The 35th match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians, is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the strength of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 7:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences, and each side has proficient players. This match holds great importance for the playoff chances of both teams, and they are equally determined to emerge victorious. Experts predict a challenging and intense encounter between these two exceptional teams.
- Match: Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians, 35th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Tuesday
- Date: 25th April 2023
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
GT vs MI Head-to-Head
GT and MI have an unequal record against each other, having played 1 match in total. MI has won the match.
GT vs MI Last Meeting
On May 6th, 2022, the Mumbai Indians defeated the Gujarat Titans by five runs in their second consecutive win in the TATA Indian Premier League 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The Mumbai Indians successfully defended their score of 177-6, thanks to an exceptional final over from Daniel Sams, who only allowed three runs, securing the victory. The Gujarat Titans had a good start, with openers Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha having a fifty partnership within the powerplay.
Saha did most of the scoring, hitting five fours and two sixes, while Gill contributed with a four and a six. However, MI finally got a breakthrough when Gill was caught in the outfield off Murugan Ashwin's bowling. Ashwin took his second wicket when Saha departed in a similar fashion. MI scored 177-6 after being put in to bat, thanks to Tim David's late hitting. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for the Gujarat Titans, taking two wickets.
Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing 11
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Gujarat Titans:
1. Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
2. Hardik Pandya (C)
3. Shubman Gill
4. David Miller
5. Abhinav Manohar
6. Sai Sudarshan
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Md. Shami
10. Mohit Sharma
11. Alzarri Joseph
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Mumbai Indians:
1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Tilak Varma
6. Cameron Green
7. Jofra Archer
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Hrithik Shokeen
11. Jason Behrendorff
Gujarat Titans Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of GT:
Mumbai Indians Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of MI:
IPL 2023 Match 35 GT vs MI Fantasy Team
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Wriddhiman Saha
3. Suryakumar Yadav (c)
4. Shubman Gill
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Cameron Green
7. Rashid Khan (vc)
8. Jofra Archer
9. Piyush Chawla
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Alzarri Joseph
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav is a top Indian limited-overs batsman known for his consistent performances. In the current IPL season, he scored 123 runs in six matches, with a highest score of 57, averaging 20.50 and striking at 168.49. In his IPL career, he played 129 matches, scoring 2767 runs in 114 innings with a highest score of 82, 17 half-centuries, and hitting 387 boundaries with 296 fours and 91 sixes. He has scored 30+ runs 23 times and 20+ runs 16 times. According to Frolic 11 experts, he is the perfect match for captain.
Vice Captain:The best leg-spinner in white-ball cricket, Rashid Khan, was picked up by the Gujarat Titans for INR 15 crore in the 2022 IPL Mega Auction. He helped Sunrisers Hyderabad reach the 2018 IPL finals, taking 21 wickets in the tournament. In the current season, he has claimed 12 wickets in six matches, with a bowling average of 16.58 and an economy rate of 8.29. In his IPL career, he has taken 121 wickets in 96 innings and scored 324 runs in 45 innings. Experts at Frolic 11 believe Rashid Khan is the perfect match for Vice Captain.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 35
1. Rohit Sharma: He has participated in 230 IPL matches and managed to accumulate 5981 runs in 224 innings. His best performance in the IPL saw him score 109 runs in a single game. Rohit Sharma has also hit one century and 41 half-centuries in the IPL, along with scoring 30+ runs on 43 occasions. In total, he has scored his runs at a strike rate of 130.1 and has an average of 26.00 in the 4596 IPL balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Rohit Sharma has hit a total of 775 boundaries, including 528 fours and 247 sixes.
2. Wriddhiman Saha: In his IPL career, Wriddhiman Saha participated in 147 matches and scored a total of 2564 runs in 125 innings. His highest individual score in the IPL is 115. Saha has recorded one century in the IPL and has also scored 11 half-centuries, with 17 instances of 30+ runs and 22 instances of 20+ runs. With an average of 17.44 and a strike rate of 128.3 in 1997 IPL balls faced, Saha has made 329 boundaries, including 250 fours and 79 sixes in the IPL.
