Todays’s first thriller of the day in IPL 2023 is Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad (MI vs SRH). The host MI is coming to the field after suffering a loss in its previous game against LSG just by a margin of 5 runs. Currently ranked 6th in the IPL points table, MI has 14 points to its credit by winning 7 out of 13 matches it played. The Rohit Sharma led side requires a win in the upcoming match, that too with a big margin, so as to have a better NRR than RCB in case it wins its match against fierce GT.
In this scenario, MI seems to have better chance of qualifying for playoffs as it has to face bottom ranked SRH whereas RCB is going to have a tough fight against GT. But this league has witnessed various upsets from low ranked teams, so let’s keep the fingers crossed for MI.
On the other hand, the visitor team, SRH, has continued its losing streak in the throughout this league, specially the last five matches in which the team lost four matches. Currently , SRH is bottom ranked in IPL standings with a meagre 8 points in hands. In the previous game, SRH gave a tough fight to RCB but got defeated by 8 wickets. Being already out of the tournament, the team has only self-pride as the only reason to play for. Interestingly, SRH may also be eyeing to defeat MI so as to fail its campaign for playoffs.
MI vs SRH : Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date : Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs SRH : Pitch Report
The Wankhede pitch is typically supportive of batters. The pitch offers a good bounce with helps batters in having a great contact with the ball, thus playing big shots easily. So, the game is expected to be a high scoring one. As the game progresses, pitch starts to wear down which helps slow bowlers to dominate the game. Dew will play an important role in the latter part of the innings as the venue is sea-side.
Out of 108 IPL matches played at Wankhede Stadium, the team batting first has won 50 matches whereas the chasers have won 58 matches.
Any score nearing 200 runs should be a healthy one.
The toss winning captain should opt to field first.
MI vs SRH : Head to Head
Both the teams have encountered each other 20 times in IPL history, out of which MI has won 11 times whereas SRH has won 9 times.
MI vs SRH : Team XI Prediction
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 : Best Performers’ Prediction
The SRH wicket-keeper batsman had a sensational knock of 104 runs of 51 balls against RCB in the previous match. Currently ranked 10th in Orange Cap standings, the South-African batter has smashed 430 runs in 11 matches with a splendid average of 53.75 and a mind blowing strike rate of 179.17. In the upcoming match, Klaasen looks promising with his bat and expected to put a big score on the board.
The ace MI spinner has performed tremendously during this season. Chawla has claimed 20 wickets in 13 matches which makes him the leading wicket taker for MI and positions him at 4th rank in the race of Purple Cap. The veteran leg-spinner, with an average of 21.45 and an impressive economy rate of 8.15, has been effective in putting opponent batters on back foot. Chawla is expected to trouble SRH batting line up with his spin variations, so best pick for the bowler of the day.
MI vs SRH : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Mumbai Indians likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.