“Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL Match Preview and Live Updates”

2023-05-21 05:58:10

Mumbai Indians will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of IPL today. Mumbai need a win today to keep their playoff chances alive. Hyderabad, who were eliminated without seeing the playoffs, can try to come back with a win today. The match will start at 3.30 pm at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai’s home ground.



Mumbai’s hope lies in the batsmen’s explosive form. If the likes of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nahal Vadhera and others put up similar performances in the last matches, things will not be easy for Hyderabad. However, the poor form of skipper Rohit Sharma and the inconsistent performance of the bowlers are giving Mumbai a headache. It is unclear whether Tilak Verma, who has missed the last four matches due to injury, will play in today’s match.

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On the other hand, Hyderabad have been one of the worst performing teams this season. Barring a few individual performances, Hyderabad have not been able to do much this season. Currently, Hyderabad are at the bottom with 8 points, with just 4 wins from 13 matches. Criticism has already been raised as to why pacer Umran Malik was not included in the team. Fans are waiting to see if Umran Malik will be included in the team for today’s match.

Wankhede has a pitch that helps the batsmen immensely. A fast outfield on the ground will result in a run. The statistics show that the team batting first scores an average of 169 runs. The key feature of the pitch at Wankhede is that the pacers can also find good bounce.

A win today is not enough for Mumbai, who are sixth in the points table, to reach the playoffs. Mumbai has a chance only if the result of the Gujarat-Bengaluru match is also taken into consideration. If they beat Hyderabad and Bengaluru lose to Gujarat, Mumbai can qualify for the playoffs as the fourth-placed team. If Bengaluru defeats Gujarat, then Mumbai can beat Hyderabad by at least 80 runs to overtake Bengaluru in run rate and secure the playoffs. If Mumbai lose today, the Rajasthan fans can look forward to the Bengaluru-Gujarat clash along with Mumbai.

Looking at the history of the fight between the two teams, Mumbai has a slight upper hand. So far, Mumbai and Hyderabad have faced each other 20 times. Mumbai won 11 of these matches and Hyderabad 9 times.

Potential team

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Thilak Verma / Vishnu Vinod, Tim David, Nehal Vadhera, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Chris Jordan.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Hentich Klaasen (WK), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips / Mayank Agarwal, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen / Mayank Dagar, T Natarajan, Nitish Reddy.

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