The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) on the 25th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India on April 18 (Tuesday) at 7:30 PM (IST). Up until now, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians both have won their last two matches out of four played in IPL, 2023.
In their initial game, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost by a margin of 72 runs to the Rajasthan Royals. They also experienced a loss to the Lucknow Super Giants by one wicket in a subsequent match. But they made a rebound by winning the next two matches with 23 runs against KKR and with 8 wickets against PBKS.
After losing their initial matches to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians made a strong comeback by winning back-to-back games against Delhi Capitals with 6 wickets and Kolkata Knight Riders with 5 wickets.
Head To Head
When looking at the head-to-head records between SRH and MI, MI has come out victorious 10 times out of 19. Out of which 7 matches were played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, in which MI has won 4 matches and in their last 5 encounters, MI has won 3 matches. However, during the IPL in 2022, SRH won the match.
Expected Playing 11
- Expected WicketKeeper – H Klassen (wk)
- Expected Batsmen – M Agarwal, H Brook, R Tripathi
- Expected Allrounders – A Makaram (c), W Sundar
- Expected Bowlers – M Jansen, B Kumar, M Markande, T Natrajan, U Malik
- Expected WicketKeeper – I Kishan (wk)
- Expected Batsmen – R Sharma (c), SKY, T Varma, T David, C Green
- Expected Allrounders – N Wadhera, C Shokeen
- Expected Bowlers – R Meredith, P Chawla, D Jansen
The pitch at Hyderabad is good for batting and it is considered a high-scoring ground. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has hosted 66 IPL matches so far out of which the batting first team has won 28 times, while the chasing side has won 38 times.
Toss: To Bowl
The toss will take place at 7 PM IST. Toss winning captain will most probably choose to chase here.
IPL Stats –
- Highest team score: 231, SRH v/s RCB (IPL 2019)
- The average score (first inning): 160
- Expected score: 170
During the day the temperature is expected to be 39° Celsius which will fall to 26° Celsius at night. The sky will remain clear during the day and night. The humidity will rise from 28% during the day to 43% at night.
Mumbai appears to be a formidable force, with their batters finding their form again. Similarly, SRH has also witnessed some impressive performances. Currently, there appears to be little disparity between the two teams in terms of form. Mumbai’s experience, batting depth and big-hitting abilities would give them a slight edge going into this match. It is expected that the chasing team will win the match.