MI presently occupy the third spot in the standings, having won six of 11 games so far. The Mumbai-based team will surely back itself to win as it will increase its likelihood of making it to the playoffs. The five-time IPL winners upset Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by brilliantly chasing down the target of 200 runs in just 16.3 overs with six wickets in hand. Furthermore, the iconic Wankhede Stadium has been a blessing for batters as its short boundary encourages high-scoring encounters. With Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in top form, another exciting game for spectators is on the cards. With stadium dimensions favouring the batters, MI fans would also like Rohit Sharma to get back in form.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans are sitting comfortably on the top of the points table, having won eight of their 11 matches. If GT win the high-octane game, they will be the first team to seal a position in the playoffs. The defending champions showcased their batting acumen in their last match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), scoring 227 runs for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs owing to an outstanding 142-run partnership between Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha. Additionally, given that the game is being played in Mumbai, GT supporters will undoubtedly anticipate fireworks from the former MI player, Hardik Pandya. Spinners Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad will have to step up once again in this big game which is being played on a batting paradise.
These two teams have met each other twice, with both teams winning one time each. In their last outing, which took place earlier this season, GT won by 55 runs.