Date: May 21, 2023
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Venue : Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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The match 69 of the Indian Premier League 2023 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The hosts MI will be going into this contest on the back of a tough loss against LSG by five runs. On the other hand, SRH were steamrolled in their last game by RCB with eight wickets in hand. On Sunday afternoon, Mumbai will have to find a way to defeat Hyderabad at their home patch to secure top four spot on the IPL points table.
In the 2023 edition of the IPL, the pitches at the Wankhede Stadium have been very good for batting. The average first innings score at this venue is 169 in the history of the league, while, for the current season, it has gone up to 198. Hence, the first innings score in excess of 200 is definitely on when MI take on SRH here on May 21.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of Mumbai Indians, showcased some resemblance of good batting form in his previous outing in the IPL, which is a positive sign for the team management as they head towards playing a crunch match on the weekend. The majority of the run scoring for MI in their recent round of matches has been done by their talisman Suryakumar Yadav, while getting great support from youngsters like Ishan Kishan and Nehal Wadhera. The bowling attack of Mumbai has been spearheaded by Piyush Chawla in the 2023 edition of the league, while he has been backed up wonderfully by Jason Behrendorff and Akash Madhwal in their last few games.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal (Potential Impact Substitute - Vishnu Vinod for Suryakumar Yadav)
Heinrich Klaasen, the wicketkeeper batter for Sunrisers Hyderabad, brought up his first IPL century in their last game, but his contribution wasn’t enough for the team to achieve victory in their previous fixture. Meanwhile, Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi have been amongst the runs for SRH right throughout the tournament. Talking about Sunrisers bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan have been the pick of the bunch in recent matches, but lack of contributions from most other bowlers has been a disappointing thing for the team management.
SportsTiger Playing XI of SRH
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Mayank Dagar Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan (Potential Impact Substitute - Nitish Kumar Reddy for Rahul Tripathi)
Mumbai Indians will play their must win game in front of their home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium. With that, it will be very difficult for Sunrisers Hyderabad, a team who is languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table, to make a real fist of things.
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