Today’s clash in IPL 2022 will be between table toppers (Gujarat Titans) and team placed at bottom (Mumbai Indians). Gujarat Titans target would be to aim top 2 spot in playoffs thus a win against MI would play a key role for them to play qualifier 1 while Mumbai Indians will have an unrealistic playoff chance in need to win their remaining games by a good margin and also should hope teams like RR & RCB lose every game.
MI after losing their first 8 IPL games have finally won a match against RR by 5 wickets (with 4 balls to be spared) and GT on the other hand are coming after facing a crushing defeat to PBKS by 8 wickets (with 4 overs to be spared). MI despite having a very poor IPL season would look to finish the league stage games on a high note and notably if GT wins today then MI are 100% eliminated from IPL 2022 playoffs race.
Numbers and stats before start of GT vs MI game:
1 – Hardik Pandya will be playing his 1st match against MI in IPL. Hardik Pandya has played 92 matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL from 2015-2021 but this will be his 1st match against MI.
1 – Rohit Sharma needs 1 more six to smash 200 sixes for Mumbai Indians in T20 cricket overall.
2 – Rashid Khan (34) needs 2 more wickets to go past Sandeep Lamichhane (35) and have most T20 wickets in 2022.
Most T20 wickets in 2022:
Sandeep Lamichhane – 35
Rashid Khan – 34
Dwayne Bravo – 32
2 – GT have won both the matches they played at this venue (Brabourne Stadium) in IPL 2022. They won against PBKS and RCB by 6 wickets in a thrilling fashion.
3 – Rohit Sharma needs 40 more runs to surpass David Warner and become 3rd highest run-scorer in IPL history.
Most runs in IPL:
Virat Kohli – 6499
Shikhar Dhawan – 6153
David Warner – 5805
Rohit Sharma – 5766
Suresh Raina – 5528
64 – Ishan Kishan has smashed 64 runs against Rashid Khan in IPL without getting dismissed even once.
Ishan Kishan vs Rashid Khan in IPL:
Inns – 7
Runs – 64
Balls – 51
Outs – 0
Most runs vs Rashid Khan in IPL without getting dismissed:
Shane Watson – 82 runs
Ambati Rayudu – 79 runs
Ishan Kishan – 64 runs
100 – David Miller will be playing his 100th match in IPL.