Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2023 2nd Qualifier Preview: Five-time champions Mumbai will face defending champions Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier match of IPL.
GT vs MI IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 Match Preview: In the Eliminator match of IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL title five times, defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs and made a place in Qualifier 2. Now to reach the final, this team will have to win the Qualifier 2 match against Gujarat Titans. This time Mumbai will have a chance to reach the final for the first time by winning the Eliminator match, while the Gujarat team, captained by Hardik Pandya, can become a big obstacle in the way of Rohit Sharma, who is in amazing form this season.
Mumbai would like to reach the final for the first time by winning the Eliminator
Before the year 2023, the Mumbai team has played eliminator matches three times in this league. Out of these three matches, Mumbai lost twice while this team won the eliminator match once. Although this team was defeated by RCB in Qualifier 2 by winning the eliminator once and the team missed out on reaching the finals, but this time by winning the eliminator match, Rohit Sharma’s team will have a big chance to reach the finals. Would not like to repeat the previous mistake.
Mumbai’s performance in Eliminator matches
Year 2011- This year, the Mumbai team defeated KKR by 4 wickets in the Eliminator match and reached Qualifier 2. After this, this team faced RCB in Qualifier 2 and again lost by 43 runs and the team missed out on reaching the final.
Year 2012- This year Mumbai faced CSK in the Eliminator match and Mumbai lost by 38 runs in Bengaluru. After this defeat, Mumbai could not reach the final.
Year 2014- Mumbai had to play an eliminator match this year as well and faced it again with Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium. In this match, CSK defeated Mumbai by 7 wickets and this team’s dream of reaching the final was shattered.
Year 2023- Mumbai did not reach the final after playing the eliminator three times. At the same time, even after winning once in these three eliminators, the journey of this team ended in qualifier two. Now in this season of IPL, Mumbai has won the Eliminator and will face Gujarat in the second qualifier. In this situation, Mumbai will have a chance to reach the final after winning the Eliminator for the first time. By the way, the thing to be seen will be whether Mumbai will win and reach the finals or its journey will end in this season.
Gujarat’s performance at Narendra Modi Stadium is strong
Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is Gujarat’s home ground and Gujarat’s performance on this ground has been impressive so far under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. Gujarat played its first match on this ground in the year 2022 which was the final match of the season. In this match, Gujarat defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets to win the IPL title for the first time. After this, in IPL 2023, Gujarat has played 7 out of 14 league matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium. In these matches, Hardik Pandya has won 4 and lost 3. That is, overall Gujarat has played 8 matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium, winning 5 and losing 3.
Where will the qualifier 2 match be played?
The second qualifier match of IPL 2023 will be played between one-time champions Gujarat Titans and five-time champions Mumbai Indians at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. According to Indian time, this match will start at 7.30 pm and the toss will be done half an hour earlier i.e. at 7 pm.
Mumbai Indians team
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Verma, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Ramandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya , Sandeep Warrier, Tristan Stubbs, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Dwayne Johnson, Arshad Khan, Dewald Brewis, Raghav Goel.
Gujarat Titans Team
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Vijay Shankar, Srikar Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Ravishrinivasan Sai Kishore, Abhinav Manohar, Darshan Nalkande, Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph, Odion Smith, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Urvil Patel, Sai Sudarshan.