Date: May 12, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Mumbai Indians will play against Gujarat Titans in the match 57 of the Indian Premier League 2023 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The hosts MI will go into this contest on the back of a dominant victory against RCB at home. Meanwhile, their opponents, GT performed in a similar way as they smashed LSG on their home patch too. Both Gujarat and Mumbai are two of the better performing teams in the IPL at the current stage, so you can expect a close encounter between them at the Wankhede Stadium on May 12.
In this year’s IPL, the Wankhede Stadium has been providing one of the best pitches for batters because it gives them the freedom to hit the ball on the up, whether against the pacers or spinners. That’s why, the average first innings score at this venue is 192 for the current season, while overall, it is 168. So, the expectation of the first innings score in excess of 190 is definitely not out of the question when MI takes on GT at the Wankhede Stadium.
Mumbai Indians batters have turned a corner in the IPL in the recent round of matches with their charismatic T20 performer Suryakumar Yadav leading the way. The likes of Cameron Green, Tim David, and Nehal Wadhera have all been amongst the runs for MI too. Meanwhile, in the bowling side of things, Mumbai have lost Jofra Archer for the rest of the IPL season, but the wickets from Jason Behrendorff in the previous match is a welcome change for the team as they look forward to their upcoming matches.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Cameron Green, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal (Potential Impact Substitute - Arshad Khan for Suryakumar Yadav)
Gujarat Titans gave Wriddhiman Saha an extended run of matches and he finally repaid them with a couple of brilliant scores in 41 not out and 81 against Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants respectively. His fellow opening partner Shubman Gill has been in ominous form for GT at the top of the order, while runs from the bat of Hardik Pandya at a decent strike-rate in recent games is a great sign for the team too. In the bowling side of things, Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan have been the mainstays for Gujarat so far in the tournament and they have been ably supported by Noor Ahmad and Mohit Sharma.
SportsTiger Playing XI of GT
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma (Potential Impact Substitute - Alzarri Joseph for Vijay Shankar)
Mumbai Indians are playing their upcoming match against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium, where they have been able to overhaul totals in excess of 200 hundred a couple of times already. That’s why, they will be quietly confident of upstaging the league leaders at home on May 12.
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