IPL 2024: Gujarat titans vs Mumbai Indians: New captains’ First match

Hello Cricket lovers, the IPL has started with the first match of Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on22nd March. Chennai has won this match and now all eyes are on the Sunday match. This Sunday is going to be crazy and super fun because two matches are going to be played this Sunday.


Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super giants will play the day's first match. In the second match, Gujarat Titans and MumbaiIndians fight for their league's first match. Five-time winners Mumbai Indians are going to play against 2022 winner Gujarat Titans. Today in this article we are going to focus on this match itself. We will talk about both the teams, who can be the possible winner and also we share fantasy team 11. So let's see this article.


Gujrat Titans vs Mumbai Indians:Venue and match timing

Sunday Fixtures are set. The Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians match is going to start at 7.30 pm on 24 March. This match venue is Narendra ModiStadium, Ahmedabad. Five-time winners Mumbai Indians will play their first IPL2024 match against Gujarat Titans. Gujarat is also looking in full form as they have earlier conquered the 2022 IPL T20 trophy so far. However this time their winning team captain Hardik Pandya isn't available with the team. As Hardik Pandya is shifted back to their previous team Mumbai Indians. Also this timeMumbai Indians aren't led by their winning captain Rohit Sharm. Both teams have the same issue of losing their winning captain. Although it is going to be an interesting match to watch.


Gujarat Titans and Mumbai captain changes

It was the year 2022 when a new team arrived in the IPL, Gujarat Titans. Everyone was thinking how they would perform but Gujarat Titans had surprised everyone by winning this year's IPL trophy. Hardik Pandya was the man behind this team as he led the team. So this year 2024, everyone was excited to see this team perform under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, but before the start of IPL 2024 news broke to the fans that Hardik Pandya would not lead the team. Hardik shifted to his old team MumbaiIndians. Hardik shifted to Mumbai and this time he is not playing as a player alone but as a captain.

Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma is notled by Rohit Sharma anymore. Hardik will take over the team from this yearitself. This created a mixed type of emotion. Some people favour this and some people oppose and want the previous captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit has been the captain of the team since 2013 and in his captaincy, MI has won five trophies.However, this year is different for MI. To know which team will win this match is very unfair to guess as both teams have turmoil of changes. For this, we just have to watch the match. Let's look at the squad of both teams.



GT and MI Squads

MI squad is going to look different this year as its favourite and lucky captain Rohit Sharm will not lead the team.This year Hardik Pandya will lead the team. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans also have major changes as its previous winning team captain Hardik Pandya shifted from Gujarat Titans to Mumbai Indians. Let's look at the expected playing XI of both teams.


GujaratTitans expected team

Shubman Gill (c), Wriddhiman Saha(WK)

Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Umesh Yadav, Noor Ahmed, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, KaneWilliamson,


MumbaiIndians expected team

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya(C), IshanKishan(WK), Surya Kumar Yadav, Tim David, T Verma, M nabi, Bumrah, Behrendorff,D brevis, Piyush Chawla


Fantasy Playing XI: GT vs MI

We havedeeply researched and with due taking care of all possible options, havemade this fantasy Playing XI.  

Caption:-Hardik Pandya/David Miller

Vice-captain:-Rohit Sharma 

Wicketkeeper:Wriddhiman Saha

Bowlers:Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Piyush Chawla  

Batsman:Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, DavidMiller, Sai Sudharsan

All-rounders:Hardik Pandya,Rahul Tewatia


Who is leading the records?

Talking about the past matches in IPL history so far, both teams are equal at the desk by 2-2. Out of four matches, Gujarat Titans has won 2, as well as Mumbai also won 2 matches. The last match was played in 2023 where GT won by 62 runs. So we can see that both teams are well in front of each other. This year also both teams are looking confident and prepared. Hardik Pandya will try to prove them as a captain of MumbaiIndians whereas Shubman Gill will start their captaincy career from this IPL2024. Records are equal for now, But still, we can predict who can be the winner. Want to know? Let's see.


Who can be the winner? (Possible winner)

It's going to be the first match for both teams and this year, both teams are going to play with their new captain.Mumbai Indians will be captained by Hardik Pandya whereas Gujarat Titans will be captained by Shubman Gill. However, if you look at the stats it is clear that Mumbai will be a more favourable team. MI can make a win against theGujarat Titans. Although it's not easy for Mumbai to make a win, we still believe that it can happen. Mumbai will be the winner for sure. All in all weat prediction sense our best mind says that Mumbai will win this match.



Players that can outperform


Both teams are supercharged with good players. Gujarat Titans star player Shubman Gill is ready to knock. Last year he scored the most runs and won the orange cap. This year fans are excited to see him again in a blockbuster mood. Other players that can outperform areSpencer Johnson and Afghanistan allrounder Azmatullah Omarzai. For Mumbai, it'sHitman Rohit Sharma, new captain Hardik Pandya, and Gerald Coetzee. However, both teams also miss some good names due to injury and other reasons. Mohammad Shami is not there for GT, Pacers Jason is not available for Mumbai Indians.Although both teams are looking balanced and equally competitive.





This is all for now. Today in this article we have talked about the Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians match that is going to be played on 24th March. On this day, Sunday is going to be utilised properly. It is interesting to watch how Hardik Pandya plays the role of Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians. As the captaincy is turned to Pandya now. Although we will get a lot of cricketing experience. What do you think which team will win, comment down your views. We will be here for you again with more informative articles about cricket. Till then stay connected with us.

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