, 1L
GT playing their 1st Qualifier 2
Mumbai Indians have experienced a late resurgence in their season, allowing them to secure a place in the playoffs. In their previous match against Lucknow, MI's middle order exhibited an excellent performance, contributing significantly to their total score of 182 runs. On the other hand, Lucknow Strikers Group (LSG) could only manage to score 101 runs in 16.3 overs before being dismissed entirely, resulting in a substantial 81-run victory for MI. Akash Madhwal was the standout performer, claiming an astonishing five-wicket haul by conceding just five runs in 3.3 overs, thereby registering the best bowling figures by an Indian pacer in IPL history.
Rohit Sharma has faced challenges in finding his rhythm throughout the season. However, as a captain, he boasts an impressive playoff winning rate of over 79%. As a batsman, his average in playoffs stands at a mere 15.4, which is the lowest among players who have scored at least 250 runs. With today's match being crucial, Rohit Sharma needs to rise to the occasion and deliver for his team. The performance of the batting unit will be pivotal, with Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, and Nehal Wadhera serving as the team's mainstays. Tilak Varma and Tim David have been entrusted with the finishing roles. Among the bowlers, Akash Madhwal has emerged as a new star, following his match-winning spell of 5-5 in the last game, while Piyush Chawla leads the wicket-takers' chart with 21 scalps. Jason Behrendorff has performed adequately with the new ball.
Probable XI : Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak/Wadhera, Tim David, Karthikeya, Chawla, Akash, Behrendorff, Jordan
Gujarat Titans possess the most formidable lineup in terms of both batting and bowling in this season. Despite putting up a decent bowling performance, they faltered in the first qualifier against Chennai. Chennai Super Kings posted a total of 172 runs, with an impressive 87-run partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway. In an attempt to turn the tide, Gujarat Titans made a few changes to their batting order, but unfortunately, it didn't yield the desired results. Shubman Gill played a valiant innings, scoring 42 runs off 38 deliveries, trying to steer the team towards victory. However, Gujarat Titans could only manage to score 157 runs, ultimately losing the match by a margin of 15 runs.
Shubman Gill is just eight runs away from claiming the top spot in the Orange Cap list for this season. Bowling has been a prime strength for the Gujarat Titans, with Mohammad Shami leading the way with 26 wickets and Rashid Khan closely following with 25 wickets, securing the top two spots in the race for the purple cap. Mohit Sharma has been particularly impressive in the home conditions at Ahmedabad, picking up 12 wickets in the last four matches. Additionally, Noor Ahmad has been a valuable asset in the spin department, providing crucial support to Rashid Khan.
Probable XI : Saha, Gill, Hardik, Shanaka, V Shankar, Miller, Tewatia, Rashid, Shami, Noor Ahmed, Mohit/Darshan
Rohit v Shami - 64 runs, 2 outs (119 SR)
Ishan v Shami - 57 runs, 0 out (112 SR)
Surya v Shami - 39 runs, 1 out (205 SR)
David v Shami - 26 runs, 0 out (217 SR)
Rohit v Rashid - 49 runs, 4 outs (144 SR)
Ishan v Rashid - 76 runs, 2 out (119 SR)
David v Rashid - 59 runs, 1 out (148 SR)
Surya v Rashid - 67 runs, 0 out (143 SR)
Rohit v Mohit - 79 runs, 1 out (134 SR)
Surya v Mohit - 41 runs, 1 out (137 SR)
Ishan v Mohit - 28 runs, 0 out (200 SR)
Saha v Chawla - 100 runs, 3 outs (164 SR)
Hardik v Chawla - 46 runs, 2 out (209 SR)
Miller v Chawla - 60 runs, 2 out (120 SR)
Vijay v Chawla - 18 runs, 2 out (120 SR)
Hardik v Jordan - 106 runs, 3 outs (196 SR)
Miller v Jordan - 99 runs, 3 outs (165 SR)
Rashid v Karthikeya - 30 runs, 0 out (333 SR)
Gill v Karthikeya - 23 runs, 1 out (153 SR)
Shanaka v Jordan - 21 run, 2 out (84 SR)
During MI vs GT matches
138 - Suryakumar
114 - Shubman Gill
106 - David Miller
89 - Ishan Kishan
103 - Suryakumar
79 - Rashid Khan
56 - Shubman Gill
55 - Wriddhiman Saha
10 - Rashid Khan
8 - Suryakumar
7 - David Miller
8 - Rashid Khan
4 - Piyush Chawla
Best Bowling fig
4/30 - Rashid Khan
3/31 - Akash Madhwal
3/37 - Noor Ahmed
Form Update (last 5 innings )
Shubman Gill: Gill is on the cusp of becoming the highest run-scorer in the tournament, needing just eight more runs to achieve the feat. He has displayed exceptional batting prowess throughout the season, accumulating 722 runs in 15 matches at an impressive average of 56.15. In his last five innings, Gill has been in scintillating form with an outstanding average of 115.66. Additionally, he has performed admirably in the playoffs, notching up consistent scores of 28, 30, 29, 46, 51, 35, 45*, and 42.
Cameron Green: Green has been a standout performer this season, consistently showcasing his excellent form. In the eliminator, he showcased his batting prowess by scoring a quickfire 41 runs off just 23 deliveries. Green has amassed 422 runs in 15 innings, maintaining an impressive average of 52.75 and a strike rate of 161.07. Moreover, he has also made valuable contributions with the ball, taking 7 wickets so far.
Suryakumar Yadav: Yadav has emerged as Mumbai's most prolific batsman this season. He has been in exceptional touch, accumulating 544 runs at a staggering strike rate of 183.78. Notably, in the previous encounter between the two sides, Yadav displayed his class by scoring a brilliant century.
Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan has been a pivotal figure in his team's success this season, consistently delivering outstanding performances. He is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, having claimed 25 wickets in 15 games at an impressive average of 19 and an economy rate of 7.91. In the last match against Mumbai Indians, Rashid showcased his exceptional skills by taking four wickets for 30 runs and also contributed with the bat, scoring a quickfire 79 runs off just 32 deliveries.
Akash Madhwal: Madhwal has been Mumbai's standout fast bowler this season. In the last two matches, he has been exceptional, picking up a total of nine wickets.
Mohit Sharma: Sharma has been highly impressive in the challenging conditions of Ahmedabad. In his last four matches, he has delivered noteworthy performances, claiming figures of 2/38, 2/39, 4/29, and 4/28.
Mohd Shami: Shami has been the leading wicket-taker in the season, particularly excelling in the powerplay overs. He has taken 15 wickets in the powerplay alone, maintaining an economy rate of 6.87 and an average of 17.87.