Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians are set to face each other one more time for the 2nd Qualifier match of the IPL 2023. The match is scheduled to take place at GT home ground Narendra Modi Stadium on 26th May.
GT was the table topper once again after they topped it in the 2022 season as well. They won 10 out of 14 league stage matches while MI jumped up from the 9th position and went on to win matches to climb up the table. MI defeated LSG in the Eliminator match at Chennai on 24th May.
Let’s take a look at the Pitch Report for the GT vs MI 2nd Qualifier IPL Match.
The last four matches have been defended successfully at this venue. Home team GT have won four out of seven matches here and they won the last two which will give them momentum. The win record by team batting first and second is almost equal on this ground.
This is a batting turf which will provide another high-scoring game. The par score is around 190 and team batting first has to score more than that to defend successfully.
The weather forecast predicts sunny and clear weather on the match day. The temperature will hover around 39°C at the start of the game and dips to around 34°C towards the night. Humidity levels will be around 50% and 18-22 km/h wind speed is expected.
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GT and MI have played one head to head match at this venue. The match took place on 25th April and home team GT won the match by 55 runs by posting a target of 208 runs. GT did some tight bowling with Rashid and Noor picking 5 wickets and bowled out MI at 152.
Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Motera Cricket Stadium, serves as the home ground of Gujarat Cricket Association and IPL franchise Gujarat Titans.
The stadium was built in 1983 but it was completely demolished in 2015 and was rebuilt at a cost of INR 800 crore and opened again in February 2020. The stadium is currently the largest cricket stadium in the world with the seating capacity of 132,000 spectators.
During the IPL 2022 final, the ground recorded the highest match attendance of 101.566 spectators and registered a name in the Guinness Book of World Records for the same. The stadium is serving as the full-time home ground of GT team.