Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Players Battles Preview:
GT vs MI Key Players Battles, It has been an absolute team performance from Gujarat that has brought them to the top of the table. They are a team who are larger than the sum of their parts. Mumbai on the other hand has found its feet after five weeks into the tournament. They were out of the tournament even before they registered their first win. It will be an interesting clash between players from both sides who have different takeaways from the match.
We Look At The GT vs MI Key Players Battles In This Match:
#1 Hardik Pandya vs Jasprit Bumrah
The Gujarat Titans skipper has led from the front. He is one of the leading batters in the competition. Hardik Pandya walks into bat at number 3. He shoulders a large part of batting responsibility for the side. Pandya to his credit has done exceedingly well. He will be up against Jasprit Bumrah, MI’s biggest trump card still.
There will be no doubt that Rohit Sharma will hold back Bumrah for Pandya. It is quite certain that Pandya will look to play out Bumrah rather than lose his wicket to the ace pacer. The winner of this contest would have decisively swung the game in their team’s favor.
#2 David Miller vs Daniel Sams
The southpaw, David Miller, has been solid for Gujarat Titans. He singlehandedly won the game for them against CSK. Miller has played a couple of sparkling cameos. He often always sets the base for the finishers and the lower middle-order to express themselves. Miller will be up against the likes of Daniel Sams in the game against MI. Sams is slowly coming into his own with MI. He will surely test Miller with his variations. If Miller gets going then Gujarat will surely be in a pole position.
#3 Suryakumar Yadav vs Rashid Khan
Mumbai finally played Suryakumar Yadav at number 3. It is a position where Yadav has excelled largely for the franchise. He gets to adapt to the game early. Surya can build the innings batting at number 3. He is someone who can don the role of both an anchor and an aggressor. Yadav is quite good against spin.
He can score all around the park. Against Gujarat, he will be up against one of the best in the business. Rashid Khan who is yet to deliver his best as a bowler this season will have a trick of cards for Yadav. The wily mystery spinner’s battle with Surya will have a huge impact on the game’s eventual outcome.
#4 Tilak Varma vs Lockie Ferguson
The uncapped U-19 player is the first Mumbai batsman to score 300 runs this season. He has been one of the shining lights for MI this tumultuous season. Varma has shown supreme skill against both spin and pace. There is no visible chink in his armor for now. Varma takes on the bowling right from the word go.
In the game against Gujarat Titans, Varma will come up against one of the fastest bowlers in the league. Lockie Ferguson’s hard lengths will test the young batter. If Varma manages to come on top in this contest, MI will be laughing all the way to the bank.