The IPL 2022 season is nearing the end of its league matches, and every victory will be crucial for the playoffs in the qualification race. However, despite their disparate fortunes this season, the two teams competing in this match have less significance in the race. Gujarat Titans were one of the new teams this season, and they have completely dominated the league phase, currently sitting atop the points table. They are almost certain of a play-off berth, whereas Mumbai Indians are effectively out of the qualification race after losing their first eight matches in a row. They’ll try to end the season on a high note by sabotaging the other team’s chances.
The 51st match between Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians will take place on May 6th, 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians, 51st Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 6, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Team Previews
The Gujarat Titans’ batting line-up appears to be strong, with Wriddhiman Saha and Sai Sudarshan both contributing fifties in the last two matches. With 307 runs, Hardik Pandya has been their leading run scorer, while Shubman Gill has struggled to find form in the last 4-5 matches. David Miller (287 runs) and Rahul Tewatia (190 runs) have performed admirably in the lower order, assisting them in the final overs alongside the dashing Rashid Khan.
With 15 wickets so far this season, Mohammed Shami has been the power play enforcer. Lockie Ferguson (11 wickets) and Alzarri Joseph (5 wickets) provide good support in the pace department, but they are leaking runs at a rate of more than 8.5 RPO. Rashid Khan has been their lone spinner in the squad and has been very effective in limiting run rate in the middle overs.
Gujarat Titans Squad
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
Predicted XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Tilak Varma (307 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (290 runs) have led Mumbai’s batting so far this season. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Kieron Pollard are all struggling and have been due for a big score for quite some time. Tim David and Daniel Sams are both promising bats in the lower order.
Their bowling attack appears to be slightly better, with the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Daniel Sams, and Riley Meredith in charge. Kumar Karthikeya and Hrithik Roskeen, both teenagers, are in charge of spin bowling. Kieran Pollard and Tim David can contribute with very overs if the team requires their assistance with the ball.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi, Suryakumar Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan, Dewald Brevis
Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
The chasing teams have a 6-4 win-loss record at this venue, with the chasing teams winning the last three matches. If either team wins the toss, we expect them to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Brabourne pitch is known to help bowlers with early movement with the new ball, and batters can benefit if they can settle down on this track. On this pitch, we anticipate average scores of 160-180 runs.
The weather in Mumbai is expected to be pleasant, ideal for playing the game. And dew may appear in the final stages of the game, making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball effectively.
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction
MI’s batting and bowling departments are struggling, and they have yet to find the right balance and depth in their starting XI. However, a win in the previous game has given them a lot of confidence, and they will be looking to continue their form in this match as well. GT has been outstanding this season, with 7 different players receiving MoM awards in their 8 victories. They have a strong lower order batting unit capable of pulling off miracles and a quality bowling unit. Their top-order has been slightly inconsistent, and this is their only source of concern thus far. Because of their current form, we expect Gujarat Titans to win this match.
Gujarat Titans is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.87.
- GT has 16 points from ten games, and their five-match winning streak came to an end with their loss to PBKS.
- MI has only two points from nine games, and their eight-match losing streak came to an end against RR.
- GT won both of their games at Brabourne, while MI has lost both of their games so far.