New Delhi: The stage is set for another juicy match in the IPL-16 season today. For the Qualifier-2 match
Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians are competing. The winning team will face four-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday for the title. So far these two teams have met three times. In this, Mumbai won twice and Gujarat won one match. In the last match between the two teams, Mumbai Indians defeated Gujarat Titans by 27 runs.
This season, Gujarat Titans have impressed with their amazing performance. Has won unforgettable victories. At the end of the league phase, they surpassed the Hemahemis and occupied the top spot in the points table. However, in the first qualifier match held at Chepauk on May 23, they were unexpectedly defeated by Chennai Super Kings. In a tense battle, Hardik Pandya’s team fell short in the chase. Finally lost by 15 runs. The first defeat was registered at the hands of Dhoni Sena. As for Mumbai Indians, they ended the league phase at the fourth position in the points table. Despite some poor performances at the start of the season, Rohitsena has bounced back. Lucknow defeated Supergiants in the eliminator match on Wednesday. After winning by 81 runs, they are confident for the next match.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans could not digest the defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier-1, being ahead of everyone else in the league stage. The final team will be selected to overcome the mistakes and weaknesses in the previous match. It seems that some key changes are inevitable in this order. Mumbai Indians, who came into form in the crucial match, are likely to enter the ring with only a few changes. Akash Madhwal, who took 5 wickets in the eliminator match, will be a key player for Mumbai in today’s match as well.
The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium is suitable for batting. Also suitable for bowling at the same time. The pitch favors the seamers for a while at the start of the match. There is a chance for the ball to swing. After that, it gradually becomes a batting pitch. Since the boundary line on the field is less, there is scope for big scores. Also the outfield is fast. The team batting second time on this ground has won more times. Therefore, the captain of the team who won the toss is likely to choose to bowl first. The first innings average score here is 180 runs.
Gujarat Team (Estimated):
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.
Mumbai Team (Estimated):
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar, Thilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.