New Delhi. Mumbai Indians will face Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians) in Qualifier-2 of IPL-2023. This match at the Narendra Modi Stadium is likely to be very competitive. This match will decide the second team to reach the finals, which will be in front of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the title match on 28 May. The strong side of the five-time champions Mumbai Indians, where their batsmen are fast-hitting, then bowling is the ‘plus point’ of Gujarat Titans. GT’s bowling unit, adorned with Mohammed Shami (26 wickets), Rashid Khan (25 wickets), Noor Ahmed (14 wickets) and Mohit Sharma (19 wickets), is capable of destroying the batting order of any team.
If there is any reason for concern for Gujarat in terms of bowling before Qualifier-2, then it is the poor form of its main bowler Alzarri Joseph. Joseph, who bowls at a speed of 145 km / h or more, has the best bowling performance in the IPL, but his performance has been extinguished this season.
Have been able to take only 7 wickets in seven matches
In the current season of IPL, he has been able to take just 7 wickets in seven matches at an average of 32.14 and a huge economy of 9.37. This wicket is just one wicket more than his best bowling performance in an IPL match (6 wickets for 12 runs). Alzarri is neither able to take wickets this season, proving to be very expensive so different. Due to this weak performance, GT has had to keep him out of the playing-11 in the recent matches. Due to Joseph’s poor form, GT can be difficult in case of injury or not being fully fit of any key Tej.
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Took 6 wickets in an innings while playing for MI
Alzarri Joseph did the charisma of taking 6 wickets in the innings while playing on behalf of the Mumbai Indians against whom Gujarat Titans have to play in Qualifier-2. He took 6 wickets for 12 runs in 3.4 overs in the 2019 season against Sunrisers Hyderabad. This performance of Joseph is the best performance of any bowler in IPL history. He broke the record of Sohail Tanvir (6 wickets for 14 runs, IPL 2008). Joseph had hunted David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 26, 2023, 10:01 AM