3/24 Gill vs Hardik, IPL Match Prediction For The GT vs MI


For IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI, all eyes will be on Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill when the former teammates in the 2024 IPL match 5 GT vs MI contest will go down on Sunday. Read to the bottom to see our interesting prediction for the thrilling IPL showdown hosted by the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujrat’s Ahmedabad.

IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI Match 5, Gill vs Hardik 2024

Team Environment of IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI

Everyone was looking forward to Hardik Pandya’s reunion with India captain Rohit Sharma and it went fine as expected. The new and former skipper both shared a smile as they met during MI’s first training session.

It will be quite interesting to see Pandya coming back to his old franchise in the role of a captain, replacing Sharma, a player who led them to five IPL titles.

Fans have been slating the MI management and Pandya ever since the franchise announced a few months ago that Pandya will replace Rohit Sharma as the captain.

And this did not settle well with most, hardcore MI fans. They tried to troll the newly-appointed leader and slandered the team management for replacing a captain who won them multiple championships.

Rohit himself has not spoken anything publicly, but it was apparent that other senior members like Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah were maybe displeased with the decision as well as the duo took to Instagram stories to show their disappointment in their subtle ways.

However, an awkward hug between Sharma and Pandya has seemingly shut down any talks of a rift within the team, at least for now.

On the other hand, Gujarat Indians will be playing under a new captain as well. Shubman Gill stepped into the captaincy role after Pandya left the team this year.

It will be interesting to see how GT turns up against the Pandya-led Mumbai Indians on a double-header match-day on Sunday.

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GT vs MI: Past Records

To make our IPL match prediction GT vs MI, we need to know about their records before.

Since Gujarat is a fairly new franchise in the IPL having launched in 2022, they haven’t had numerous interactions with most teams.

Against the Mumbai side, they have only played on four occasions with both sides winning two apiece.

Pitch Condition Prediction

The Narendra Modi Stadium offers near to nothing to fast bowlers. Seamers will have to work extremely hard and play with variations to produce extraordinary figures.

The pitch is usually a little slower as compared to other grounds in India. So spinners can feast on the wicket if they stick to the right channels.

It has been observed in ODIs that have been played at the Narendra Modi Stadium that the spinners slow down the pace of play and make it difficult for batsmen to carry attacking momentum from the powerplay to middle and late overs.

GT vs MI: Who Will Deliver On The Day?

When two star-studded teams meet in an IPL game, immense action is expected. But there are a few stars among these players who are likely to make an impact and change the game in their side’s favor. Here they are:

Suryakumar Yadav

Sky is a run machine when it comes to delivering the goods for MI in the middle order.

He’s extremely hard to get a hold of in usual conditions, so getting a leash on him on a track that doesn’t offer a lot to pacers will be a tough job for Gujrat.

As for him, the batter will need to make sure he stays till the end to set up a decent total on the board.

IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI Match 5, Gill vs Hardik 2024

His strike rate has never been an issue in any game, but who knows how much more lethal he can be if he can prolong his stay at the wicket till the last over.

The 33-year-old made his IPL debut in 2012. Fast forward to the verge of the 2024 IPL, he has got 3,249 runs in 139 games.

In his 11-year-long IPL tenure, Sky had his best season in the last year’s edition where he went on to score 605 runs in just 15 games. He averaged just above 43 at an unbelievable strike rate of 181.

He also scored his only IPL century (103*) in the 2023 IPL.

Shubman Gill

If you are a cricket fan, it is nothing new to see Gill outplaying the opposition like a one-man army at this venue. The Ahmedabad ground is somewhere Gill finds it just too easy to score runs.

His treatment of pacers is almost laughable as he pays them no respect when it’s his day at the Narendra Modi Stadium. If you don’t believe us, just ask New Zealand when they last toured India to play a 50-over game.

However, this time Gill will have the added responsibility of captaincy which makes the entire scenario quite thrilling. It will be a real test of nerves for the GT captain to lead from the front in a role he has never gotten before.

Rashid Khan

On a slow track that offers turns, a mystery spinner like Rashid Khan can single-handedly wreak havoc on Mumbai.

IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI Match 5, Gill vs Hardik 2024

The GT man has just recovered from a gruesome injury, coming off a series win with Afghanistan.

He is in high spirits and eager to make an impact in front of the home crowd. It will only be wise of the Mumbai batters to see off his overs if he is seen troubling them in his first over.

IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI

Mumbai Indians seem a step ahead in every department. They have the services of a prolific all-rounder like Pandya, a game-changer like Sky, and death-over specialist Jasprit Bumrah.

While GT flaunts star players like Gill, David Miller, Rashid, and Kane Williamson, they just don’t quite have as many match-winners in their squad as MI.

It seems like any player in MI’s playing XI may go out to clinch the contest from the jaws of defeat. Hence, for our IPL Match Prediction GT vs MI, the Mumbai Indians seem like clear winners on paper.