GT vs MI Qualifier 2: The number one team has been missing out on reaching the IPL final, will Mumbai win?

IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Qualifier 2: The second qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2023 will be played today (May 26) between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians. This match between both the teams will be held in Ahmedabad Narendra Modi will be in the stadium. This match is important for both the teams to make it to the finals. Hardik Pandya would like to win this match and cut the ticket for the final for the second time in a row. At the same time, Rohit Sharma will struggle to win the sixth trophy for Mumbai Indians. If some matches are left out, then Gujarat performed brilliantly in IPL 2023 and secured the first position in the table points. It will be called a coincidence that the team that has been number one three times has not reached the final of the IPL. While the team at number-4 was successful in making it to the finals of IPL twice. So will the Gujarat team lose in front of Mumbai? Let’s examine the numbers.

What do the figures say?

In IPL 2012, the team of Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) stood first on the points table. But then this team failed to reach the final of IPL. In IPL 2016, the Gujarat Lions team topped the table points but the team could not reach the finals. In IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals once again topped the points table but this time also the team missed out on making it to the finals. Overall, this has happened at least thrice in IPL when the number one ranked team could not qualify for the finals. Talking about these figures, Gujarat team can lose the match against Mumbai. 

Number-4 team entered the finals

Indian Premier League are scrutinized, it is known that it has happened at least twice when the number-4 team in the points table was successful in reaching the finals. In IPL 2012, the team of Chennai Super Kings stood at number four. Then MS Dhoni’s team had knocked in the final. This history was repeated again in IPL 2021. This time Kolkata Knight Riders finished fourth on the points table and entered the finals. The team that finished fourth twice in the IPL has reached the finals. In the second qualifier of IPL 2023, on May 26, there will be a match between number one ranked Gujarat Titans and number four ranked Mumbai Indians on the points table. It will be interesting to see whether this history will change or remain intact. 

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