Match prediction: GT to win
Toss prediction: GT to win the toss and bowl first
Mumbai Indians will face the table-toppers and defending champions Gujarat Titans on Friday (May 12) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. GT have so far won eight out of 10 matches while the five-time champions Mumbai Indians are at the third place with six wins from 11 matches.
Date & Time: May 12, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI vs GT match preview
Mumbai Indians have been on a roll in the second half of the season. They have so far won six out of 11 matches and are in third place in the points table. They became the first team in the last game to chase down three scores of 200 or more in a single IPL season. Chasing down 200 against RCB, MI were boasted by Suryakumar Yadav’s exceptional knock. He smashed 83 runs off just 35 deliveries helping MI win the game in just 16.3 overs only.
MI Possible 11: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Gujarat Titans are looking a team to beat yet again this season. They are truly playing like defending champions having registered 8 wins already. A win in this encounter will confirm their playoff qualification as well. They are also coming off a solid win over LSG in their previous encounter. GT smashed 227 runs in their 20 overs thanks to brilliant knocks from Shubman Gill (94*) and Wriddhiman Saha (81). In response, LSG could only reach 171 runs as GT won by a massive margin of 56 runs.
GT Possible 11: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is featherbed for the batters and expect yet another flat deck.
As far as the weather is concerned, it will be very much warm right through the day with the temperature in the mid-30s. There is no chance of rain whatsoever during the match.
PBKS vs MI Dream11 prediction
Wicket keepers: Ishan Kishan, Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, David Miller, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Cameron Green, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan
Recommended captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Recommended vice-captain: Shubman Gill
It is better to have more batters in the Dream11 team given the nature of the surface at the Wankhede Stadium. Ishan Kishan has regained his groove with the bat while Saha is coming off a 81-run knock in the previous game. Rohit Sharma is struggling having scored only 12 runs in last five matches but he is due a big knock and it will be risky to keep him out of the team.
Suryakumar Yadav is in sensational form while David Miller is a known finisher. The latter scored 46 runs off 22 balls as well the last time he faced MI bowling attack. Shubman Gill is in excellent form as well and has to be picked especially after his 94* against LSG.
In the all-rounder department, Cameron Green and Hardik Pandya deliver a few overs and also bat at three. Both players are potential captain and vice-captain candidates as well. With the ball, it is better to have all GT bowlers as MI’s bowling attack has been too thin this time around. Moreover, Shami is a purple cap holder at the moment while Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad shared five wickets in the previous face-off against MI.
Match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win
Both teams have won their last game and are coming into this crucial encounter with some confidence. In the face-off between the two teams earlier this season, the Gujarat Titans won pretty comfortably. However, given the way MI have been chasing this season, GT will be aware of what is coming in their way. But MI’s bowling attack has struggled right through and this is where they might be found wanting yet again. GT seems to be a complete team and are likely to take advantage of MI’s weakness.
Toss prediction: GT to win the toss and bowl first
It is better to chase at the Wankhede Stadium given the kind of scores that have been gunned down this season at the venue. It is predicted that the GT skipper Hardik Pandya will win the toss and opt to bowl first.
Man of the match prediction: Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is on a roll in IPL 2023 and he is coming off a brilliant 94-run knock against LSG in the last game. He thrives more on flat decks and will be keen on continuing his excellent run with the bat. Overall, Gill has so far amassed 469 runs in 11 matches at an average of almost 47 and a strike rate of 143.43. So it is predicted that GT opener Shubman Gill will win the Man of the Match in this game.
Gujarat Titans: 1.78
Mumbai Indians: 1.97
According to the betting odds shared, things are looking close but the Gujarat Titans are the favourite to win the match against Mumbai Indians. The head-to-head record between both teams is 1-1 with only two matches played between them so far. It will be an interesting game as GT will look to seal their playoff spot while MI will be keen on continuing their winning run.