There are only two matches left in the Indian Premier League (IPL), one of which will take place today (May 26) between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the second qualifier. GT lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 15 runs in the first qualifier while five-time champions Mumbai beat Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in the Eliminator. The match between GT and MI will be played at Ahmedabad. The final match will also be played in this stadium. Let’s take a look at the pitch and the stats of the venue at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the match between GT and MI.
Pitch Report – GT vs MI
The pitch being used for this match is the least used strip. With the temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius in Ahmedabad, the groundsmen have kept the pitch covered for a few days to prevent the pitch from breaking abnormally. In such a situation, with this new type of pitch, it is expected to be a run-fest here. The average first innings score at this venue this season has been 187. Also, more than 200 scores have been chased once on this pitch.
Will the toss become Boss?
In such knockout matches, the performance of the teams matters and the toss will not matter that much today. Both the teams have done exceptionally well while chasing this year. Both GT and MI have won six out of nine matches while chasing. There is also very little chance of dew in this stadium. In such a situation, both the captains would be thinking about the plans of the team more than the toss.
Statistics of Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
Basic IPL 2023 Stats
- Total Matches: 7
- Matches won batting first: 4
- Matches won bowling first: 3
Average IPL 2023 Stats
- Average 1st innings score: 187
- Average score in 2nd innings: 167
Score statistics for IPL 2023 matches
- Highest Total Recorded – 227/2 (20 overs) by GT vs LSG
- Highest Score Chased – 207/7 (20 overs) by KKR vs GT
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