Match Preview – Titans vs Mumbai, Indian Premier League 2023, Qualifier 2

The big picture: defending champions vs serial winners

Perhaps for the first time in the young history of the franchise, Gujarat Titans will be feeling the pressure in a knockout match. Fresh blow by one Defeat in Qualifier 1This is the first time that they are playing IPL game to survive. The Best Team Having not really played like that against Chennai Super Kings since the league stage, it suddenly seemed like they were not completely sure of their best XI. Making mistakes in the playoff stages usually proves costly.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are peaking at the right time. He gave his most complete performance in the eliminator The side look to advance to the group stage with four wins from their last five matches. From a batting point of view, everyone has unlocked their most dangerous version, and among the bowlers, Piyush Chawla And Jason Behrendorff making enough efforts to Akash Madhwal To shine on death,
Mumbai defeated Titans Last time Both the sides met in IPL 2023, and based on the recent results and the recent atmosphere, Mumbai looks to have the edge. Their bowling unit has been quite active of late, but that was not the case at the beginning of the tournament. The Titans, on the other hand, have performed well with the ball, including the top two wicket-takers of the season. How Madhwal and Co. match Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan could decide the outcome of this game.
However, the Titans’ batting, at least at the moment, lacks clarity in their bowling. They need to find out if Dasun Shanaka is offering enough. And do even more to ensure that Vijay Shankar bats at the time when he can make the most impact. Most of all, they must find a way to hardik pandya – Batsman – To make the best use of his skills. If that’s the clarity, the Titans will feel that the Qualifier defeat was just a blip on the journey to their IPL title defence. It won’t be easy against a team that only knows how to win tough games.

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Team News: Concern for Titans’ fast bowlers?

Titans played Darshan Nalkande in place of Yash Dayal against Super Kings, but Nalkande was struggling after his bowling spell. If Nalkande is unfit, Dayal may return. The Titans could also bring in Josh Little as his replacement, but Shanaka will be ruled out. Compared to the uncapped Indians, Little has the edge due to his experience and better bowling numbers, especially in the knockout games.

Mumbai have no injury worries with the return of Tilak Verma to the team against Lucknow Super Giants.

Impact player strategy: What will Mumbai do?

Mumbai could use an extra batsman – like with Nehal Wadhera in the eliminator – and sacrifice an extra bowling option to boost their first innings total if they bat first. Otherwise, the default route is to use Suryakumar Yadav as an impact sub for an Indian bowler.

Mumbai Indians (Probable XII): 1 Ishan Kishan (wk), 2 Rohit Sharma (captain), 3 Cameron Green, 4 Suryakumar Yadav5 Tilak Verma, 6 Tim David, 7 Hrithik Shaukeen/Nehal Wadhera8 Chris Jordan, 9 Piyush Chawla, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Akash Madhwal, 12 Kumar Karthikeya

Titans are likely to go with Vijay as an impact player to chase the target or bring in a fast bowler if they are defending.

gujarat titans (Probable XII): 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Hardik Pandya (captain), 4 Vijay Shankar5 David Miller, 6 Sai Sudarshan/Abhinav Manohar, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Noor Ahmed, 10 Josh Little/Yash Dayal11 Mohit Sharma, 12 Mohammed Shami.

Stats that matter: Beware Rohit vs Rashid

The mercury has reached 43 degrees in Ahmedabad. The curator has covered the pitch to ensure that it does not break abnormally. The pitch is one of the least utilized tracks for the game – there are nine surfaces in the center – and it is being brought in to provide a run fest.

It is watered adequately to ensure that some amount of moisture helps hold it down. The curators are expecting good pace and bounce like every season. Dew is not expected to be a major factor, helped by the chemicals they use to prevent its formation.

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