Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Head To Head Battle Preview:
GT vs MI Head to Head battle:
No one would have ever predicted that the points table will look like this. It is the newcomers who are at the top of the table. While 5-time champions, Mumbai Indians are at the bottom of the rung. The two teams placed at the extreme of the points table will clash against each other in game 51 of IPL 2022. Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai will play host to this match.
Current Form: Gujarat Titans:
If there is any team that can be termed as the form team of the tournament then that team is the Gujarat Titans. They are the only side so far who have just dropped two games. Gujarat started the tournament with a 3-match winning streak. They were termed a bunch of no-hopers at the start of the tournament. But one game after the other, they kept churning out one performance after the other.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad halted their run in the fourth match. But it was after this game that the champion side of Gujarat came to the fore. They went on to win game after game (5 overall). Gujarat won games from positions where they had no business winning. But such has been Gujarat’s self-belief that has brought them this far. They won eight out of their first nine games. Gujarat came second against Punjab. Their dominance is such that despite losing against Punjab, they are four points clear of the second-placed side. Gujarat sits pretty with 16 points in their kitty.
Current Form: Mumbai Indians:
The five-time champions, Mumbai Indians find themselves in an unfamiliar position. Never have they ever been at the bottom of the table before this season. But it has been such a strange season for MI. They lost 8 games on the trot. MI looked like had lost the art of winning. They lost games from winning positions. At times outplayed, at times out thought, it was a season where teams did to Mumbai what Mumbai had historically done to them.
With 8 losses in 8 games, MI’s season was as good as over. It was time for them to play freely. Mumbai stepped out on the field against RR in a changed manner. They put up an impressive bowling performance to restrict the Royals. MI despite stumbling in the chase went on to win the game. The win was more relief for the side who had got habituated to dominating. Mumbai will be looking to extend this habit as they have broken free.
It will be a clash between two teams who are perched across the extreme ends of the points table. Gujarat Titans are just one win away from staking a claim in the playoffs. Mumbai on the other hand will just be eager to get on the park and win a few more.