The second Qualifier match of IPL 2023 is set to take place between the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Mumbai Indians (MI). The Gujarat Titans finished at the top of the points table this season, while the Mumbai Indians secured the fourth spot. In the fourteen matches played this season, the Gujarat Titans emerged victorious in ten games, whereas the Mumbai Indians won eight matches.
In their previous game against the Chennai Super Kings, the Gujarat Titans suffered a 15-run defeat, with Shubman Gill contributing 42 runs to their total. Conversely, the Mumbai Indians triumphed over the Lucknow Super Giants by a margin of 81 runs. Cameron Green’s impressive knock of 41 runs and Akash Madhwal’s five-wicket haul played a crucial role in the Mumbai Indians’ victory.
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When it comes to head-to-head encounters, the Gujarat Titans and the Mumbai Indians have faced each other three times in the history of the IPL. So far, the Gujarat Titans have won one match, while the Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious on two occasions. In their most recent clash this season, the Mumbai Indians defeated the Gujarat Titans by 27 runs.
Gujarat Titans (GT)
Key players for the Gujarat Titans include Mohammed Shami, who will be crucial during the Powerplay overs. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, the openers for the Mumbai Indians, have struggled to score freely against Shami, with strike rates of 118.52 and 105.56, respectively, in the IPL.
Probable XI: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph/Noor Ahmed/Josh Little, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians (MI)
In the Mumbai Indians’ middle order, Suryakumar Yadav will be a key player. Surprisingly, he is one of the few batters in the IPL who has not been dismissed by Rashid Khan, despite Khan’s excellent performance against the Mumbai Indians. In their previous encounters, Suryakumar has scored 67 runs against the leggie in 47 deliveries. On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans’ middle-order batsmen have struggled against left-arm orthodox spin, with Hardik, Shankar, Miller, and Tewatia scoring at a strike rate of less than 120.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green (vc), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Ishan Kishan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan (vc), Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal