Mumbai Indians will meet Sunrisers Hyderabad again in Match 23 of IPL 2018 at their homeground. Mumbai will hope to avoid their second loss against SRH and get the ball rolling. Sunrisers, meanwhile, will look forward to recuperate their winning spell after two unproductive matches. Find out the Probable Final 11.
Overall Matches: 11 matches
Punters Heavy On: Mumbai Indians
Wankhede has always been a favourite for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they have had an upper hand in all the three previous encounters.
|Matches won batting first||30|
|Matches won bowling first||30|
|Average 1st Inns scores||165|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||152|
|Highest total recorded||235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI|
|Lowest total recorded||67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI|
|Highest score chased||195/5 (14.4 Ov) by MI vs RR|
|Lowest score defended||135/6 (20 Ov) by DC vs MI|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Wankhede Stadium)
If the pitch is slightly damp like the previous match, captain winning the toss is likely to opt for bowling. This will help fast bowlers as well as the batting conditions might improve in the second innings.
How do the teams stack up?
Three-time champions, Mumbai Indians have not had a good IPL tournament so far. Rohit Sharma is still struggling to be the front runner for his team. Kieron Pollard is in the danger of not getting picked anytime now. Adam Milne will be a good replacement for Mitchell McClenaghan; MI could try his luck in their next match. The bowling unit is pretty strong. Mayank Markande who started off this season very well should regain his momentum. MI’s playing 11 is likely to be the same.
Following three consecutive victories, Sunrisers have faced back-to- back losses against KXIP and CSK. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will miss this game due to his back injury. His replacement could be Sandeep Kumar who already played a game in place of B Kumar; Basil Thampi could be considered too. Shikhar Dhawan will be back if he is qualified fit, else Ricky Bhui might get another game. Yusuf Pathan’s recovery from cramps is also dubious. Rashid Khan should make a comeback after his bad bowling figures against KXIP and CSK.
MI Probable Final 11:
Rohit Sharma (captain), JaspritBumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan(WK), MayankMarkande, Evin Lewis, Mitchell McClenaghan, Evin Lewis.
Players to watch out for– Surya Kumar Yadav, Mayank Markande
SRH Probable Final 11:
Shikhar Dhawan/RK Bhui, KS Williamson (c), MK Pandey, DJ Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, YK Pathan, WP Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, S Sharma, B Stanlake, S Kaul
Players to watch out for– Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan