GT vs MI: Why is Nehal Wadhera Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check MI Playing 11
Updated on: May 26, 2023 8:29 pm IST
Interestingly, the Mumbai Indians (MI) have not included in-form batsman Nehal Wadhera in their starting XI for the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Gujarat Titans (GT) being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Things panned out in an ideal manner for the Mumbai Indians recently in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League 2023 season where they defeated Lucknow Super Giants by a massive margin of 81 runs in the Eliminator.
GT vs MI: Why is Nehal Wadhera Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?
During the toss, it was noted that Nehal Wadhera is not included in the starting MI playing 11 for today’s GT vs MI match. However, he is absolutely fit and part of the substitute members list out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in the match. While coming as an Impact Player in the Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants, Wadhera 23 runs off only 12 balls that included 2 sixes and as many fours which helped Mumbai Indians post a challenging score of 182 runs. The southpaw batsman has played really well for MI in his debut edition of the IPL having scored 237 runs from a total of 13 matches at an impressive strike-rate of over 145 that includes a couple of fifties as well. Thus, he will definitely come out as an Impact Player in the second innings for MI.
“We are gonna chase. The pitch looks a little sticky. We can make best use of the pitch. The pitch will get better as the game goes on. It’s our comfort, what we want to do. We’ve chased well this season. This is a different team, we have a lot of new faces in the squad. As a team, we’ve come across many situations like this. It’s important to put your best foot forward. There were a bit of nerves at the start of the tournament, but it’s settled now. Just one change. Shokeen misses out, Kumar Kartikeya comes in,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.
MI Playing 11
1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
2. Rohit Sharma (C)
3. Cameron Green
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. Tilak Varma
6. Tim David
7. Piyush Chawla
8. Chris Jordan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Akash Madhwal
11. Jason Behrendorff
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Nehal Wadhera IPL 2023 Price
In the IPL 2023 mini-auction, Mumbai Indians acquired Nehal Wadhera from Punjab at his base price of INR 20 lakh. Despite being a promising left-handed batsman, Wadhera has yet to make his T20 debut in domestic cricket. With only five first-class matches under his belt, the young player’s potential caught the attention of the Mumbai franchise, who decided to secure his services.
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