MI vs GT: When a team attends training camps prior to the IPL season, playing in the second qualifier is not the objective. However, it is preferable to the alternative. The season is over for seven teams, and one has advanced to the championship game. When they square off at the Narendra Modi Stadium in this city on Friday, the remaining two teams, MI vs GT will go head to head.
The Mumbai Indians crushed Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs to advance to the second qualifier, while the Titans are coming off a 15-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier. While the Titans have been reliable, winning 10 games in the league stage for the second straight season, Dhoni’s leadership skills cost them the first qualifier in Chepauk.
The decision to chase backfired as skipper Hardik Pandya, opener Shubman Gill, and middle-order batsman David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Vijay Shankar all failed in unison.
When wickets were hard to come by in the Powerplay overs, the bowling unit also appeared to be a bit lost. The spinners put up a fight in the middle overs, but they couldn’t keep CSK’s score below one they could beat.
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MI vs GT: Both the teams are ready!
The Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, have improved significantly since their campaign’s mediocre start. The opportunity for Chris Jordan and Akash Madhwal to succeed was made possible by the injury to Jofra Archer and the unavailability of top pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
The best bowling performance in an IPL knockout match was by Madhwal (5/5), who replicated Anil Kumble’s accomplishment from 2009. Both teams have defeated one another, with the Mumbai Indians defeating the Titans by 27 runs at Wankhede and the Titans winning by 55 runs here.
Shane Bond, the bowling coach for MI, claimed that the Titans gave them a bowling masterclass in the Powerplay during the match between the two sides. By preventing scoring opportunities and applying pressure, Shami and Pandya produced wickets. The comeback of MI has been largely due to Suryakumar Yadav’s performance. SKY had a rough start to the IPL, which resulted in mediocre performance from this team.
We are basically one match away from an epic IPL finale where CSK is waiting for it’s opponent. MI vs GT will be a match to watch. Will GT turn out to be a surprising underdog or will Mumbai win typically as it always does?
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