IPL 2018 Match 23 Preview: Mumbai Indians Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad


The saga of the victories of SRH was stopped by KXIP and they lost another game to CSK earlier. They desperately need a win to make a decent position in the points table. They are heading to play Mumbai Indians who lost four out of five matches on their home ground today.IPL 2018 Match 23 Preview: Mumbai Indians Vs Sunrisers HyderabadMatch Begins In:

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The Hyderabad bowlers made a splendid job in restricting the opponents to scores below 150 in the first three games. But their magic did not work in the previous two games. They conceded 192 and 182 runs in the previous games. The team is known for their formidable bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. There is doubt about his presence in the game. Sandeep Sharma may step into his shoes.

Rashid Khan did not do well in the previous two games, but this spinner may turn dangerous to the opponents.

The Mumbai Indians lost two games in the death overs due to minor mistakes even after fighting hard. They have to be more cautious for a good change in the points table.

Surya Kumar Yadav always batted in the middle order and he may shift to lower middle order to make a solid batting line-up. He may be called to open the game. He scored 53, 0, and 72 in the previous games. He can be accompanied by Evin Lewis or Ishan Kishan as a left-handed opener.

Coming to the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shikhar Dhawan is the solid match winner till he got hurt his elbow in the game against KKR. If he recovers, he may hit one more knock. Another reliable batsman is the skipper Kane Williamson, who scored the fifties in the three previous games.

Both the teams have exceptional bowlers like Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan picked one wicket from each game in the previous two games and Bumrah picked two wickets from the past two games. Mayank Markande is the purple cap aspirant for this tournament.

Coming to the head to head history, out of 11 games, Mumbai Indians won 5 games and Sunrisers Hyderabad won 6 games. At Wankhede, out of three encounters, MI won all the three games.

Shikhar Dhawan holds a good record against Mumbai Indians by scoring 431 runs off 11 games at the strike rate of 133.85 at a strike rate of 53.87. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked 16 wickets off 12 games against Mumbai Indians at an economy rate of 5.64.

The Mumbai Indians lost 16 wickets from 5 matches in the death overs. The SRH were slightly in a better condition by scoring runs at the run rate of 9.17 in the final overs.

The Mumbai Indians will play Chennai Super Kings on April 28th and Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Kings XI Punjab on 26th April.