Mumbai Indians (MI) will face the challenge of defending champions Gujarat Titans in the 57th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The last time these two teams met earlier this season, the Titans had won comfortably by 55 runs.
MI are currently in the third position in the points table with 12 points from 11 matches. They jumped five places from 8th to 3rd after their resounding win over RCB in their previous encounter. On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans are sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 8 wins from 11 matches and 16 points to their name.
MI chased down a mammoth target of 200 runs in just 16.3 overs in their last game against RCB courtesy of a stunning knock from Suryakumar Yadav who scored 83 off just 35 deliveries. GT, meanwhile, continued their winning run with a 56-run win over Lucknow Super Giants.
They had posted a total of 227 runs for the loss of two wickets in their 20 overs on the back of brilliant knocks from Wriddhiman Saha (81) and Shubman Gill (94*). GT’s bowlers then restricted LSG to just 171 runs in their 20 overs with veteran Mohit Sharma returning with the figures of 4/29 in his four overs.
It remains to be seen if Mumbai Indians avenge their defeat in the previous clash against Gujarat Titans.
MI vs GT head-to-head IPL record
Below is the head-to-head record between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans in the IPL.
MI vs GT all IPL match results
|2023||Gujarat Titans won by 55 runs||Ahmedabad|
|2022||Mumbai Indians won by 5 runs||Mumbai|
GT and MI have faced each other only on two occasions in the history of IPL. Both teams have won a match each. The Rohit Sharma-led side won the first-ever clash between the two teams while GT won the previous clash between the two teams.
The two sides clashed on April 25 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Shubman Gill scored a half-century while David Miller and Abhinav Manohar smashed 46 and 42 runs respectively. On the back of their knocks, GT posted 207 runs for the loss of six wickets in their 20 overs.
In response, MI were never in the chase mustering only 152 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs. Only Nehal Wadhera and Cameron Green looked to be in some form scoring 40 and 33 runs respectively. But MI never looked like chasing down the total. Noor Ahmad picked up three wickets while Rashid Khan scalped two wickets along with Mohit Sharma.
MI vs GT all-time IPL Stats | Top performers
Here is the list of top performers in both departments, when MI and GT clashed on 2 occasions since 2022.
|Shubman Gill (GT)||108|
|David Miller (GT)||65|
|Wriddhiman Saha (GT)||59|
|Ishan Kishan (MI)||58|
|Rohit Sharma (MI)||45|
Shubman Gill is at the top of the list of most run-getters in the encounters between MI and GT. He has scored 108 runs in two matches with two fifties to his name. In the match played earlier this season, the GT opener scored 56 runs off 34 deliveries.
Another GT batter, David Miller is in second place with 65 runs in two matches. 46 out of those 65 runs came in the match played this season. He will be keen on continuing the good run with the bat.
Shubman Gill’s opening partner, Wriddhiman Saha is in the third position with 59 runs while Ishan Kishan of MI has also scored as many runs in two matches in MI vs GT matches. Rohit Sharma has scored 45 runs and stands in fifth place with 43 of those coming in the last season.
|Rashid Khan (GT)||4|
|Noor Ahmad (GT)||3|
|Piyush Chawla (MI)||2|
|Mohit Sharma (GT)||2|
|Murugan Ashwin (MI)||2|
Wrist spinners have dominated in both the matches played between MI and GT. Afghanistan sensations Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad are in the top two positions picking up four and three wickets respectively. Noor played only one match earlier this season and picked up three wickets while Rashid scalped two wickets each in the two matches he played.
Piyush Chawla, Mohit Sharma and Murugan Ashwin, all three bowlers have played only one match in MI vs GT encounters and picked up two wickets each. Chawla and Mohit Sharma played in the game played earlier this season for Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans respectively. On the other hand, Murugan Ashwin was part of the MI set-up last year when he returned with the figures of 2/29 in his four overs.