MI Vs GT match today in IPL Qualifier-2: Defending champion Gujarat has lost twice to Mumbai; Learn Possible Playing-11

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Qualifier-2 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans on Thursday in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The match will start at 7:30 pm at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The winning team will play the final on May 28 against Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while the journey of the losing team will end here.

Both teams will be face to face for the first time in the playoffs. In the next story, the performance of the teams in the tournament, top players, head-to-head record, pitch report, weather condition, possible playing-11 and impact players will be known…

Mumbai has won 13 playoff matches
After the Mumbai Indians League stage, the points table remained at number-4. The team had 16 points from 14 matches with 8 wins and 6 losses. The Rohit Sharma-led team made it to Qualifier-2 by defeating Lucknow Supergiants by 81 runs in the Eliminator. The team has reached the playoffs for the 10th time, the team has played 19 matches so far in the top-4 phase of the tournament. He had to face victory in 13 and defeat in just 6.

The 4 foreign players of the team against Gujarat can be Cameron Green, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David and Chris Jordan. Apart from these, looking at the batting pitch, specialist spinner Kumar Kartikeya may get a chance in place of all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen.

Home ground advantage for Gujarat
Defending champions Gujarat Titans finished on top of the league stage. The team had 20 points from 10 wins and 4 losses in 14 matches, but in Qualifier-1 the team had to face defeat against Chennai Super Kings. That’s why the team got a second chance to qualify for the finals. Gujarat can get the advantage of home ground conditions. Here the team has played 8 matches so far, out of which 5 have won.

GT’s 4 overseas players against Mumbai can be Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, David Miller, Dasun Shanaka and Alzarri Joseph. The team can replace Darshan Nalkande with Shivam Mavi or Abhinav Manohar, while Joseph can be given a chance in place of Shanaka.

Mumbai won 2 out of 3 qualifiers-2
Mumbai Indians are going to play Qualifier-2 for the fourth time in their 10th playoff. Due to this, the first team made it to Qualifier-2 thrice. The team got 2 wins and only one loss. This defeat was also against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. From 2012 the team played 2 qualifiers-2 and won both. In 2013 the team defeated Rajasthan Royals and in 2017 Kolkata Knight Riders.

On the other hand, Gujarat will play Qualifier-2 for the first time after joining IPL last year. Last season the team lifted the trophy by winning the Qualifier-1 and the final.

Mumbai beat Gujarat twice
The two teams will be facing each other for the first time in the playoffs, but in the league stage of the tournament, the two teams have met 3 times so far, with Mumbai winning 2 and Gujarat winning once. This season there were 2 matches in both, one each won by both the teams, but the match played in Ahmedabad was won by Gujarat.

pitch report
Ahmedabad’s pitch is high scoring, winning the toss here the teams would like to bowl first. Pacers get more wickets here than spinners.

weather condition
Friday’s weather will be warm, there will be no rain. There is a possibility of dew after 9 o’clock in the night, in which case the chasing team can have ease in batting.

Possible playing 11 of both the teams…

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Karthikeya and Akash Madhwal.
Impact Players: Kumar Karthikeya, Arshad Khan, Vishnu Vinod, Tristan Stubbs and Riley Meredith.

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Dasun Shanaka/Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal and Noor Ahmed.
Impact Players: Darshan Nalkande, Sai Sudarshan, Shivam Mavi, Alzarri Joseph and Sai Kishore.

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