IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 GT vs MI: Mumbai will have to overcome these two Gujarat players to reach the final.
Two of the best teams of this season will face off in the second qualifier of IPL 2023, but it is difficult to predict who will face CSK in the final. The reason behind this is that there are good batsmen and bowlers in both the teams, as well as these teams also have excellent captains. Mumbai is being captained by Rohit Sharma who is the most successful captain of this league while on the other hand Hardik Pandya is leading Gujarat who made his team the champion in the very first season.
Shami and Shubman can become big trouble for Mumbai
There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma, on the basis of experience, can get an edge over Hardik Pandya, but there is also a possibility that Hardik Pandya can upset Rohit Sharma. In this season, two matches were played between Mumbai and Gujarat in which both the teams won one match each and now these two teams will face each other on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in a do or die match. But will be If seen at this time, the Mumbai team is looking in full rhythm, but two players from Gujarat, Shubman Gill and Mohd. Shami can be a big threat for this team who is looking in excellent form.
Shami has taken 26 wickets in 15 matches.
Mo. Shami has been bowling exceptionally well this season and has become the highest wicket-taker for his team as well as this season so far. Shami has taken 26 wickets in the 15 matches he has played for Gujarat so far and his season’s best performance has been 4 for 11. He has done the feat of taking four wickets in a match twice this season. Whether it is the powerplay for the team, or in the middle or in the death overs, Shami reins in the runs everywhere and also has the ability to take wickets. He is also the purple cap holder now.
Gill has scored more than 700 runs with two centuries
Shubman Gill could not score against CSK in the first qualifier but he will try hard to make a comeback in the second qualifier as it is now or never for him too. Gill is the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to score more than 700 runs in a season in the IPL and he can also win the Orange Cap by leaving behind Faf Duplessis this season.
Gill also scored two back to back hundreds in this season and only four batsmen have done such a feat in the IPL. If Gill is controlled by Mumbai and the path of this team will be easy. Gill has scored 722 runs in 15 matches for Gujarat with the help of 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries. His strike rate is 149.17 while the average is 55.53.