Date: May 26, Friday
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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After eliminating Lucknow Super Giants from the Indian Premier League 2023, Mumbai Indians will challenge Gujarat Titans in Qualifier-2 to reserve their spot in the finals. Notably, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings booked their berth in the final summit for a record 10th time by taking down the reigning champions by 15 runs in Qualifier-1, played on May 23, at the MA Chidambaram, Chennai. Both the teams will look forward to sealing their spot in the final match to clash against the four-time champions. Where Hardik Pandya-led GT will look forward to bouncing back from the Qualifier 1 defeat, Rohit Sharma-led MI will want to maintain winning momentum from their win over Lucknow Super Giants.
Talking about the toss battle between both teams, it is a 1-1 equaliser in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. In the last Mumbai vs Gujarat clash that took place at the same venue, Mumbai made it to the top of the toss war. On the other hand, during their battle at the iconic Wankhede, Gujarat won the toss. These odds make us say that the record-time champions will have an upper hand in the toss clash during the upcoming battle.
Gujarat Titans will definitely be on the confident side having beaten Mumbai Indians at home earlier this season. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians hold an excellent record in the playoffs as well as the overall record. However, the Mumbai-based franchise possess a poor record during their visits to Ahmedabad. Talking about their one-on-one record, they have met three times, and the Indians have it 2-1 in their favour. While Gujarat have beaten Mumbai earlier this season in Ahmedabad, MI beat GT in the 2022 and 2023 league stage games. Considering the fact that MI are coming off as winners from their Eliminator battle against LSG, they will be aiming to maintain their momentum, and the last win will surely act as a booster. Hence, we feel they might take down the defending champions, and secure their spot in the finals.
Predicted Powerplay Score and Average First Inning Score
The average first-inning score at the Narendra Modi Stadium is 168. However, the score has risen to 187 in the current season of the Indian Premier League. Therefore, we can expect the first-inning score in the upcoming match to range close to 170-180, while the powerplay score can reach 45-50.
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