Hardik Pandya: Felt like only Rashid Khan turned up from our team, batted and bowled incredibly well. We don’t have to try much, as a group overall we weren’t there in any department. Didn’t have clear plans, bowlers didn’t execute. I felt we gave 25 runs extra. We were far from winning this game but because of Rashid, we ensured there wasn’t a big dent to our NRR. People have spoken enough about SKY, one of the best batters in T20 cricket. Really tough to set fields for him. You saw what can happen if you don’t execute your plans. He kept putting pressure on our bowlers.
Rohit Sharma: Interesting game, we needed those two points. Batting first, to post score and defend like that, not what happened towards the end, was pleasing. Conditions got tough for the bowlers with a lot of dew coming in, so it was a great effort from them. Honestly, it’s just the confidence Surya has got. At the start of the tournament, we were debating if we need a left-right combination, Surya said no, ‘I want to go in’. That’s the kind of confidence he brings and it rubs off on the guys who are batting with him. There’s no looking back. Good thing is every game he’s wanting to start fresh. Which is nice for a cricketer to think like that. Sometimes you can sit back and be very proud about it, but that’s not the case with him.
Surya Kumar Yadav is the Player of the Match: “Can say that [my best T20 innings]. Most importantly we batted first, at the meeting we decided we’ll keep the same tempo as we do when we’re chasing 200 plus. There was a lot of dew even after just 7-8 overs, one side was 75-80 meter’s, so I was prepared for scooping over third man or flicking over square leg. I wasn’t thinking of going straight. There’s a lot of practice that goes behind [my 360-degree game], so when I come out to the middle, I am very clear in my mind.”
Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Highlights today, Friday 12-6-2023. 57th Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Toss: Gujarat Titans, elected to field first.
Gujarat Titans team: Saha (wk), Shankar, Hardik, Manohar, Miller, Tewatia, Rashid, Noor, Shami, Mohit, Joseph
Mumbai Indians team: Rohit (capt), Kishan, Surya Kumar, Green, Wadhera, Vinod, David, Chawla, Jordan, Behrendorff, Kartikeya
Head to Head In T20’s: 4
Gujarat Titans Won: 2
Mumbai Indians Won: 2
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Gujarat Titans WWLWW
Mumbai Indians WLWWL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Tapan Sharma
TV Umpire – Vinod Seshan
Match Referee – Reetinder Sodhi
Reserve Umpire – VM Dhokre
Match number – IPL 2023 – 57th Match
Pitch and weather: The Wankhede Stadium has been a batting paradise, and with dew expected, the toss assumes more importance as both teams may want to chase.