GT vs MI: The defending champions will be facing Mumbai Indians after their loss in the first qualifier. The match will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Hardik Pandya’s men had a fantastic season so far with 10 wins out of 14 matches. They have been holding the first position consistently this season.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the whole IPL franchise. They have won the title five times. Their performance this season was disappointing at the start but they later on picked up the phase with many victories. They have a total of eight victories out of fourteen matches.
GT vs MI: Pitch Report
The 3rd playoff match will be held at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The stadium is known to be one of the largest in the country. The pitch here is generally supportive of batters but it also has something to offer for bowlers as well. The average batting score here is around 187 There is no inclination towards chasing or defending at this venue as chasers won three matches and defenders also won three matches.
Performance in the previous match
Chennai Super Kings locked horns against Reigning champions Gujarat Titans in the first playoff at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Gujarat Titans choose to field first and ended the first innings with Chennai Super Kings scoring 172 runs at the loss of 7 wickets.
Gujarat Titans had to bow down to Chennai Super Kings with only 157 runs. The bowling side of Chennai Super Kings did an excellent job defending the total score. The main batter of the team was Shubman Gill with 42 runs in 38 balls. Other batters in the team were dismissed before taking a reasonable run.
Mumbai Indians had a powerful batting lineup. They choose to bat first and took a total score of 183 runs losing eight wickets. All-rounder Cameron Green took an explosive run of 41 off 23 balls. Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav also had a good contribution to the score. The bowlers of Mumbai Indians performed remarkably and restricted Lucknow Super Giants to 101 runs.
Mumbai Indians managed to win consistently as the season was approaching the playoffs. They managed to make a way to the playoffs despite losing in the initial matches. Mumbai Indians had a staggering victory by 81 runs against Lucknow Super Giants. They eliminated LSG in the qualifier and this match will decide if they will play against CSK in the final or not.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Hardik Pandya(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Joshua Little, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Sai Sudharsan, Srikar Bharat, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla