In the 69th match of the Indian Premier League 2023, Mumbai Indians will host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the do-or-die game, Rohit Sharma-led MI would desperately look to win against SRH by a huge margin to stay in the race of playoffs. A loss here can rule them out of the tournament. While SRH has already been ruled out of the playoff race, Mumbai Indians, who have one more chance to qualify, will be eager to capitalize on their good performance in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium this season.
MI have, undoubtedly, taken full use of their home ground, with four wins and two defeats, something that Rohit Sharma’s players would like to maintain as they have the final opportunity to enhance their Net Run Rate (NRR). On the other hand, SRH would like to end their campaign on a higher note by winning the game.
MI vs SRH: Pitch Report
Wankhede Stadium’s surface is designed for hitters to dominate. Chasing is pretty straightforward, thus the team that wins the toss should bowl first, and anything beyond 190 is a solid score on this surface. However, Mumbai Indians had a great time at their home ground as they clinched four out of six games on this surface. The average first innings score at this ground is 169 while it stays neutral in second innings at 158.
MI vs SRH: Head-to-head records
MI has won 11 of the 20 IPL clashes between the two teams thus far, while SRH has won 9 times. When it comes to IPL matches between Sunrisers and Mumbai, the last six meetings have been 4-2 in favour of MI. Last month, MI used Cameron Green’s fifty to set a target of 193 before an all-round bowling performance helped restrict SRH to 178 and seal a 14-run win.
However, MI and SRH have met six times in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. And MI has the advantage, having defeated SRH four times at home. Only twice have the Sunrisers defeated MI in their stadium.
Total Matches: 20
MI won: 11
SRH won: 9
At Wankhede: 6
MI won: 4
SRH won: 2
MI vs SRH: Players to watch out for
#Henrich Klaasen: Heinrich Klaasen from South Africa has been in superb form this season. He hit a brilliant century against RCB in the most recent match, and he now has 430 runs in 11 matches, placing him eighth in the IPL Orange Cap race. Notably, The Wankhede pitch will fit his style of play, and Klaasen will undoubtedly be one of the players to watch.
#Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Star India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been phenomenal throughout the ongoing tournament. He has been phenomenal with the bowl for SRH as he clinched 15 wickets in 13 innings. He has a great record against Mumbai Indians and will look to continue his dominance.
#Suryakumar Yadav: Star India batter and world no-one T20I batter is in sublime form in the ongoing tournament. He has been phenomenal with the bat and his performance will determine the fate of Mumbai Indians in the ongoing tournament. He has scored 486 runs at an average of 40.50 in 13 innings.
#Piyush Chawla: Piyush Chawla the veteran Indian spinner has been in exceptional form this season. He has clinched 20 wickets in 13 league outings and may be quite dangerous against SRH on Sunday. He has been phenomenal at the Wankhede stadium this season and would like to continue his dominance.