IPL Qualifier-2: Battle will be fierce, MI in hitting boundaries and GT player Surma in taking wickets

New Delhi. The Qualifier-2 match of IPL-2023 will be a ‘test’ of the strong bowling of Gujarat Titans (Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians) to a large extent against the strong batting of Mumbai Indians. In the current season, MI has proved itself ‘Bahubali’ in batting by chasing scores of 200+ four times. Although the batting of GT equipped with Shubman Gill, David Miller, Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya is also not less, but its weakness is excessive dependence on Gill.

This weakness was exposed in the match against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier-1, when the batting disintegrated as soon as Shubman (42 runs) was dismissed and apart from all-rounder Rashid Khan (30), no other batsman could play a big innings.

Most fours and sixes in the name of MI this season
MI has hit maximum number of fours and sixes in IPL-2023. Rohit Sharma’s team has so far hit 381 boundaries (248 fours and 133 sixes). In other words, 1970 runs have been scored by the team from the boundary itself. The GT lags behind the MI by a substantial margin in this regard. Batters of Gujarat have so far hit 322 boundaries, in which 220 fours and 102 sixes. The maximum number of boundaries (58 fours and 26 sixes) for MI has been put by its ‘360 degree player’ Suryakumar Yadav. Cameron Green (38 fours, 20 sixes), Tilak Verma (21 fours, 20 sixes) and Ishaan Kishan (54 fours, 18 sixes), Rohit Sharma (34 fours, 17 sixes) and Tim David (12 fours, 15 sixes) also Hitting a lot of boundaries.

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Shubman Gill shines in GT
Talking about Gujarat, Shubman Gill has hit maximum number of fours and sixes (71 fours, 23 sixes). Vijay Shankar (27 fours, 15 sixes), Hardik Pandya (24 fours, 11 sixes) and David Miller (18 fours, 13 sixes) are also among the team’s main fours and sixes batsmen. Wriddhiman Saha has hit 39 fours and seven sixes and Rashid Khan has hit seven fours and 13 sixes.

Gujarat Titans leading in wickets
Talking about bowling as opposed to batting, Gujarat Titans (111) have taken the maximum number of wickets this season. GT’s Mohammed Shami has taken 26 wickets and Rashid Khan has taken 25 wickets and there is a war between these two bowlers for the Purple Cap. Mohit Sharma has given excellent support to both of them by taking 19 and Noor Ahmed 14 wickets. The Mumbai Indians team has dismissed 91 batsmen so far this season and Piyush Chawla, who took 21 wickets, is the highest wicket-taker.

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In this context, the match between Mumbai Indians’ batsers and Gujarat Titans’ bowlers will give exciting cricket feast to cricket lovers in Qualifier-2. This match will decide the second team to reach the final, which will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the title match on 28 May.

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