Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians (MI) will square off in the 57th game of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. On May 12, the game will take place at the venerable Wankhede Stadium.
Right now, both teams are vying for a playoff spot. Besides, there are quite a few intriguing player battles on offer.
Here we present the same key player’s battles:
1. Rohit Sharma vs Mohammed Shami
Rohit Sharma’s poor form has been the talk of the town. In IPL 2023, he has 191 runs at 17 points. He has scored in the single digits for the previous five games.
Mohammed Shami, who shares the season’s most wickets, will be pumped up for their upcoming match against Rohit. Notably, Shami has dismissed Rohit twice in the IPL. 111/76 is Rohit’s strike rate against Shami.
2. Mohammed Shami vs Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan, the other MI opener, will be up next, so it will be interesting to see how Shami bowls against him. Although Shami hasn’t defeated Ishan in the IPL, he has only allowed one six and five fours (42 from 42 balls).
3. Rashid Khan vs Suryakumar Yadav
One of GT’s biggest tasks would be to stop Suryakumar Yadav from firing. The MI batter has recently been in fantastic shape. His 35-ball 83 enabled MI to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by chasing down 200.
Rashid Khan, a leg-spinner, could therefore be released by GT in SKY’s presence. Despite being a seasoned wicket-taker, Rashid has yet to remove SKY from the IPL (50 off 37 balls).
4. Piyush Chawla vs Hardik Pandya
It will be a homecoming for GT skipper Hardik Pandya, who was once the mainstay all-rounder for MI. With 583 runs scored in 34 IPL games at Wankhede, he has a strike rate of 147.59.
MI leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, who owns 17 wickets this season, would want to uproot Hardik. In the Indian Premier League, Chawla has twice dismissed Hardik, and Hardik has scored 209 points against him.