The teams have come closer to the finals & the fans are also equally excited to know who will be able to hold the IPL trophy this year. The qualifier 2 match that will be played between Gujarat Titans & Mumbai Indians will decide which team will be entering the finals to be able to fight for the IPL 2023 trophy.
In their last game, GT faced CSK where they won the toss & elected to bowl. CSK stood at 172 runs with a loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Although GT made some changes to their batting order even that did not help them win the match & in the end, they lost by 15 runs to CSK. MI faced LSG in their last match where they won the toss & elected to bat their middle batting order played their part well & they scored 182 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. LSG in return could only manage 101 runs & lost the match by 82 runs.
The teams have come across each other twice & in their last outing GT emerged victorious against MI
Gujarat Titans Playing 11:
Shubman Gill, HH Pandya(C), DA Miller, R Tewatia, D Shanaka, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Rashid Khan, M Shami, MM Sharma, DG Nalkande, Noor Ahmad
Mumbai Indians Playing 11:
Rohit Sharma(C), SA Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, H Shokeen, C Green, Piyush Chawla, Ishan Kishan(wk), JP Behrendorff, Akash Mandwaal, CJ Jordan
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium offers favourable conditions for the batters so that they can play their shots well offering good bounce for the shots attempted or played. The pitch is widely known for its batter friendly nature.
The 2 previous times that the teams have faced each other GT has emerged victorious each time & has also beaten MI by a good margin. But this qualifier 2 will turn out to be the game changer for the team that wins since that will give them the chance to play in the finals. Both teams will give their best to win & proceed to the finals.
With regards to the pitch conditions at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the toss-winning team might choose to bat first, so as to create a good score to defend as the pitch is ideal for batters.