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Gujarat Titans opt to field against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023 clash

In a highly anticipated IPL 2023 encounter, the Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to field against the Mumbai Indians at a red soil pitch. The square boundaries measure 61m and 67m, while the straight boundary stretches to 72m. The pitch bears resemblance to the previous match against RCB, with a hint of moisture on the surface. This suggests the possibility of swing, particularly in the initial overs, and a potential for spin if the captain dares to employ it during the powerplay.

Renowned cricket analysts Sanjay Manjrekar and Aaron Finch described the pitch in their report, highlighting its beauty and the unpredictability it brings. According to them, no score is considered safe at this venue, making it an ideal choice for the team winning the toss to bowl first and chase down the target later on.

Expressing his thoughts, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stated that his team would have made the same decision to field first. He emphasized the importance of performing well in both batting and bowling and acknowledged the recent progress his team has made. Despite challenges in terms of injury management, the players have remained focused on the game at hand and have strived not to let external factors affect their performance. Sharma also mentioned that the team would be playing with the same squad as in the previous game.

On the other side, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya revealed that his team would also prefer to bowl first. Considering the influence of dew, he believed that chasing would be ideal on this wicket. Pandya stressed the significance of learning from past losses, rectifying mistakes, and avoiding repetition. He expressed gratitude for the team’s relatively favorable injury situation and confirmed that the same playing XI from the previous match would be fielded.

The confirmed lineups for both teams are as follows:

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (w), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Noor Ahmad

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan (w), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Vishnu Vinod, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya

GT Subs: Gill, Sudharsan, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore

MI Subs: Akash Madhwal, Ramandeep Singh, Dewald Brevis, Sandeep Warrier, Hrithik Shokeen

Both teams are geared up for an exciting clash, and cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the thrilling showdown between these two talented sides.