IND T20 League 2023, Match 57: MUM vs GUJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2023

Match 57: MUM vs GUJ



It's time for 5-time IND T20 League winners MUM up against the defending league champions Hardik Pandya-led GUJ in the 57th League match. This match is scheduled to take place from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 07:30 PM on May 12, Friday. Both sides will be heading for this clash after winning their last league matches. MUM stands 4th in the points table with 6 wins out of 11 matches, on the other side, GUJ is ruling on the top of the league standing with 8 wins out of 11 matches.

Mumbai comprehensively defeated the BLR in the last game and improved their standing on the points table while chasing the huge target of 200 runs. GUJ has been the best side this season, and Hardik's side come here after a big win against Lucknow.  A win for GUJ will almost seal their chances for playoffs whereas, if MUM wins this match Rohit Sharma-led side also comes closer to the playoffs race.

MUM has been on and off with their form, and apart from the veteran spinner Piyush Chawla, no other bowler has been consistent for the side. The table toppers GUJ has one of the strongest batting line-ups in the tournament with the likes of Saha, Gill, Miller & others. MUM must win this match against Gujarat to keep hopes alive for the playoffs.

Both MUM and GUJ also played a match against each other in the tournament earlier which GUJ won by 55 runs. Batting first in that match, Hardik Pandya-led GUJ scored a gigantic total of 207-6 at their home ground Narendra Modi Stadium. Gill (56), Miller (46), and Manohar (42) guided GUJ to reach a powerful total.

In head-to-head encounters in IND T20 League, both sides have only played two games so far-one in the last season and one game this season. While GUJ won the match this season, MUM encounter the last season.


Match Details

Match: MUM vs GUJ, 57th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Pitch and Weather Report

This venue is a batter’s paradise with a flat surface and shorter boundaries aiding the batters and is considered a batting paradise. Spinners willing to take risks and pitch the ball up have done well on this surface. It is an extremely difficult wicket for the fast bowlers as there is little for them here.

The skies over Wankhede Stadium will be clear; we expect this to be a high-scoring game between the top-gun sides. The wicket is flat, and there isn't much for the bowlers, and batters can free their arms without fear on this surface. The side that bats first in the game would have a target of around 185-190 runs, but seeing the ongoing run chase in the league, we say 200+ would be a good score for bowlers to defend on this track.

The maximum temperature will remain at 34°C, with a low of 28°C with 71% humidity and a wind speed of 12 Km/hr for the 57th Match, the IND T20 League on May 12 b/w MUM and. GUJ. The weather in Wankhede Stadium is likely to be smoky on the match day.


MUM vs GUJ Squads

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

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


MUM vs GUJ Probable Playing XIs

MUM: Ishan Kishan(WK), Cameron Green, Rohit Sharma(C), Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs(WK), Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan

GUJ: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Rashid Khan, David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma

Match Prediction

5-time IND T20 League winners MUM come here with a win, but a weak bowling attack has handicapped Rohit Sharma's side. MUM is up against a strong batting line-up, and their bowlers must shine for them to win. GUJ ticked all boxes in the tournament so far. The top order is scoring runs, and two of their key bowlers are in good form. While MUM plays in its backyard, we still say GUJ is to win this match.


Top Fantasy Picks

Suryakumar Yadav: Over the years, SKY has proved to be one of their key players. This year has been no different. Despite starting the season badly, Yadav has managed to score 367 runs in 11 innings. He scored a match-winning 83 off 35 balls in the last game against BLR in a 200-run chase. 

Piyush Chawla: The veteran has unarguably been MUM’s best bowler this season. With 17 wickets in 11 matches, Chawla is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in this edition. But, he went costly in the last match against BLR.

Shubman Gill: Gill has been in outstanding form, scoring runs for Gujarat with ease in the ongoing IND T20 League. Gill will be eager to carry forward his excellent form into the upcoming match. He scored an unbeaten 94 off 51 in the previous encounter.

Mohammad Shami: GUJ's veteran bowler is itching to get his hands on the new ball and make life difficult for the MUM. Shami will be looking to continue his dominant bowling display in the tournament. He conceded 37 runs in the last match and took 1 wicket.


Risky Captaincy Choice

MUM skipper Rohit Sharma is our pick for this fixture's risky captaincy choice. The 36-year-old opener has struggled with his timing in the competition and has mustered only 191 runs in 11 innings at a poor average of 17.4. This is not the first time that Sharma has encountered a cold streak. Hitman has fought and ended his dismal run in the past and we expect him to do so once again.


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