All five remaining matches for Mumbai Indians must be won if they are to have any chance of making it to the playoffs. Mahela Jayawardene, on the other hand, isn’t as focused on the future. It is quite evident that the five-time champions haven’t discovered a formula or even a fixed pattern despite winning the last game where both the batting and bowling came excellent. Gujarat Titans pose the first challenge to their aspirations of qualifying for the playoffs.
As their five-match winning streak came to an end, the Mumbai Indians head coach admitted that Hardik Pandya’s side has displayed the mentality that his own team has lacked this season. At least three or four games have been won despite being outplayed by individual brilliance, with Miller, Tewatia, or Rashid scoring the game-winning goal. This is what the time of year calls for. The fire that we usually have hasn’t been there.
An open admission from a team that has underperformed and is looking to regain its mojo, but there will be no momentum to carry over from the win four days ago at DY Patil Stadium. They are fortunate, though, in that Gujarat’s momentum, if not its spark, has suffered a little setback as a result of this.
Afternoon of May 6, 2022 (IST)
In Mumbai, India: Brabourne Stadium, Brabourne Stadium
Expect temperatures to remain in the 30s throughout the match, which will take place in Mumbai, one of the country’s cooler locations despite recent heatwaves. Even though the humidity will be reduced, it will still be a testable 60%.
It’s the first time they’ve faced each other in a game.
Keeping an eye on the Situation
Indians of Mumbai
Ishan Kishan is one of the few hitters to successfully overcome Rashid Khan’s tactics and matchups. The leggie has never been able to dismiss the southpaw in the IPL despite facing only 51 balls and scoring 64 runs. Is there a case to be made for Kishan to be returned to the middle of the lineup?
Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis/Tim David, Kieron Pollard, H. Shokeen, Daniel Sams, J. Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, and Riley Meredith are the probable XI, with Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan (wk) rounding out the team.
the Gujarat Titans:
If Rohit Sharma can make it through the middle overs, there might be some exciting clashes. In contrast to the opener, Rashid Khan had a handle on Lockie Ferguson, dismissing him twice in 24 balls.
Shubhman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan/Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, and Mohammed Shami are the most likely candidates to make the squad.
Since hiWhat’s that?s debut in the IPL, Rashid has claimed 71 wickets in the middle overs (7-15), but he has only taken three this year. The final overs of the IPL 2022 are where he has taken six of his nine wickets. In the middle overs, GT has the worst spin numbers this IPL.
Only Sanju Samson has scored more runs in the IPL since 2019 than Suryakumar Yadav, who bats at number three.
They said this:
A bright point for us so far this season has been the performance of the new lads who have come in and put their hands up. Excited, but a lot of work ahead. Mahela Jayawardene, head coach of the Mumbai Indians,
At some point in the competition, “we had to know how to establish targets.” We’ve done that successfully in this tournament. This is all a part of the learning process, but the point is to push ourselves to new limits. Regardless of whether we were winning or losing, we were always talking about how we could improve and how we might come back stronger in the future. – Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans captain, following the loss to PBKS.