Indian T20 League 2022: Gujarat vs Mumbai Fantasy Cricket Match-Ups
By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan May 5, 2022
Table-toppers Gujarat will take on bottom-placed Mumbai at Brabourne Stadium in match 51 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat's impressive winning streak ended after suffering an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Punjab. However, they still hold a two-point lead over Lucknow. Mumbai, on the other hand, will be aiming to clinch a second straight win. The five-time champions registered their first points with a five-wicket win over Rajasthan in their last outing.
We pick five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Gujarat-Mumbai clash.
S GILL VS R SHARMA
Shubman Gill has scored more runs than R Sharma in the ongoing Indian T20 League season. However, the Mumbai skipper has made more runs than the Gujarat opener in the last five matches. Gill, who has scored 127 runs in two outings at Brabourne Stadium, made just 89 runs since scoring 96 against Punjab on April 8.
Verdict: S Gill could beat the Mumbai captain.
W SAHA VS T VARMA
Wriddhiman Saha has played his role to perfection. The wicket-keeper batter, who has struck a fifty against Hyderabad, has helped Gujarat make quickfire starts in the last few games. Meanwhile, Tilak Varma went past 300 runs after making a crucial 35 in the victory against Rajasthan. He has scored 25+ in seven of the last eight innings.
Verdict: T Varma is the favorite to win the Match-Up.
H PANDYA VS SURYA K YADAV
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya faces an uphill task against an in-form Suryakumar Yadav. The all-rounder managed just 14 runs in his previous three innings, while the Mumbai batter, who has hit three half-centuries in seven matches, is ten runs away from reaching 300 runs in the 15th edition.
Verdict: Surya K Yadav is likely to pick up more fantasy points than H Pandya
D MILLER VS I KISHAN
With 287 runs at a strike rate of 145.68, David Miller is second in Gujarat's most runs chart. He guided Gujarat to a victory with a 24-ball 39* in the last outing at Brabourne Stadium. On the other hand, Ishan Kishan is yet to regain his golden touch. The 23-year-old started the 2022 edition with back-to-back fifties but has since amassed just 90 runs from seven matches.
Verdict: D Miller is likely to have the last laugh in this Match-Up.
L FERGUSON VS J BUMRAH
Lockie Ferguson and Jasprit Bumrah have picked up only five wickets between them in their last five matches. Though the Mumbai pacer has been economical, his Kiwi counterpart, who has 11 wickets from ten innings, conceded more than 11 runs per over against Chennai and Hyderabad.
Verdict: J Bumrah could pip L Ferguson.
What is First Games Match-Ups?
Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.
From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups
For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points
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Parameswaran Sankaranarayan is a sports enthusiast who has worked in print, website, and other digital platforms. He was part of the editorial team of first-ever Indian football-based website - IndianFootball.com (now defunct) - and passionately follows the latest happenings in world football. During his time as a journalist, he had the opportunity to interact with some of the iconic personalities in Indian sports and witness some memorable moments in Indian football.
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