IPL 2023: Qualifier 2, GT vs MI, Match Preview, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XI and all you need to know

By Daniel S

May 25, 2023

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have made it to the second qualifier of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2023 after defeating the Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator. Now, they will lock horns with the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier of the tournament to fight for a place in the final against the four-time champions Chennai Super Kings.

GT will be eyeing to take place in the final of the tournament for the second consecutive time as they won last year’s edition being the new entrants to the tournament. On the other hand, the multi-time champions Mumbai Indians will be looking ahead to the finals to win their record sixth title in the tournament.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the match preview of the second qualifier between GT and MI. It will include the pitch report, predicted playing XI, broadcast details, and all you need to know.

GT vs MI, 2nd Qualifier: Venue and Timings

Venue – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Date – 26th of May, Friday

Time – 7.30 PM (Indian Standard Time)

Pitch Report and Playing Conditions

The turf of the Narendra Modi Stadium is normally known as a batters’ pitch. Apart from this, the spin bowlers could be a game-changing factor for both teams. So, the toss-winning skipper could opt to bowl first.

GT vs MI, Predicted Playing XIs

GT:

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, and Mohammed Shami.

MI:

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, and Akash Madhwal.

GT vs MI, Broadcast Details

Live Telecast – Digital (Jio Cinema), Television – Star Sports Network

GT vs MI, Players to Watch Out For

Gujarat Titans – Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Mohit Sharma, and Mohammed Shami.

Mumbai Indians – Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Green, and Akash Madhwal.