Both Gujarat and Mumbai have defeated each other once this season (PC: iplt20)
New Delhi. Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans will clash for a place in the final of IPL 2023. The second qualifier will be played between the two in Ahmedabad. Whichever team wins from Mumbai and Gujarat, it will play the final against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings on 28th May. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai are facing each other for the third time this season. The first meeting between the two took place on 25 April, where Gujarat won by 55 runs. After this, on May 12, Mumbai retaliated by 27 runs.
Now once again both are face to face in a big contest. If you look at both the previous matches, then the real match for Mumbai is only of 12 overs. If Rohit’s batsmen score runs in these 12 overs, then it will be difficult for Gujarat, otherwise these 12 overs can write the story of their defeat. The 12 overs that are important for Mumbai in Qualifier 2 are Mohammed Shami, Rashid 4-4 overs from Khan and Noor Ahmed. All these three bowlers can become a headache for Rohit’s fans.
Most wickets in the name of Shami
Fast bowler Shami took 26 wickets in 15 at an average of 17.38. He currently has the Purple Cap. Gujarat’s star bowler Rashid Khan is at number two in the Purple Cap. Rashid took 25 wickets at an average of 19. That is, both together have taken 51 wickets so far. Noor Ahmed took 14 wickets in 11 matches. How dangerous all three can prove to be for Mumbai. His idea is clearly being known from the numbers of his wickets, but along with the wickets, he also controls the runs. Shami has thrown the maximum 182 dot balls this season.
Ishan stay away from Rashid
Even though Mumbai had won the previous match against Gujarat, Mumbai lost 5 wickets in the last match, in which Rashid took 4 wickets of Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Nehal Wadhera and Tim David. On the other hand, in the first encounter, Gujarat won a big 55-run victory over Mumbai on the strength of its bowlers. In response to the target of 219 runs, the Gujarat bowlers stopped Mumbai for 152 runs in 20 overs. Ishan Kishan, Tilak Verma were hunted by Rashid, while Mumbai’s most expensive player Cameron Green, explosive batsman Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David were sent to the pavilion by Noor Ahmed. Both Green and Surya are in excellent form at the moment. In such a situation, they need to be more cautious.
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