IPL 2023 - Qualifier 2 match preview: Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians

Key match-ups, analysis, form, team news, weather forecast, tickets, TV and streaming information, odds, predictions and more ahead of the latest encounter in the 2023 IPL


What's the match?

Gujarat Titans take on Mumbai Indians in the 2023 Indian Premier League Qualifier 2.

When is it taking place?

The match is scheduled to start at 7.30pm local time (3pm BST) on Friday, May 26.

Where is the match being played?

The match will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Who's got form?

Gujarat looked in imperious form throughout the regular season, finishing top of the IPL table with 10 wins from 14 matches.

In Qualifier 1, they faced second-place Chennai Super Kings, who were hot off a dominant 77-run victory against the Delhi Capitals in their last game, and while they limited their hosts to 172, they could only manage 157 in reply. CSK advanced to the grand final.

On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians seem to have come into form at just the right time following a colossal 81-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants in a knockout eliminator on Wednesday.

The in-form pairing of Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav put together an important 66-run partnership to help Mumbai to a defendable total of 182 for 8. Stunning bowling figures of 5 for 5 from Akash Madhwal sealed the victory.


Shubman Gill will be a key wicket for Mumbai Indians [R Satish Babu/Getty Images]

What's the team news?

Neither side has any fresh injury concerns.

What's the key matchup?

Mumbai Indians possess a strong lineup of big-hitting batters who will be met with a stern test when coming up against the proven Gujarat bowlers.

Mumbai's batting line-up has hit top form at just the right time with regular run contributions throughout their top order, and boundaries will likely come thick and fast with Mumbai's Cameron Green and Tim David intent on scoring quickly.

But Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan are known for their reliability, and all sit within the top 10 wicket-takers this season.

Gujarat will be looking to their influential India international, Shubman Gill, who has been prolific in the tournament so far and contributed his maiden IPL century against the Sunrisers in the last game of the regular season.

Gill has been the engine that powers the Gujarat team, contributing significantly more runs than his teammates throughout the season. Mumbai will look to remove him early and if successful could be decisive.

Head-to-head record

Matches played: 3

Gujarat Titans wins: 1

Mumbai Indians wins: 2

What's the weather forecast?

Conditions will be extremely hot, with temperatures of 37 degrees Celcius in the evening.


Cameron Green is coming into form at the right time [Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images]

What are the squads?

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson (injured, replaced by Dasun Shanaka), Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Josh Little, Mohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson (injured, replaced by Riley Meredith), Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal, Mohit Rathee

What are the possible starting XIs?

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Dasun Shanaka, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

What are the odds?

The bookmakers can't pick a favourite with both sides available at 10/11.


It's set to be an enthralling contest in Ahmedabad with the Gujarat Titans very much being the favourites on paper due to their dominant season so far.

Mumbai Indians, however, have come into form at the perfect time with consistent performances throughout the team.

They are coming into the match off the back of a commanding victory and may be inspired to go on and put in a game-winning performance.

Where can I watch the game?

In the UK, Sky Sports have exclusive rights to this year's tournament, with matches available on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket.

Fans in India can watch all the action on Star Sports.

Elsewhere in the world, viewers in Australia can watch the IPL on Fox Sports while in New Zealand, Sky Sport will provide coverage.

Willow TV and Flow Sports will broadcast the tournament in the United States and the Caribbean, respectively.

Fans in MENA can catch the action on beIN Sports while in South Africa, SuperSport have the rights.

If you are watching from the Middle East, you'll be able to view the game on Times Internet.

People from Bangladesh can watch the game on Gazi TV.



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