GT vs MI Match Preview

The Gujarat Titans have been one of the strongest sides in the previous two seasons of the IPL. Not having Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya will affect their wicket-taking ability but perhaps not their batting as much as you would expect. 

Shubhman Gill, David Miller, and Sai Sudharsan are all good options to explore. Among the bowlers, Rashid Khan is a no-brainer but maybe consider having his mirror-image, Norr Ahmad, in the lineup as well. Remember, we are not bothered about the result of the match while playing Dream11, we just want to pick quality players and GT has plenty of those. 

MI is maybe one of the strongest teams of IPL 2024 and will come all guns loaded. SKY is out of the picture but Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Tilak Varma will have a point to prove. Add Tim David as the designated finisher and you have batting firepower to spare. 

Jasprit Bumrah leads the seam bowling and a spate of injuries to their overseas picks has left them scrambling a bit but we think that is unlikely to make too much impact to MI overall. The lack of a quality spinner makes Mohammad Nabi as an excellent all-round option to explore also. 

Weather Report

The weather forecast is excellent on match day. There is no rain expected and we should've a clear day with temperatures ranging from 24-30 degrees celsius. 

Pitch Report

The average score at Ahmedabad in IPL 2023 was 195. That shows that the conditions are tailor-made for batting with a fast outfield, hard pitch, and very little movement for the bowlers. A six is hit every 13.6 balls at this venue while a four is hit every 8.6 balls. 

That suggests we saw close to 17 sixes in every match during the IPL 2023 on average. Keep this in mind while looking for the Over/Under betting markets.

Notable stats

Shubman Gill: Giant at Home

Shubman Gill averages 79.5 while scoring at a strike rate of 164.59 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This is over the course of ten IPL matches and so the stats are significant enough to be taken seriously.

Team News

SKY has been ruled out of the match due to injury. There is no set date for his return. 

GT vs MI Probable 11

GT Playing 11

  • Shubman Gill (C)
  • Wriddhiman Saha (Wk)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • David Miller
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Rashid Khan
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Kartik Tyagi
  • Umesh Yadav

MI Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Tilak Varma
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Tim David
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Jasprit Bumrah
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think this will be a close contest between two of the best teams in IPL 2024. GT is playing at home where it has had an immense amount of success but losing two of its most important players is not going to be easy to overcome. This is why we are backing MI to start with a win, something it has never done in the history of the IPL. 

Top Picks

Tilak Varma: A brilliant batter who has performed very well for MI over the last few seasons. Tilak Varma is likely to bat at number three and could have a big impact in this match. He is brilliant against spin and pace, both. 

Rashid Khan: Is there a better T20 player around the world than Rashid Khan? We don't think so. He warmed up with a match-winning performance against Ireland and will not be keen to get into the thick of things. 

Jasprit Bumrah: We don't see Bumrah in action in the IPL often enough but when we do, his brilliance is easy to spot. Always in the wickets, he could be the bowler of the match among both teams. 

GT vs MI Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: I Kishan

Batters: R Sharma, D Miller, S Gill (C), T David, T Varma (VC), S Sudharsan

All-rounders: M Nabi

Bowlers: J Bumrah, Rashid-Khan, S Johnson

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