3. Suryakumar Yadav: Throughout his IPL career, he has played 129 matches and scored 2767 runs in 114 innings, with his highest score being 82. He has not scored a century, but has 17 half-centuries and has scored 30+ runs 23 times in the IPL. Suryakumar Yadav has a strike rate of 137.9 with an average of 21.44 in 2006 IPL balls, and has made a total of 387 boundaries with 296 fours and 91 sixes in the IPL.
4. Shubman Gill: In the IPL, he has played 79 matches and batted in 76 innings, scoring 2128 runs with a highest score of 96. While he hasn't yet scored a century, he has hit 16 half-centuries and achieved 30+ runs 16 times. His strike rate is 126.6, with an average of 26.93 in 1680 IPL balls. Throughout his IPL career, he has hit a total of 265 boundaries, with 213 fours and 52 sixes.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 35
5. Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya has played 111 IPL matches, scoring 2069 runs in 104 innings with 9 half-centuries, 16 times scoring 30+ runs, and 16 times scoring 20+ runs. He has taken 51 wickets in 73 innings, with a strike rate of 21.84 and an average of 31.37. Pandya has hit 266 boundaries with 151 fours and 115 sixes, and has a strike rate of 146.3 in 1414 balls faced.
6. Cameron Green: Cameron Green has played 6 IPL matches, scoring 166 runs in 6 innings with a highest score of 67. He has 2 half-centuries but hasn't scored 30+ or 20+ runs in any innings. Green has a strike rate of 155.1 and an average of 27.66 in 107 IPL balls faced, hitting 21 boundaries. He has also taken 5 wickets in the IPL with a strike rate of 21.60 and an average of 34.00 in 6 innings.
7. Rashid Khan: In 97 IPL matches, Rashid Khan has scored 324 runs in 45 innings with a highest score of 40. He has hit 44 boundaries, including 21 fours and 23 sixes. As a bowler, he has taken 122 wickets in 97 innings, with a strike rate of 18.97 and an average of 20.66. He has taken 2 wickets 16 times and 3 wickets 14 times in his IPL career.
8. Jofra Archer: In 37 IPL matches, Jofra Archer has scored 196 runs in 24 innings, with a highest score of 27 runs. He has achieved 20+ runs four times, with a strike rate of 155.5 and an average of 5.29 in 126 balls faced. Archer hit a total of 25 boundaries in the IPL, including 11 fours and 14 sixes. As a bowler, he took 47 wickets in 37 innings, with a strike rate of 18.57 and an average of 22.46, delivering 873 balls (including 2 maiden overs). Archer took 2 wickets 8 times and 3 wickets 6 times.
Top Picks – Bowlers for IPL 2023 Match 35
9. Piyush Chawla: In 167 IPL innings, he took 163 wickets with a strike rate of 20.6 and average of 26.85, bowling 3358 balls with 2 maidens. He has 27 instances of 2-wicket hauls and 13 instances of 3-wicket hauls. In 6 games this IPL, he has 9 wickets with 3/22 being his best. He has a bowling average of 17.56 and an economy rate of 6.87, and ranks 11th in the IPL 2023's Purple Cap race.
10. Mohammed Shami: Considered among India's top seam bowlers, Shami is a versatile bowler adept at opening the innings and bowling at the death. With 109 wickets in 98 IPL innings, his strike rate is 19.77 and average is 28.04. In the ongoing IPL season, he has taken 10 wickets in 6 matches with best figures of 3/25, averaging 18.50 with an economy rate of 8.04. He has taken 2 wickets 19 times and 3 wickets 10 times in his IPL career and is currently ranked 8th in the Purple Cap race.
11. Alzarri Joseph: Alzarri Joseph, the 25-year-old fast bowler, was bought by the Gujarat Titans for INR 2.40 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He has 20 wickets in 17 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 17.30 and an average of 25.95. In the current season, he has taken seven wickets in five matches, with a best of 2/27, and his bowling average is 24.00 and economy rate is 8.84.
GT vs MI Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Gujarat Titans have participated in six matches; in those six matches they won four of them and lost two. They currently hold the fourth position in the points table with eight points and with the net run rate of +0.212. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians also have played six matches, out of which they have won three of them and lost three. With six points, they occupy the seventh position in the points table with a net run rate of -0.254. So, we can say that GT can win this game because they are in a better position than MI. But as we see head-on-head stats between GT and MI, we can say that both the teams have the possibilities to win this match but GT got the upper hand this time.
Best Batter of the Match
Shubman Gill: In his six matches of IPL 2023, Shubman Gill has accumulated 228 runs in 6 innings, with a highest score of 67, two half-centuries, and a strike rate of 138.18. He hit 30 boundaries, including 25 fours and 5 sixes. In his entire IPL career, he played 80 matches, scoring 2128 runs in 77 innings, with a highest score of 96. Gill recorded 16 half-centuries and 16 times 30+ runs, with a strike rate of 126.5 and an average of 26.60 in 1682 balls faced. He hit a total of 265 boundaries, consisting of 213 fours and 52 sixes.
Best Bowler of the Match
Rashid Khan: He has been very successful in the IPL 2023 as well. In the current season, he has played in six matches, where he has taken 12 wickets with his best score being 3/31. Rashid's bowling average this season is 16.58, and his economy rate is 8.29. He is currently in 4th place in the race for the Purple Cap in IPL 2023. And throughout his IPL career, he has taken 122 wickets in 97 innings, with a strike rate of 18.97 and an average of 20.66. He has bowled a total of 2315 balls, including 4 Maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets on 16 occasions and 3 wickets on 14 occasions.
Match 35: GT vs MI Pitch and Weather Report
According to the Narendra Modi stadium’s pitch report in Ahmedabad, the venue is renowned for having a pitch that benefits fast bowlers due to its increased bounce. Bowlers who are capable of striking the pitch hard are expected to achieve greater success and capture more wickets. Batsmen who have had an opportunity to study the pitch can feel assured while playing their shots. Typically, the field's pitch is dry and hard, and as time goes by, it deteriorates. The pitch has black soil, making it dry and easy to bat on and advantageous whoever batting first. Fast bowlers may receive some assistance, but in general, it is a fair pitch for both bowlers and batsmen.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): High chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): Less Chances of Turn on Pitch
- Middle Over: Good pace and bounce pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Less Advantage for spinner and more advantage to batsman
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
While this cricket pitch typically favours the batsmen, the bowlers can also take benefits from it. During evening matches, the ball may display early movements of seam, swing and bounce. Furthermore, the pitch is well-known for being favourable to fast bowlers, particularly towards the latter stages of the game.
The weather forecast for April 25th, 2023 in Ahmedabad indicates that the temperature may reach 40 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a wind speed of 5 kilometres per hour and 20% humidity. Due to the hot weather, the pitch at the Narendra Modi stadium is firm and even, which usually benefits the batsmen, allowing them to score runs with ease.
However, there is a chance of the ball experiencing some seam, swing and bounce movements during the early stages of the game. Therefore, both the batsmen and fast bowlers can take advantage of the pitch and weather conditions. Nonetheless, the outcome of the match might be influenced by the weather conditions and pitch quality.
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Gujarat Titans have participated in six matches; in those six matches they won four of them and lost two. They currently hold the fourth position in the points table with eight points. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians also have played six matches, out of which they have won three of them and lost three. With six points, they occupy the seventh position in the points table. The outcome of the match is hard to predict, our cricket experts anticipate that Gujarat Titans have the advantage and are likely to emerge as the winners against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023.