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IPL 2024 GT vs MI Best Playing 11 for Both Teams

Hardik Pandya, the pre and current leader in focus as we look at the playing 11 for GT vs MI Match 5 for IPL 2024. 

It’s the final match in round 1 of IPL 2024, and it is the Gujarat Titans taking on the Mumbai Indians at their home den in Ahmedabad. Of all the clashes in the first round, this is one clash that all fans have been eagerly waiting for. Hardik Pandya will be captaining Mumbai Indians against his former franchise, Gujarat Titans, and for the first time in over a decade, someone else from MI will be captaining the side in the presence of Rohit Sharma.

With Hardik leaving the team in an all-cash deal, Gujarat Titans will be seeing a new captain in the form of Shubman Gill. Shubman aged 24 is the youngest player to lead any franchise in IPL 2024, so all eyes will be on him as he was only about to make a mark in the cricketing world. Meanwhile, for MI, the team will be without the World’s best T20 player, Suryakumar Yadav, who is only recovering from an injury at the NCA.

From the pitch perspective, Ahmedabad, on a fresh wicket, promises to be a belter for runs. However, both teams will look to chase on this ground. With both teams filled with firepower, expect a high-scoring contest. So, what team combination will each team look at? Well, let’s look at the IPL 2024 GT vs MI best predicted playing 11 for both teams. In addition, let’s look at the key match details and the official squad for both teams. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 5 – GT vs MI

Where: Ahmedabad

When: March 24, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Gujarat Titans (GT)

Batters: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller (o), Kane Williamson (o), Sai Sudharshan & Shubman Gill (c)

WKs: Matthew Wade (o), BR Sharath & Wriddhiman Saha 

All-rounders: Azmatullah Omerzai (o), Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan & Vijay Shankar

Bowlers: Darshan Nalkande, Joshua Little (o), Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad (o), R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan (o), Sandeep Warrier, Spencer Johnson (o), Sushant Mishra & Umesh Yadav

Gujarat Titans Best Playing 11 vs MI

Gujarat Titans have already suffered three big blows to their squad ahead of IPL 2024. While they lost their Captain Hardik Pandya to MI, the team also lost Mohammed Shami and Robin Minz due to injuries. With these three players not there, the playing 11 for Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans becomes very interesting.

One thing that remains unchanged for Gujarat Titans is their top-order. The team will be playing the same top-order that played in 2023 with Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha as openers, and Sai Sudharsan at number 3 position. It would be interesting to see how Captain Shubman Gill plays the 2024 season under the burden of captaincy. 

Meanwhile, for the middle-order, GT will see Kane Williamson at number 4, David Miller at number 5, and Shahrukh Khan at number 6. Shahrukh Khan’s addition will be crucial for GT as he is filling the big shoes of Hardik Pandya. Meanwhile, for the lower-order, GT will look at Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan to provide quick runs. 

Finally, talking about the bowling, Rashid Khan will lead the bowling attack in the absence of Mohammed Shami. Without Shami, the pace bowling will depend on Spencer Johnson, Mohit Sharma, and Umesh Yadav. These three are not the most lucrative names in the business, so would be interesting to see how they perform. In addition, GT will have R Sai Kishore for the fifth bowler spot. 

IPL 2024 – GT vs MI Playing 11 for Gujarat Titans

  1. Shubman Gill (c)
  2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  3. Sai Sudharsan
  4. Kane Williamson (Impact Player)
  5. David Miller
  6. Shahrukh Khan
  7. Rahul Tewatia
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Umesh Yadav
  10. Mohit Sharma
  11. Spencer Johnson 
  12. R Sai Kishore (Impact Player)

GT Other Impact Players: Abhinav Manohar, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav & Kartik Tyagi

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Mumbai Indians (MI)

Batters: Dewald Brevis (f), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma & Tim David (f)

WKs: Ishan Kishan & Vishnu Vinod

All-rounders: Anshul Kamboj, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya (c), Mohammad Nabi (f), Naman Dhir, Nehal Wadhera, Romario Shephard (f), Shams Mulani & Shivalik Sharma 

Bowlers: Akash Madhwal, Dilshan Madhushanka (f), Gerald Coetzee (f), Kwena Maphaka, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Luke Wood, Nuwan Thushara (f), Piyush Chawla & Shreyas Gopal

Mumbai Indians Best Playing 11 vs GT 

For Mumbai Indians, the biggest question shall be who fills the shoes of Suryakumar Yadav, who currently is working on his fitness at the NCA. In the absence of SKY, the team will mostly opt for Vishnu Vinod instead of an overseas batter. An overseas batter like Dewald Brevis can certainly help, but that would mean MI weaken their bowling. In case they opt for Brevis, the team can play Akash Madhwal in place of one of the Overseas pacers.  

Aside from this big change, other things remain the same for MI. The team will see Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan as the openers with Tilak Varma at the number 3 position. Hardik Pandya should play the number 4 spot. Whereas Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, and Mohammad Nabi should take care of the finishing duties for MI. 

Finally, for the bowling, MI will have Jasprit Bumrah as the leading pacer and Piyush Chawla as the leading spinner. With Jason Behrendorff and Dilshan Madhushanka ruled out, MI will opt for Gerald Coetzee and Nuwan Tushara as the leading Overseas pacers. In addition, MI will use Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Nabi as the fifth bowling option.  

IPL 2024 – GT vs MI Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
  3. Tilak Varma
  4. Hardik Pandya (c)
  5. Nehal Wadhera
  6. Tim David
  7. Mohammad Nabi
  8. Vishnu Vinod
  9. Gerald Coetzee
  10. Nuwan Tushara
  11. Jasprit Bumrah
  12. Piyush Chawla (Impact Player)

MI Other Impact Players: Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Shreyas Gopal & Naman Dhir

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for GT vs MI Match 5 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson & Sai Sudharsan 

Wks: Ishan Kishan & Wriddhiman Saha

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, Mohit Sharma & Rashid Khan

CVC Choice: Shubman Gill & Hardik Pandya

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