Qualifier 2 showdown: Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians
GT vs MI Qualifier 2: Get ready for an epic showdown as the Mumbai Indians take on the Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2021. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this exciting match-up, including team news, key players to watch, and predictions for the outcome.
Two consecutive titles have only been won by two teams in the TATA IPL’s history. One of those teams has already advanced to the championship game, but the other team will play us on Friday in TATA IPL 2023 Qualifier 2. Gujarat Titans will play Mumbai Indians in an effort to join that exclusive group, and the winner of that game will play the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
We experienced a minor setback in Chennai, but we are optimistic that things will improve when we return home. We have faced Mumbai Indians twice thus far in the competition, splitting the victories both times. When we played them at home, we won by 55 runs, but we lost by 27 runs on the road despite Rashid Khan’s brilliant all-around performance.
Our Titans have been in stellar form with the bat barring the last match, especially Shubman Gill, who is within touching distance of the Orange Cap for this edition. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shami have accounted for over 50 wickets between themselves, while Noor Ahmad and Mohit Sharma have been equally pivotal in the bowling attack, especially in the middle overs.
Peak into the opponent’s camp
Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow Super Giants with a decisive victory in Chennai to secure their spot in Qualifier 2. Their bowling in the slog overs has improved recently, while their batting has been strong recently. When we faced them on two times this year, there was good cricket on display, and one can anticipate a decent game of cricket.
Titan to watch out for
This season, Noor Ahmad has been one of our top bowlers, consistently coming back with key wickets in the middle overs. He returned with an efficient session of one for 29 in four overs on a spinner-friendly Chennai pitch, removing the power hitter Shivam Dube. He has taken 14 wickets in the TATA IPL 2023 so far, with an economy rate under eight. Hardik, the captain, will undoubtedly turn to him once more for a few tight overs in the middle phase.
Mohammad Shami needs four wickets to complete 50 wickets for Gujarat Titans.
Vijay Shankar has scored 122 runs in the death overs this season at a terrific strike-rate of 260.
Shubman Gill needs nine runs to surpass Faf du Plessis in the Orange Cap race.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 2
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad