IND T20 League 2023, Match 35: GUJ vs MUM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

GUJ vs MUM, 35th Match



The 4th-placed Gujarat will square off against the 7th-placed Mumbai in the 35th Match of the IND T20 League. Hardik Pandya-led GUJ has won 4 out of 6 matches and on the other side, Rohit Sharma-led MUM has won 3 out of 6 matches. This match is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 25th April at 07:30 PM IST from Narendra Modi Stadium Ground A, Motera, Ahmedabad.

The defending champions will be heading for this match with a win in the last match, whereas the 5-time league champions MUM will be heading for this match after losing the match against Punjab.

Gujarat will play against Mumbai in Ahmedabad where the hosts have lost their last two matches. However, GUJ did exceptionally well in their last game to defend a low total of 135 runs against Lucknow. Gujarat will come to Ahmedabad with confidence and some bowling momentum. The likes of Shami and Mohit Sharma will be the key bowlers along with skipper Hardik himself for this match.

The blue army their star player SKY back in form, he almost got his team across the line in the last game at the Wankhede in the last match against PUN. If it wasn’t for his dismissal in the 18th Over, MUM had a solid chance of winning. However, Skipper Rohit Sharma will be struggling with the bowling decisions once again. English gun bowler Jofra Archer is his best hope with the new ball and at the death while the in-form Piyush Chawla will be expected to deliver breakthroughs in the middle overs.

GUJ pulled off a heist in the last game against KL-Rahul-led LUC where they defended 30 off the last 30 balls. The opposition was cruising to victory with 8 wickets in hand and then Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami delivered something special in the last 3 overs to turn the game on its head.

Previously, skipper Hardik Pandya played a fine knock on a tricky surface in Lucknow scoring an all-important 66 of 50 balls at number 3. The all-rounder managed to hit 4 sixes on a pitch where everyone else struggled to even get singles. It was a good effort from the batters chasing a big total against a quality bowling attack of Punja. The left-handed fast bowler Arshdeep Singh bowling two overs at the death was always going to be a tough challenge to navigate for Mumbai. The left-arm pacer’s execution is brilliant and to hit him for 14 or more in an over is never easy.

Mumbai will face a similar challenge when they come to Ahmedabad. Mohammed Shami will make things difficult for Mumbai Indians at the top and the death. Rohit Sharma will also be hoping to win the toss and bowl first given his team’s lack of consistency with the ball in this match.


Match Details

Match: GUJ vs MUM, 35th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium Ground A, Motera, Ahmedabad


Pitch and Weather Report 

This stadium formerly known as Motera will be the venue for this Gujarat and Mumbai in the 35th match. The average 1st innings score in the domestic T20s at this venue is 164 runs. The winning score for the team batting first will be something over 185-190 runs.

All three matches played at Narendra Modi Stadium in IND T20 League 2023 were won by teams chasing. The maximum temperature will remain at 39°C, with a low of 26°C with 21% humidity and an 11 Km/hr wind speed for the 35th Match, the IND T20 League on April 25 b/w GUJ and  MUM. During the match day, the weather in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad will be clear. No rain is predicted in this evening encounter, but it will be balmy.


GUJ vs MUM Squads

GUJ: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Mavi, Jayant Yadav, Abhinav Manohar, Srikar Bharat, Yash Dayal, Matthew Wade, Pradeep Sangwan, Dasun Shanaka, Odean Smith, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Noor Ahmad

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Kumar Kartikeya, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Jofra Archer, Akash Madhwal, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal


GUJ vs MUM Probable Playing XIs

GUJ: Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff.


Match Prediction

Gujarat will be coming here on the back of a brilliant win against Lucknow. The bowlers will be confident and the batters will be keen on making the most of the home conditions. The visitors to Mumbai have a big task on their hands. Their bowling troubles are far from over despite bringing in Jofra Archer. It is advantageous for GUJ considering the current form and strengths and weaknesses of both squads. Gujarat will start as favourites in our match prediction.


Top Fantasy Picks

Rohit Sharma: The Mumbai skipper is growing in confidence with each game. In the last game, Sharma smashed 44 off 27 balls that included 4 fours and 3 sixes in his blistering inning against PUN in a run chase of 215.

Ishan Kishan: The wicketkeeper batter has looked threatening at the top of the order. He will enjoy playing through the line at this Wankhede track. Expect the southpaw to continue his pyrotechnics. Meanwhile, he just scored 1 run in the last match.

Shubman Gill - The Indian right-handed opening hitter is in good form in the 2023 Indian T20 League. He has scored two half-centuries till now and can give you maximum points for your fantasy team. But he got out on a duck in the last game against Lucknow.

Mohammed Shami: Against RAJ, the right-arm pace bowler bowled a maiden and claimed three wickets. He has taken 10 wickets in the league and is now listed in the top 5 highest wicket-takers. Shami can bowl economically in death overs, too, making him more valuable for your fantasy team. In the last match, he gave 18 runs in 3 overs.


Risky Captaincy Choice

Rashid Khan - The Afghan leg-spinner has a high chance of getting more wickets on this surface as this is a spin-friendly wicket. He has high confidence after dismissing Riyan Parag and Devdutt Padikkal in the last game. Rashid bats lower in the order, and if he gets an early chance, he might also give you more points with the bat.


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