Today’s thriller of IPL 2023 season is Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans (MI vs GT). The host MI has fought hard to make a come back after its stumbling start in this T20 tournament. The team made a splendid entry to the top fours by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match at Wankhede Stadium only. So far, MI has played 11 matches, out of which it achieved success in 6 games. Currently, it stands 4th in the IPL standings with 12 points. In the upcoming game, MI will surely look to thrash the title defender, Gujarat Titans, so as to maintain its position in top fours.
The visitor GT, other side, looks stronger by winning 8 out of 11 matches it played till now. The team has maintained its top position long enough to clarify its winning intentions to its opponents. Currently, GT is the sure shot team for playoffs. The Hardik Pandya-led side will surely look for winning this game as well to maintain its dominance in the tournament.
MI vs GT : Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs GT : Pitch Report
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is highly supportive of batters with its hard and flat nature. The ground has shorter boundaries and a quick outfield which further assists batters to put a big score on the board.
So, the match is expected to be a high scoring one. Seamers are gonna be effective in the initial stage of the game.
Any score above 200 is a competitive one.
This ground at Wankhede has witnessed 106 IPL matches, out of which 49 have been won by the team batting first whereas 57 by the chasers.
MI vs GT : Head to Head
Both teams have encountered each other twice in IPL history in which both have won one game each.
MI vs GT : Team Playing XI Prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Cameron Green
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tim David
- Nehal Wadhera
- Chris Jordan
- Piyush Chawla
- Akash Madhwal
- Kumar Kartikeya
- Jason Behrendorff
Gujarat Titans (GT)
- Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
- Shubman Gill
- Hardik Pandya (c)
- Vijay Shankar
- David Miller
- Abhinav Manohar
- Rahul Tewatia
- Rashid Khan
- Mohit Sharma
- Noor Ahmad
- Mohammed Shami
MI vs GT : Best Performers’ Prediction
In his previous match, the ace MI batter left RCB’s bowling attack in ruins by smashing 83 of 35 balls. In Purple Cap standings, Yadav stands 8th with a total of 376 runs in 11 matches at an average of 34.18 and a magnificent strike rate of 186.14. The world’s no. 1 T20 batter has shown his class in the previous match. Currently, he looks promising in his performance for the upcoming match as well.
The right-arm fast bowler was sensational in his last game against Lucknow Super Giants with a spell of 4/29. So far, the veteran bowler has claimed 12 wickets in 8 matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.96 which makes him a crucial part of GT’s bowling attack. So, seems to be the best choice for the bowler of the day.
MI vs GT : Today’s Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians are most likely to win this game.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.