Defending champions, Gujarat Titans and former champions, Mumbai Indians will take on each other on May 26. Talking about the defending champions, they faced a rare in the tournament, i.e. in the Qualifier One against Chennai Super Kings. Notably, this was CSK’s first win against their arch-nemesis. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians beat their arch-nemesis in the Eliminator on May 24.
Meanwhile, this year, GT and MI played each other twice, with both teams winning one game each. However, the defending champions have an edge as they won twice against the five-time winners since last year. The winner of the upcoming game will progress to the final against CSK. The Titans will be favorites given they will play at their home in Ahmedabad.
Probable Playing XI and Impact Subs
Gujarat Titans – Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Impact Sub – Sai Sudarshan, Noor Ahmed, Shivam Mavi, Vijay Shankar, R Sai Kishore
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Akash Madhwal, Piyush Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Chris Jordan
Impact Sub – Dewald Brewis, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera
Talking about the wicket, it has helped the Pacers, especially during night games. However, given the true bounce on this surface, bowlers mustn’t take things for granted. Both teams will enjoy this surface with batters from both teams loving pace on the ball. It will be an interesting battle