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  • Writer's pictureAnkit Malviya

MI vs SRH: Mumbai Indians Dominate Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Thrilling Match!โ€

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is in full swing and the fans are eagerly waiting for the 25th match of the season, which will see Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday, April 18.


Both teams have had a mixed start to their campaigns, with three wins and three losses each from their six matches so far. They are currently placed fifth and sixth respectively on the points table, separated by net run rate. A win for either side will boost their chances of making it to the playoffs, while a loss will put them under pressure.


SRH vs MI: Head-to-head record


The head-to-head record between SRH and MI is evenly balanced, with MI having a slight edge over SRH with 10 wins from 19 matches. However, SRH have a better record at home against MI, having won four out of seven matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.


The last time these two teams met was in IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where SRH pulled off a thrilling three-run victory over MI. David Warner scored a brilliant 90 not out to guide SRH to 162/4 in 20 overs, while Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets for MI. In reply, MI fell short of the target by three runs despite a valiant 71 from Kieron Pollard. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star with the ball for SRH, taking three wickets for 21 runs.


SRH vs MI: Key players to watch out for


Both teams have some star players who can make a difference in the match. For SRH, David Warner is the leading run-scorer in IPL history and has been in good form this season as well, scoring 241 runs from six matches at an average of 48.20 and a strike rate of 140.11. He also has a great record against MI, having scored 524 runs from 12 matches at an average of 58.22 and a strike rate of 139.73.


Another key player for SRH is Rashid Khan, who is arguably the best spinner in T20 cricket. He has been economical and effective for SRH this season, taking nine wickets from six matches at an economy rate of 6.16 and an average of 18.66. He also has a good record against MI, having taken eight wickets from seven matches at an economy rate of 6.50 and an average of 22.50.


For MI, Rohit Sharma is the captain and the leading run-scorer for the team in IPL history. He has been consistent this season as well, scoring 202 runs from six matches at an average of 40.40 and a strike rate of 133.55. He also has a decent record against SRH, having scored 331 runs from 15 matches at an average of 25.46 and a strike rate of 130.43.


Another key player for MI is Jasprit Bumrah, who is one of the best fast bowlers in T20 cricket. He has been lethal for MI this season, taking 11 wickets from six matches at an economy rate of 7.19 and an average of 16.36. He also has a superb record against SRH, having taken 16 wickets from 13 matches at an economy rate of 7.19 and an average of 22.18.


SRH vs MI: Pitch report and weather forecast


The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is expected to be good for batting, with some assistance for the spinners as well. The average first innings score at this venue in IPL history is 165, while the average second innings score is 149. The team batting first has won nine out of 14 matches here since IPL 2019.


The weather forecast for Hyderabad on Tuesday is sunny and hot, with no chances of rain. The temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees Celsius during the match time.


SRH vs MI: Probable playing XIs


SRH: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.



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