IPL 2022 Match 51 GT vs MI: Preview, predicted XI, fantasy tips

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Published on: May 06, 2022

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The Gujarat Titans (GT) will take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in match number 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. This will be an evening game and will begin at 7:30 PM. Both Gujarat and Mumbai are on opposite ends of the points table. While GT are leading with eight wins from 10 matches, MI are in the 10th position, having registered a solitary win in nine games.

In their last match, Gujarat went down to the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by eight wickets. Batting first, they were restricted to 143 for 8. Shubman Gill experienced another failure while the likes of Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan all had a bad day with the bat. Sai Sudharsan though impressed with his unbeaten 65.

There was really nothing much the bowlers could do with a low score to defend. They have a strong bowling attack with the likes of Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami aided by Alzarri Joseph and Pradeep Sangwan.

GT predicted XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami

After eight straight losses, Mumbai finally ended their jinx and defeated the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by five wickets in their previous match. Their bowling set up the match as Riley Meredith and Hrithik Shokeen claimed two scalps each while Kumar Kartikeya made an impressive debut with figures of 1 for 19.

The batting remains a worry with openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma struggling to score. However, the middle-order lifted them to a fine win with Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma all contributing. MI would be desperate for some runs from Kieron Pollard.

MI predicted XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith

Top fantasy picks for GT vs MI clash: Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudharsan, Rahul Tewatia, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma

–Renin Wilben Albert

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