The defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) will host the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday in the important Qualifier 2 encounter of IPL 2023.
The winner of this game on Friday will proceed to the final where they will meet MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, again, at this venue, Ahmedabad, on Sunday.
However, rain has threatened to play spoilsport today. There is significant rain in Ahmedabad and that has already delayed the start of the Qualifier 2 between GT and MI.
What happens if GT vs MI is washed out? Who will qualify for the final then?
If there is no result possible in GT vs MI Qualifier 2, then GT will proceed to the final because they had finished above MI in the points table in league stage.
However, let’s no jump the gun yet. For there is plenty of time left in the match being officially called off.
What is the last time GT vs MI can be played?
Since this is a playoff match, there is an extra one hour buffer, meaning that the match can start by 9.40 PM without any loss of over. For a 5-over match to start, the cutoff time is 11.56 PM. If that is also not possible, then the match will be decided in a Super Over, the cut-off time for a Super Over is 12.50 AM.
If even a Super Over is not possible, then the match will be called off and GT will progress to the final to meet CSK.
GT vs MI Squads:
Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Sai Sudharsan, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Joshua Little, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal
Mumbai Indians Squad: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal