The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Qualifier 2 sees Gujarat Titans take on Mumbai Indians in a crucial encounter. The winner will meet Chennai Super Kings in the final and the losing side will bid farewell. Earlier, Gujarat lost to Chennai in the Qualifier 1 and MI beat Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator to seal a spot in the Qualifier 2.
All eyes will be on Suryakumar Yadav, who is in the hunt for 6500 runs in the 20-over format. Suryakumar has scored 6442 runs in the 20-over cricket and is 58 shy of reaching the 6500-run mark. He can become the 10th Indian player to complete the milestone. Suryakumar has amassed 41 fifties and four tons. Meanwhile, the stylish batter can also get to 650 fours, having hit 648 so far.
Overall in the IPL, Suryakumar has scored 3188 runs at 31.56. He is also closing in 350 IPL fours (342).
First MI player with 600 runs this season
Suryakumar has managed the most runs for MI this season, having accumulated 544 at 41.84. He has one ton and four fifties, striking at an impressive 183.78. SKY can become the first MI player with 600 runs in IPL 2023.
Other records on offer in the GT-MI contest
4000 runs as captain for Rohit
Rohit Sharma can become the third player in IPL history to surpass 4000 runs as captain in the IPL. Rohit has smashed 3978 runs and is 22 shy of the milestone. He can join Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in this regard. Rohit has smashed 25 fifties as an IPL captain. As per ESPNcricinfo, Rohit has the third-most runs as captain in the 20-over format, having amassed 5678 runs.
Shubman Gill can go ahead in the Orange Cap race
Shubman Gill is the second-highest scorer in IPL 2023, having scored 722 runs at 55.53. He needs nine runs to surpass Faf du Plessis and become the top scorer. It’s in all likelihood that Gill can win the Orange Cap this season.