The second last league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MI is currently placed at the 5th place on the points table of this season of IPL whereas SRH is at the bottom of the points table. The hosts have played 13 matches in IPL 2023 where they managed to win 7 games while SRH also played 13 matches in this season where they have pulled off 4 wins.
Mumbai Indians played their last game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) where MI suffered a loss by 5 runs. Ishant Kishan managed to score 59 runs for Mumbai Indians in that game. On the other hand, SRH suffered a dominating 8-wicket loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In that game, Henrich Klaasen scored a century.
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These two teams have played 20 matches in IPL history, where MI has managed to win 11 matches while SRH has won the remaining matches. The last time they played against each other earlier this season, MI registered a comfortable 14-run win over MI.
#1 Rohit Sharma vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
MI skipper, Rohit Sharma has had a forgettable campaign in IPL 2023, as he only managed to amass 257 runs at a mediocre average of 19.77. However, the Indian stalwart holds a healthy record against ace SRH’s premier pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and therefore, he could play a key role for MI in the first 6 overs.
#2 Heinrich Klaasen vs Piyush Chawla
Swashbuckling South African batter Heinrich Klaasen has been the best batter for SRH SRH in an otherwise abysmal campaign. The right-handed batter has been a force to reckon with the bat, especially against spinners. So, his battle with MI’s spin spearhead Piyush Chawla will be an interesting one.
#3 Rahul Tripathi vs Jason Behrendorff
Unlike the previous season, Rahul Tripathi has had an underwhelming season in IPL 2023, he has only managed to score 273 runs at a poor average of 22.75. The Indian batter will be tested by Jason Behrendorff, who can move the ball both ways in the power play. The Southpaw pacer will be looking to get Tripathi out early on in the innings,