In this match, Hardik Pandya will be seen playing against his old team. (IPL Photo)
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Preview: The playoffs are closed for Mumbai Indians but this team will now try to win to save credibility.
Thursday will be a very emotional day for Hardik Pandya as he will take on the team that made his career for the first time in the Indian Premier League on this day.IPL-2022 (IPL 2022) In the Brabourne Stadium, five-time winners Mumbai Indians will face the currently in-form Gujarat Titans. Hardik started his career Mumbai Indians (Mumbai Indians)And this season he is captaining Gujarat Titans. Gujarat had to face defeat against Punjab Kings in their last match. Mumbai is a weak team this season and in such a situation, Pandya will try his team Gujarat Titans. (Gujarat Titans) will have to be taken again on the winning path.
The inconsistency in the batting department, especially in the top-order, has been a problem for Gujarat throughout the tournament so far and the time has come for the new IPL team to rectify the lacuna as they head towards the end of the league. Despite their loss in the previous match, Gujarat Titans continue to lead the 10-team table with 16 points from 10 matches and a win on Friday will make them the first team to secure a place in the playoffs.
Shubman Gill has to make runs
Young Shubman Gill has failed to live up to the expectations at the top of the order while veteran Wriddhiman Saha, who replaced Matthew Wade, got off to a good start but could not keep it up. B Sai Sudarshan, who was still the weak link for the team, saved the team in the last match by scoring 65 runs in 50 balls, in which everyone was unsuccessful. Captain Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan also could not walk against Punjab. Rashid has done exceptionally well and has played a vital role in Gujarat’s success so far.
But this quartet is well aware of how important they are to the team. That’s why all four of them would like to make a comeback to the team with a great performance. Hardik has been the pillar of Gujarat’s batting, scoring 309 runs in the team but failing in two consecutive matches, he will be desperate to play big innings. Miller and six-hitting masters Tewatia and Rashid will also be eager to prove themselves after the failure.
Eyes on bowlers
With the presence of Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph and Rashid, Gujarat has the most dangerous attack in this year’s IPL. Shami has done exceptionally well with the new ball despite plundering runs in the previous match, while Ferguson’s ability to pick up extra pace will be a concern for any batting line-up. Rashid has also been very economical in bowling but has not been very successful in taking wickets which will be a matter of concern for the team.
Mumbai will fight for credibility
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are at the last position in the table and are already out of the tournament after eight consecutive losses. Which was his first win in the tournament. Suryakumar Yadav has been Mumbai’s star in the batting department, otherwise there has been a lack of cohesion in the batting unit. Rohit and Ishaan’s poor form in the tournament continues while Kieron Pollard has not been able to do justice to his finisher’s role in the season so far.
bowling is also lacking
In the bowling department, Mumbai’s team does not look close to its best. Jasprit Bumrah may have been economical but has not been able to pick up wickets which has been the most troublesome for the team. Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith have done well in between and Mumbai have no reliable bowler except Bumrah. But now Mumbai Indians will try to spoil the equations of other teams in the remaining matches.
The teams are as follows:
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudarshan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills , Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.
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