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Aashay Chopade ∙ Updated: May 22 2023, 3:51 AM | 3 Min Read

What Is The Cricket Match Today? Expected Changes, Winner Prediction

image-lhwititdHeinrich Klaasen celebrating his century against RCB (AP Photo)

It is time for the final day of the league stage of IPL 2023 and the penultimate game of league stage is between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). MI, the five-time champions need to win this game and then hope that RCB loses their final league game as their net run-rate is pretty low compared to RCB and RR who are in the race for the final playoff spot. 

For SRH, it is an opportunity to salvage some pride and end the season on a high as they are already out of the playoffs race. So, this is a pressure game for MI and let's see how they go about their business.

What is the venue of MI vs SRH game?

The venue of this MI-SRH game is the home of MI - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. MI managed to beat SRH at Hyderabad earlier this season and would be looking to deliver a dominating performance in this crucial encounter.

What are the expected changes in the playing XI of MI?

Mumbai Indians are coming into their familiar conditions for this game and we would surely see them going back to the team combination that has worked for them at the Wankhede. So, Hrithik Shokeen who played the last game at Lucknow will be replaced by Kumar Kartikeya. Also, Chris Jordan has been expensive and he can be replaced by Riley Meredith.

Expected playing XI of MI

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Cameron Green, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya.

Impact Player - Vishnu Vinod (He will be slotted into XI when MI bats)

What are the expected changes in the playing XI of SRH?

Sunrisers Hyderabad have chopped and changed their playing XI right throughout this season and that has created instability in their camp. They have a quality arsenal at their disposal though and we might again see them making flurry of changes for this game. 

Umran Malik is expected to be back in the XI in place of Kartik Tyagi while Mayank Markande also may play in this game after being left out surprisingly in the last game. Also Marco Jansen can make his way back in place of Harry Brook.

Expected playing XI of SRH

Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Mayank Markande

Impact Player: Sanvir Singh (He will be slotted into XI when SRH bats)

Winner Prediction

Mumbai Indians have played well at their home and we can expect them to win this must-win encounter.