As we approach the business end of the Indian Premier League 2022, the competition for the top 4 gets fiercer. But we will find out soon which team goes through. For now, we are into match number 51 where the table-tppers Gujarat Titans (GT) lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI).
The Hardik Pandya-led team lost their second game of the season to Punjab Kings, but they are still in first place with 16 points from ten games. Despite the loss, they will try to remain with the same lineup as the previous game.
The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, finally got their first win of the season against the Rajasthan Royals in the previous game, and they may be looking to use their bench strength in the remaining games now that they have nothing to lose. Tim David’s performance in the previous game will be a great positive as he offers the finishing touch, while Kumar Kartikeya’s inclusion was also a blessing.
GT vs MI – Match Details
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 6, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The previous game at Brabourne Stadium saw a score of 170 comfortably chased down. Moreover, the track looks excellent for batting and the batters will benefit from the short boundaries.
To stay in the game, the side batting first will need to produce a big total, hence the captain who wins the toss is likely to bowl first.
Hardik Pandya has been in excellent form this season, but he was unable to capitalise in the last game, scoring just one run off seven deliveries. For the Gujarat Titans, the right-hander has already scored 309 runs in nine games, including several match-winning innings. He’ll be trying to contribute with the bat once more for his team.
Tilak Varma has a strike rate of 137 and has scored 307 runs in nine outings at an average of 43. MI’s one of rare successful Batsmen this season.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith.