GT vs MI IPL 2023: Why is Ishan Kishan Not Opening the batting in Today’s IPL 2023 match? Check details

Updated on: May 26, 2023 10:35 pm IST

Ishan Kishan Injury GT vs MI IPL 2023

The massive breaking news update coming from the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp is that wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan is not opening the batting in the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Gujarat Titans (GT) being hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After having lost the Qualifier 1 against Chennai Super Kings, the Gujarat Titans have finished with a massive score of 233 runs in their 20 overs in a pressure encounter.

GT vs MI IPL 2023: Why is Ishan Kishan Not Opening the batting in Today’s IPL 2023 match? Check details

Surprisingly, the Mumbai Indians came out in the mammoth run-chase with a brand new opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma and Nehal Wadhera who has been drafted as the Impact Player. MI’s regular opening batsman Ishan Kishan injured himself as he got hit on his eye as his teammate Chris Jordan did not saw him running in and his elbow hit the wicket-keeper batsman’s eye. The wicketkeeper appeared to be in agony, requiring assistance to leave the field. In his absence, substitute Vishnu Vinod donned the wicket-keeping duties for the Mumbai Indians during the last few overs of the first innings. It is still not clear when Ishan will come out to bat in this important run-chase or not.

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GT finish with 233/3 after Shubman Gill’s Carnage

In a high-stakes Qualifier 2 match, the Gujarat Titans were asked to bat first under intense pressure. They responded with an exceptional display, setting a formidable total of 233 for 3 in their allotted 20 overs. Shubman Gill, who has been in scintillating form throughout IPL 2023, continued his sensational run by notching up his third century of the tournament. His breathtaking innings saw him score 129 runs off just 60 deliveries, which included a staggering 10 sixes and 7 fours. Sai Sudharsan also played a crucial role, contributing 43 runs off 31 balls, while skipper Hardik Pandya provided a powerful finish with an unbeaten 28 runs off a mere 13 balls. Their collective efforts propelled the Gujarat Titans to a commanding position.

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