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Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians: How to watch, TV channel, start time, head-to-head stats and team news

Hardik Pandya will hope to start life with the Mumbai Indians with a bang when he leads the side in their IPL opener against his former franchise, the Gujarat Titans.

The 30-year-old has immediately been handed the captaincy of the five-time winners, taking over from Rohit Sharma, and will go up against some familiar faces after skippering the Titans over the last two years.

Pandya led his former team to the title and runners-up finish in the two years since their formation and his replacement as captain in Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill, has big shoes to fill.

With the T20 World Cup being held soon after the IPL, the tournament is a chance for the pair and others to build form and a win over a potential title rival in the opening round could set the tone for the competition's 17th edition.

Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians

How to watch Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians and TV Channel

The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket.

Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians start time, date and venue

The fixture takes place at 14:00 UK time on Sunday 24th March and will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians stats and head-to-head record

The pair have been impossible to split in their four head-to-head meetings, with them tied at 2-2.

Mumbai won the first-ever clash by five runs in 2022 before the Titans grabbed a 55-run success in the first of three matches last year.

The Indians won the penultimate meeting by 27 runs thanks to an unbeaten 103 from Suryakumar Yadav and the same player top-scored for his team with 61 in Qualifier 2, only to be outgunned by 129 from Gill in a 62-run triumph for the Titans.

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Gujarat Titans team news

The Titans will be without 2023 Purple Cap winner Mohammed Shami, who is expected to miss the season after undergoing Achilles surgery in February.

Last year's top runner and tournament player of the season, Gill, skippers the side in 2024, while new arrivals Spencer Johnson and Azmatullah Omarazai could prove to be standout acqusitions.

Mumbai Indians team news

The Indians could hand a debut to former Titans captain Pandya and he could be joined in the line-up be fellow all-rounders Mohammad Nabi and Romario Shepherd.

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