In order to qualify for the playoffs of the ongoing IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians will not only have to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium on May 21 but will also have to improve their net run rate as RCB are right behind them in the race. Players like Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera are in very good form and the five-time champions will expect them to continue in the same manner but when it comes to bowling, it’s still a matter of concern.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have played some very poor cricket in the ongoing season. The Aiden Markram-led side is currently at the bottom of the IPL points table and would be expecting to finish the season on a higher note. Meanwhile, the exclusion of Umran Malik from the playing XI has already created quite a buzz on social media and it will be interesting to see if the management brings him to the playing XI or opts to keep him out in their final league game of the season.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 69, IPL 2023
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: Sunday, May 21, 3:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at Wankhede Stadium is tailor-made for the batters to dominate. Chasing is relatively easy and thus, the team winning the toss should elect to bowl first and anything above 190 will be a good score on this wicket.
MI vs SRH Probable Playing XIs:
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Dagar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nitish Reddy
MI vs SRH Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
South Africa international Heinrich Klaasen is in terrific form in the ongoing season. He smacked a cracking century against RCB in the last match and overall, the cricketer has amassed 430 runs in 11 matches and with that, he is currently seventh in the IPL Orange Cap race. On the other hand, the Wankhede pitch will suit his style of play and thus, Klaasen will definitely be one of the players to watch out for.
Probable Best bowler
Veteran spinner Piyush Chawla is in remarkable form in the ongoing season. He has picked up 20 wickets in 13 matches so far in the league and thus, can very well prove to be really dangerous against SRH on Sunday.