Pre Match Analysis
The match looks to be a dead rubber but the fans will be waiting for Hardik Pandya vs Rohit Sharma on the field. Mumbai Indians are already out of the competition and on the other hand, Gujarat Titans are just one win away to seal their playoff spot. Gujarat Titans lost their last match against Punjab Kings but are still at the top of the points table. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians recorded their first win of the season against Rajasthan Royals and will be looking to get another win.
Gujarat Titans have formed a dependable team and thus they will be looking to continue with it. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha look in fine touch and their key player, Hardik Pandya has been doing wonders for them in this year’s IPL. Currently, he is the second leading run-scorer in the tournament and hence has played some crucial knocks for the team. Apart from him, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Abhinav Manohar have performed well for the team and Rashid Khan to has done well for them in the batting department. The bowlers of the team are also doing well as Mohammed Shami has picked up 10 wickets in 7 games. Besides him, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph and Yash Dayal have taken up key wickets for the team in the middle overs.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are having a disappointing season this time. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan haven’t done well at the top. In the middle order, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma are the only two who have been playing well for the team and have bailed them out from tough situations this season. Besides this, Kieron Pollard and Tim David are also not in good touch which has made things even worse for the team. In the bowling department, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith and Jasprit Bumrah are doing well for the team and hence are picking wickets for them. Even Hrithik Shokeen has bowled well and his economical overs are an advantage for the team in these tough times.