Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 51, GT vs MI
GT vs MI Match Preview.

Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 51, GT vs MI. Gujarat Titans will play against Mumbai Indians on 6th May 2022 at 7:30 pm at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India in the 51st IPL 2022 match. Gujarat Titans came in as one of the new teams this season and have completely dominated the league phase and are currently at the top of the points table.

They are almost assured of the play-off berth while Mumbai Indians are out of the qualification race practically after losing their first 8 matches on a trot. They will look to finish the season on a high and play spoilsport in the other team’s chances.

Gujarat Titans Skipper Hardik Pandya
Gujarat Titans Skipper Hardik Pandya (Photo: IPL)

Gujarat Titans’ batting line-up looks strong with keeper Wriddhiman Saha and Sai Sudarshan contributing with the fifties in the last 2 matches, respectively. Skipper Hardik Pandya has been their leading run-scorer with 307 runs while opener Shubman Gill is struggling to find form in the last 4-5 matches. David Miller (287 runs) and Rahul Tewatia (190 runs) have played brilliantly in the lower order helping them in the final overs alongside dashing Rashid Khan.

Pacer Mohammed Shami has been the power play enforcer with 15 wickets this season so far. Overseas pacers Lockie Ferguson (11 wickets) and Alzarri Joseph (5 wickets) are providing good support in the pace department but are leaking runs at over 8.5 RPO. Rashid Khan has been their lone spinner in the squad and is very effective in controlling the run rate in the middle overs.

Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma for MI. Photo- MI
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma for MI. Photo- MI

Mumbai batting has been led by the duo of middle-order batters Tilak Varma (307 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (290 runs) this season so far. Skipper Rohit Sharma, keeper Ishan Kishan, and all-rounder Kieron Pollard are struggling big time and are due for a big score for a long time. Overseas all-rounders Tim David and Daniel Sams are showing good promise with the bat in the lower order.

Their bowling attack looks slightly better with the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Daniel Sams, and Riley Meredith taking care of the pace department. Youngsters Kumar Karthikeya and Hrithik Roskeen take care of the spin bowling department. Kieron Pollard and Tim David can chip in too if the team needs their services with the ball.

Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 51, GT vs MI

Gujarat Titans have 16 points from 10 matches and their 5-match winning streak ended after their loss against PBKS. Mumbai Indians have just 2 points from 9 matches and their 8-match losing hiatus came to end against RR. GT won the 2 matches they played at Brabourne while MI lost both their encounters so far.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada (Credits: Twitter)

A choke by the bowlers, led by Punjab Kings pacer Kagiso Rabada’s four-for (4/33) and returns of 4-0-17-0 from Sandeep Sharma, restricted table-toppers Gujarat Titans to a below-par 143 and revived Punjab Kings’ campaign for the playoffs race. Shikhar Dhawan(62*), Bhanuka Rajapaksa(40), and Liam Livingstone(30*) made short work of the chase, which they sealed with as many as four overs to spare, and lifted Kings from eighth to fifth on the table.

Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma (Photo: IPL)

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians (MI) won their first game of the season in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after registering a victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 5 wickets on Saturday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav (51) and Tilak Varma (35) led the charge with the bat and rescued MI out of trouble as they successfully chased down the target of 159.

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