GT vs MI Match Preview: Hardik Pandya and Co. to get playoff ticket against Mumbai


Mumbai.top of the points table Gujarat Titans Already out of the race in the IPL match on Friday Mumbai Indians (Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians) will try to rectify the shortcomings of their top order and ensure a playoff spot by getting back into winning streak. Gujarat Titans lost their last match by eight wickets to Punjab Kings, breaking their five-match winning streak.

So far, the consistency in the batting department throughout the tournament, especially in the top order, has been a problem for him and now is the time for the new IPL team to rectify the gap towards the end of the league. Despite the defeat, Gujarat Titans continue to lead the 10-team table with 16 points from 10 matches and a win on Friday will make them the first team to secure a place in the playoffs.

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Young Shubman Gill has failed to live up to the expectations at the top of the order while veteran Wriddhiman Saha, who replaced Matthew Wade, got off to a good start but could not keep it up. B Sai Sudarshan, who was still the weak link for the team, saved the team in the last match by scoring 65 runs in 50 balls, in which everyone was unsuccessful.

Captain Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan also could not run against Punjab. Rashid has performed brilliantly and has played a key role in the success of Gujarat Titans so far. But this quartet is well aware of how important they are to the team. That’s why all four of them would like to make a comeback to the team with a great performance.

Hardik Pandya has scored 309 runs

Hardik has been a pillar of the Gujarat Titans’ batting, who has scored 309 runs in the team but he has failed in two consecutive matches so he will be desperate to play a big innings. Miller and six-hitting masters Tewatia and Rashid will also be eager to prove themselves after the failure.

Shami, Ferguson, Joseph and Rashid’s quartet is dangerous

With the presence of Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph and Rashid, Gujarat Titans have the most dangerous attack in this year’s IPL. Shami has done exceptionally well with the new ball despite plundering runs in the previous match, while Ferguson’s ability to pick up extra pace will be a concern for any batting line-up.

Rashid Khan has been economical in bowling

Rashid has also been very economical in bowling but has not been very successful in taking wickets which will be a matter of concern for the team. On the other hand, when it comes to Mumbai Indians, they are at the last position in the table and have already been out of the tournament after eight consecutive defeats. But the Rohit Sharma-led side must have breathed a sigh of relief after registering a five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals which was their first win in the tournament.

Suryakumar was the star batsman of Mumbai

Suryakumar Yadav has been Mumbai’s star in the batting department, otherwise there has been a lack of cohesion in the batting unit. Rohit and Ishaan’s poor form continues in the tournament while Kieron Pollard has not been able to do justice to his ‘finisher’ role in the season so far. In the bowling department, Mumbai’s team does not look close to its best.

Jasprit Bumrah remained ineffective

Jasprit Bumrah may have been economical but has not been able to pick up wickets, which has been the most painful for the team. Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith have done well in the middle and apart from Bumrah, Mumbai have no reliable bowler. But now Mumbai Indians will try to spoil the equations of other teams in the remaining matches.

The teams are as follows:

Gujarat Titans:

Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudarshan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills , Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Devald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.

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