The Mumbai Indians must win this game in order to advance to the playoffs. A win here would not guarantee a spot in the top four, as RCB have the same points with one match remaining.
Along with a win, MI requires an increase in NRR to overtake RCB and strengthen their chances. MI bowlers have made early powerplay breakthroughs in recent games.
And this is a fantastic sign heading into this match. The opposition has some outstanding batters in form, including Rossouw, Harry Brook, and Glenn Phillips. All of these are notorious for their destructive potential.
In their previous match against RCB, SRH failed to finish on a high note. However, on a good batting surface against MI, they will bet on putting on a great show at the end.
MI has a strong batting lineup and will choose to bowl first if they win the toss. They can take advantage of Hyderabad’s bowling woes, especially after their recent loss to RCB.
The 69th Match between Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place on May 21st, 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 69th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 21, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI must recover from their recent loss, in which they failed to score 11 runs in the final over with Cameron Green and Tim David on the crease. In that over from Mohsin Khan, a 24-year-old uncapped bowler with only 12 IPL games, the two only managed to score 5 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera, the key middle-order batters, failed to get going, hampering MI’s run-chase. While the form of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma at the top is encouraging, MI’s finishers must deliver.
And they must deliver big. Winning this game isn’t enough; MI must win by a large margin. Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma must perform admirably at this point.
An inexperienced bowling attack that went for runs for the majority of the season has finally shown promise. In recent games, MI has found wickets in the powerplay.
However, given the firepower in Hyderabad’s lower middle order, the home team needs their bowlers to deliver at the death as well when facing SRH. Akash Madhwal is an important bowler in the MI setup who can bowl some good overs at the end.
Piyush Chawla is the go-to man for breakthroughs, and he can also limit the run flow in the middle overs. Chris Jordan hasn’t been at his best, whereas Behrendorff is having fun with the new ball.
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal
Players to watch out for:
The 32 year old has a strike-rate of 151.53 from 233 T20 innings and has been in devastating form during the IPL 2023 season.
The keeper-batter has been outstanding in recent games. In the previous game, he led the Mumbai Indians in scoring.
The experienced spinner bowled Quinton de Kock out with his first ball against the Lucknow Super Giants. He can cause issues against all types of batters.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
In their previous match, Sunrisers Hyderabad were comfortably ahead of RCB at home. Klaasen’s century helped them post a 186-run total batting first, but it wasn’t enough when Kohli and Faf got going in the second half.
It was a good batting pitch in Hyderabad, and it will be even better at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. If SRH is to have a chance against MI, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan must be at their best.
Though it is preferable to chase a total at this venue and MI isn’t the best team to defend a total here, SRH cannot rely on their batters to do everything.
MI’s bowlers have shown great character in recent outings, including one here against table toppers GT. SRH rely heavily on their overseas batters to help them reach a good total.
As a result, if Chawla gets the better of Markram and Klaasen in the middle overs, SRH will be in big trouble and would struggle to chase even on a good batting track.
They rely on the bowlers to do a good job. They’ve been expensive, and Markram doesn’t have a reliable bowler to turn to when he needs a wicket. At the moment, all of their hopes are riding on the current form of the overseas batters.
Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh
Players to watch out for:
The South African has been the most consistent batsman for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season, as well as an excellent gloveman behind the stumps.
The 32-year-old top-order batsman has 18 T20 half-centuries in his career and has made numerous starts in this year’s tournament.
The 33-year-old took 5-30 only two games ago and has bowled with accuracy and swing all season.
Possible Playing XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Dagar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nitish Reddy
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsmen Worth Watching
Our batting picks for the Mumbai Indians are Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tim David. Regardless of the game situation, David is a specialist finisher who can come in and hit his first ball for a boundary. Kishan has scored 425 runs in this year’s tournament.
Our batting options for Sunrisers Hyderabad are Heinrich Klaasen, Rahul Tripathi, and Aiden Markram. Markram has not scored as many runs as expected this season, but he is still a good hitter and a good timer of the ball. Throughout the tournament, Klaasen has hit 55 boundaries.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowlers Worth Watching
Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, and Chris Jordan are our picks with the ball for the Mumbai Indians. Jordan has only taken one wicket in three games for the Mumbai Indians, but his bowling has been far better than his statistics suggest. Chawla has 177 IPL wickets to his name.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, and Abhishek Sharma are our bowling recommendations for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Tyagi bowls with good pace and previously dismissed Jason Roy. Sharma, a left-arm spinner, has the best T20 figures of 3-7.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Head to Head
Mumbai Indians lead the overall head-to-head series 11-9 and have won six of the last eight meetings with Sunrisers Hyderabad, including a 14-run victory earlier this season.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Head to Head Stats in IPL
|Matches Played||MI Won||SRH Won||Tie||NR|
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Toss Prediction
Both teams will benefit from pursuing a target at this location. SRH lacks the necessary bowling attack to defend a total against the mighty MI. MI, on the other hand, can be vulnerable at the end against quality batting like Klaasen, Brook, and Phillips.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Pitch Report
MI’s final home game of the season will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It is a day game, and the weather forecast is cloudy, so there will be no dew. Early on, there may be some movement for new-ball bowlers. Day games at this venue may give teams a better chance of defending a total than night games. A score of 190 or higher would be a competitive total for a team batting first.
At the Wankhede, it’s a belter of a pitch that batters will enjoy playing with. Surya and Rohit, the local boys, have scored many big runs on this pitch and will be ones to watch out for again. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a high temperature of 33 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Prediction
While both teams are coming off losses, MI will have the advantage to begin with. They’ve played a lot of cricket on this ground, and their key players are in great shape. The ground dimensions are inadequate, and we anticipate many sixes in this match. SRH will pose a tough challenge with the bat, but their bowling woes make it difficult for them to compete against such a tough opponent. MI has a clear advantage in this match and will begin as favorites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Mumbai Indians is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.65.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Piyush Chawla has 20 wickets in the 2023 IPL and is our pick to be the top wicket taker for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad.