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GUJ vs MUM, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 51, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Gujarat vs Mumbai, (GUJ vs BLR, Match #51)

Date: May 6, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue:  Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Two teams that are at two extreme ends of the points table will face off against each other in match 51 of Indian T20 League 2022. Gujarat are currently right at the top of the points table and are likely one of the teams that will finish in the top two.  Mumbai, on the other hand, have won only a single game this season and are right at the bottom of the points table. Even if they win all their remaining games, they will not be able to make it to the playoffs.  

Despite being the table toppers, Gujarat haven’t really played the best of cricket. Their batsmen, especially those in the top order, have been largely inconsistent and that is something they will have to sort out ahead of the playoffs. Shubman Gill has not lived up to expectations while his opening partner Wriddhiman Saha has not been able to convert his starts. Gujarat come into this game after an eight-wicket loss to Punjab, in which their batting was thoroughly disappointing.  

Mumbai, on the other hand, come into this game after registering their first win of the season. They beat Rajasthan by five wickets after successfully chasing 159 on the back of a half century from Suryakumar Yadav. Earlier in the game, the Mumbai bowlers did a good job to restrict the opponents to a total of 158 in the first innings. 

Ahead of Indian T20 league match 51, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.

GUJ vs MUM, Match 51, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has a batting friendly surface but the bowlers have also enjoyed bowling here. The fast bowlers have better stats at this ground as compared to the slow bowlers. The pacers have picked up 63% wickets here, while the spinners who a wicket percentage of 37. The average first innings total at the venue has been 188, and 50 percent of the games have been won by sides chasing. With dew coming into the picture, winning the toss and bowling first is the ideal thing to do here.

The weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid. The temperature during the match will be around 30 degree Celsius.

GUJ vs MUM Injury News and Predicted XI

Gujarat Team news – Sai Sudharsan hurt his ankle while fielding in Gujarat’s last game and walked off the field. If he is not fit for this game, one among Abhinav Manohar or Vijay Shankar could be in the playing XI

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

Mumbai Team news –There is no injury concern in the Mumbai camp and they are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.

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

GUJ vs MUM Head to head record

This is the first meeting between the two teams in the Indian T20 League.

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GUJ vs MUM: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 51 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for GUJ vs MUM

Hardik Pandya – All-rounder, Gujarat

Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya is one among the reasons why the team has done well this season. Pandya is his side’s leading run-scorer but has had three successive poor outings before this game and will be looking to make amends for it.

Rashid Khan – Bowler, Gujarat

Rashid Khan the bowler has proved several times in the past that he can win matches with the bat too. He has scores of 40(21) and 31*(11) this season while also picking up nine wickets in 10 games at an economy of 6.92. Against Mumbai, the spinner has 10 wickets in as many outings at an economy of 5.73.

Tilak Verma – Batsman, Mumbai

Tilak Verma, playing his Indian T20 League season, has shown great promise and is Mumbai’s leading run-scorer with 307 runs in nine games at an average of 43.85 and a strike rate of 137.05. Verma has consistently scored runs for Mumbai and makes for a safe pick in your MPL team.

Suryakumar Yadav – Batsman, Mumbai

Suryakumar Yadav, despite missing the first couple of games due to injury, is Mumbai’s second-highest run-scorer with 290 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 147.20. He has been one of the team’s leading run-scorers across the last few years.

Ishan Kishan – Wicketkeeper batsman, Mumbai

The costliest buy of Indian T20 League 2022, Ishan Kishan has been one of Mumbai’s biggest disappointments this season. But when Mumbai played at the Brabourne stadium the last time, Kishan scored an unbeaten 81 off 48 and will be looking to do something similar in this game.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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