Excitement is brewing as the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad prepares to host the much-anticipated match number 35 of IPL 2023. The stage is set for a captivating battle between the Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians.
In their previous match, the Gujarat Titans secured a hard-fought victory over the Lucknow Super Giants by a slender margin of 7 runs. Despite their struggles to find form, the Titans emerged victorious thanks to the heroics of Mohit Sharma. Sharma pulled off a comeback, defending 12 runs and leading his team to a remarkable triumph. Currently, They are ranked fourth in the points table, with four wins out of six matches played,
Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings' impressive bowling display, led by Arshdeep Singh, helped them clinch a thrilling 13-run victory over the Mumbai Indians. Despite a daunting target of 214, a formidable partnership between Green and Suryakumar Yadav threatened to snatch the game away from the Kings.
However, Arshdeep's crucial strike in the 18th over removed Yadav and swung the momentum back in favor of the Kings. With three wins out of six matches played, MI currently occupies the seventh spot in the points table.
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In a challenging match in Lucknow, Hardik Pandya displayed his mettle, delivering a crucial knock of 66 off just 50 balls. With such a stellar performance, expectations are high for Pandya as he takes on future challenges on a more favorable surface.
Gill, another player to watch out for, has yet to find his rhythm on the pitch. Meanwhile, Saha has been in excellent form at the top. On the bowling front, Rashid Khan's performances have been somewhat expensive in recent matches.
GT is expected to start with the seam team that defeated LSG earlier.
Predicted Lineup: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Mohit Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad
At the top of the order, Rohit Sharma is in stellar form, while Suryakumar has also discovered his rhythm in the middle order.
With the luxury of an excellent batting surface in Ahmedabad, the Mumbai Indians (MI) are well-positioned to put up a highly competitive total, especially with the addition of Green and David.
However, in the upcoming match, it is likely that Arjun Tendulkar will be rested, and MI management may opt to replace him with another player.
Depending on the match situation, Piyush Chawla could end up being an impact player.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Nehal Wadhera, Jason Behrendorff, Sandeep Warrier
As the highly-anticipated contest approaches, the Gujarat Titans are considered the favorites.
With a well-balanced and explosive roster, the GT has been on a remarkable run this season, instilling fear in their opponents.Their strong bowling attack, led by Shami and Sharma, is expected to pose a serious threat to the Mumbai Indians.
The GT bowlers have the ability to make things extremely difficult for the Mumbai Indians' batsman. In contrast, the Mumbai Indians have struggled with consistency in their bowling department.
Therefore, Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians, may be hoping to win the toss and opt to bowl first, hoping to limit the GT's run-scoring opportunities.