IPL 2018, Match 23: MI vs SRH - Preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats
Previewing the crucial clash between MI and SRH.
The three-time champions, Mumbai Indians, will be up against the confident Sunrisers from Hyderabad for the 23rd match of the season.
Languishing at the bottom of the table with just one win in five games, Mumbai Indians will look at their home run to put an end to their poor form and give them a much-needed chance to end higher up the table. Thus, it will prove to be a must-win encounter for Mumbai Indians.
On the other hand, Sunrisers are enjoying being in the top four in the points table. For Sunrisers, things are far more promising than Mumbai Indians. Sunrisers have won three of the five games, including the one against Mumbai Indians earlier in the season.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 23 Details:
Match Date: 24 April 2018, Tuesday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: The Wankhede Stadium will be dipped in the colors of blue. Thus, a house-full game is expected with an approximate crowd turnout of 32,600.
With no forecast of rain, a full game is expected. The humidity levels will be as high as 59%. There should be a bit of breeze early on in the match as well.
Being located to the Arabian Sea means that the Wankhede stadium has enough for the swing bowlers and they get a fair amount of assistance during the early part of each day. Red soil is used to prepare the pitch, which ensures consistent bounce. The venue provides great entertainment when it comes to T20 cricket.
SRH 6 - MI 5. SRH have a slight edge over MI with six wins in their bank as compared to five wins for the latter.
Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad:
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) IPL 2018 Squad:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, and Alex Hales.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 23 between MI and SRH:
2 – The number of wickets required by Shakib Al Hasan to reach 50 IPL wickets.
3 – Rohit Sharma needs to hit three more sixes to complete 300 sixes in the history of T20 cricket. He will become the seventh player in the history of T20 cricket to hit 300 or more sixes.
3 – Yusuf Pathan needs to hit three more fours to complete 250 fours in the history of IPL. He will become fourteenth Indian player in the history of IPL to hit 250 or more fours.
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