Gujarat Titans will lock horns with the Mumbai Indians in match 51 at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium on Friday.
The Titans have registered 8 wins and just 2 defeats from their 10 games so far this season.
They are currently placed at the top position on the table with 16 points.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have played 9 games so far in their worst season ever.
They have won only a single game and are placed at the bottom of the table.
Performance in the previous match:
The Titans suffered a convincing 8-wicket defeat in their previous game against Punjab Kings.
Gujarat managed to post only 143-8 on the board that was comfortably chased by their opposition with 4 overs left.
Sai Sudharsan scored an unbeaten 65 runs knock for GT in that game.
Mumbai Indians finally managed to register their first victory of the season as they defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in their previous match.
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma scored 51 and 35 runs respectively for MI in that game.
Teams: MI vs GT
Venue: Brabourne Cricket Stadium
Date: 6th May, Friday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 170
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 1
MI won: 0
GT won: 1
The pitch at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium helps both the batters and bowlers.
There will be some bounce and movement early on and the dew will also play a big part as the match progresses.
Both teams will prefer to bowl first here because defending the targets will be difficult on this pitch.
MI Probable Playing 11
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith
GT Probable Playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Star bowler of the match
Mohammed Shami has been outstanding with the new ball for his side this season and has claimed 15 wickets in just 10 games so far this season.
The right-arm pacer is providing breakthroughs with the new ball and is expected to continue his form in this game.
Star batsman of the match
Hardik Pandya is in great batting form and he is showing his batting power this season.
He has scored 309 runs from just 9 games so far this season and he is expected to score a good knock against Mumbai Indians.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Ishan Kishan is having a very poor run in this tournament but he is looking good behind the stumps.
He is expected to regain his form and he will be the best wicketkeeper of the match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Rashid Khan has been magnificent with both bat and ball.
He is winning games for his side with his power-hitting in the final overs and his bowling needs no introduction.
He will be the best all-rounder in today’s game.
Who will win?
Mumbai Indians have won their first game of the season and their confidence will be very high.
Meanwhile, the number 1 ranked side of the tournament will feature in this game with a defeat in their previous match that has might impact their morale little bit.
Both teams have a strong lineup and it will be a great contest between these two sides.
Although Mumbai Indians won their last game but the team combination of Gujarat Titans is looking better than MI.
Hence, our prediction for match 51 is that Gujrat Titans will beat Mumbai Indians.