IPL 2023: SRH vs MI, Today’s Match Prediction – Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians lock horns against Aiden Markram-led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 25th match of IPL 2023. After starting their campaign with two consecutive defeats, both MI and SRH have made great comebacks to clinch the next two games. Here’s how the two could fare against each other when they clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Mumbai considering Archer; batsman on roll
Mumbai Indians are in a dilemma over the selection of their premier fast bowler Jofra Archer due to an elbow problem. The English speedster only played for MI in their opening game against RCB and has been out of action since then, missing the next three. Mumbai will be desperate to get him back.
Meanwhile, MI batsmen are showing glimpses of their best. Ishan Kishan was brilliant while Suryakumar Yadav also scored some quickfire runs in the previous game against KKR. Tim Davids and Cameron Green have been reliable in the middle order. Mumbai Indians have been facing issues with their pace bowling at an economy of 10.33, which is the third worst in the current season.
Harry Brook’s form major boost for SRH
Harry Brook made a statement in the IPL when he scored a blistering hundred against KKR at the Eden Gardens. He was earlier asked to play a middle-order role but his promotion to the top has been a major boost for SRH. Performances from Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma in the middle gave SRH strength.
Mayank Markande has also been a great replacement for Adil Rashid. The young Indian spinner has picked up 6 wickets in just 2 matches and is hungry for more.
Pitch Report & Weather
The surface at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium favors the spinners as Chahal and Markande have taken four wickets each in the two matches played here.
The weather in Hyderabad is expected to be clear in the evening. There is no chance of rain. The temperature is expected to be around 28.
Best Batsman: Rohit Sharma
The MI skipper could be one batsman to watch out for. He averages over 38 in Hyderabad and if he is fit enough to play, he will smash the bowlers.
Best Bowler: Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla can trouble the SRH batsmen. Mayank Agarwal is out of form, Brook doesn’t find it easy going against spin and that will motivate Sharma to bring him in early.
Match Winner Prediction: Mumbai Indians