The 69th match of the IPL 2023 will be played on Sunday (May 21) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This season, MI has won seven out of its 13 games, whereas SRH has only won four of its 13 games. SRH are currently in the bottom place in the points table, while MI are in sixth. Keep reading to find out How can MI qualify for the playoffs?
With Lucknow winning their final group stage match, there is only one team left for qualification. It will be a huge tussle between RCB, MI and RR.
MI Qualification scenarios
The qualification scenario for Mumbai Indians in the current IPL season hangs in the balance. To secure a spot in the playoffs, they have two potential paths. First, MI must defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad while also relying on Gujarat Titans to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore. Alternatively, MI can secure their qualification by winning their match by a certain margin, let’s say X + 80 runs, while RCB wins their match by X runs. In this case, MI would require the support of Hardik’s GT team to help them secure a place in the playoffs. It’s a nail-biting situation for Mumbai Indians as they await the outcomes of these crucial matches to determine their fate in the tournament.
MI vs SRH | Head to Head
In the IPL so far, each teams have played each other 20 times. SRH has won nine games, leaving MI with 11 victories. This year, MI won the opening leg of the match, and they have triumphed in three of their previous five encounters with SRH.
Total Matches Played: 20
MI Won: 11
SRH Won: 9
The margin of defeat for MI’s previous match against the Lucknow Super Giants was only five runs. Marcus Stoinis scored an outstanding 89 runs off 47 deliveries to assist LSG record a total of 177 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. In response, MI scored 172 runs while losing five wickets. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma got things going well, scoring 90 runs together despite losing wickets. However, MI’s next few batters came up empty-handed.
In their most recent match, SRH batted first against Royal Challengers Bangalore and amassed 186 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Heinrich Klaasen scored 104 runs off 51 deliveries to record his first IPL century. Virat Kohli’s sixth IPL century overshadowed his performance, though. With eight wickets in hand, RCB completed the chase in 19.2 overs.
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