Currently in good form, Mumbai Indians (MI) are set to face league leaders Gujarat Titans (GT), in the 57th match of IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 12. Led by Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians are coming off an impressive victory over their rivals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, in their previous game.
On the other hand, defending champions Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya have been leading the league this season winning 8 out of their 11 matches so far. Despite Mumbai’s recent form, Gujarat Titans are a tough team to beat, having won their maiden title last year.
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans preview
The 57th match of the IPL 2023 will be played on May 12 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Gujarat Titans (GT). Mumbai Indians are currently third in the points table with six wins in 11 matches. A win in this upcoming game would significantly improve their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
In their previous game, Mumbai had defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by chasing down 200 runs in just 16.3 overs. Suryakumar Yadav’s remarkable performance, which included his fourth half-century of the season, earned him the Player of the Match award.
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The Gujarat Titans have been performing exceptionally well this season in IPL 2023. They have won eight of their 11 matches so far and lead the points table. A victory in their match against Mumbai would make them the first team to secure a place in the playoffs this year.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 11, 2023
In their previous match against the Lucknow Super Giants, the Titans showed their batting prowess by scoring an imposing total of 227/2 in 20 overs. This was after a remarkable 142-run opening partnership between Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha. Lucknow could only manage 171/7 in their allotted 20 overs, losing by 56 runs. Mohit Sharma was the standout bowler for the Titans, taking four wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs.
The two teams have faced each other twice in the IPL. In their first meeting last year, Mumbai Indians won by five runs against the defending champions.
However, in their first match this season, the Titans got the better of their opponents. The Titans scored 207/6 before their bowlers restricted Mumbai Indians to 152 for a 55-run win.
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans match details
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans, Match 57, IPL 2023
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & time: Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm IST
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MI vs GT pitch report
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai can be difficult for bowlers, and the ground’s small size makes it easy for batsmen to hit boundaries. In the previous match at this venue, the team batting second successfully chased down a target of over 200 runs with over three overs remaining.
MI vs GT prediction
With both team’s present form, the game could go either way. The team bowling first should have a better chance of winning considering the size of the ground and the challenge it poses to bowlers. Despite having the home advantage and making a strong comeback in the IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians will still have a tough time against Gujarat Titans. The latter’s consistent form throughout the two seasons since their debut is highly impressive.
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MI vs GT probable playing XIs
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff
Gujarat Titans (GT):
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami