Aiden Markram’s SRH head into the match on the back of their second successive win, while MI, who will be led by either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav, are also fresh from their second successive win. SRH and MI have both won 2 of 4 matches so far.
Now, the two former champions will clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, which will host it’s third match of the season. SRH have lost one and won one at their home so far.
In their two fixtures at home, Sunrisers Hyderabad opened the season with a 72-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals, but bounced back with an 8-wicket win over Punjab Kings in the second fixture.
Ahead of SRH vs MI 2023 meeting at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Pitch Report
Uppal Stadium has been known produce some slow wickets, but has also delivered some high-scoring matches. The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 158 and batting second is 147. The IPL record at the venue shows that teams batting second have had the most success.
In IPL 2023, team chasing and batting first have one match each. The noon match saw the team defending come out on top, while the evening match saw the team chase come out victorious.
RR defended a total of 203 by restricting the hosts to 131/8 with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal dominating with a 4-wicket haul, while SRH bounced back in the second outing at their home venue, where they chased down a target of 144 with 17 balls to spare versus PBKS.
In the two matches at the venue, spinners have dominated with 10 wickets, especially two leg-spinners Markande and Chahal taking four wickets each in the two matches. The matches at the venue between SRH and MI have a history of low-scoring matches. So, we may have another on our hands.
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium IPL stats
Batting First Won: 28
Chasing Won: 38
Highest Total: 231/2 by SRH vs RCB in 2019
Highest Run Chase: 217/7 by RR vs Deccan Chargers in 2008
Lowest Total: 80 All Out by DC vs SRH in 2013
Lowest Total Defended: 126 by SRH vs Pune Warriors India in 2013
Average 1st Innings Score: 158
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SRH Record in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad
SRH Played: 46
SRH Won: 30
SRH Lost: 15
SRH Tied: 1
SRH Won Batting First: 13
SRH Won Chasing: 17
SRH Highest Total: 231
SRH Lowest Total: 96
MI Record in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad
MI Played: 11
MI Won: 7
MI Lost: 4
MI Won Batting First: 5
MI Won Chasing: 2
MI Highest Score: 178
MI Lowest Total: 129
Hyderabad weather forecast on Tuesday, April 18
The day will be very warm with a maximum temperature of 40o C, but is expected to be a little better during the playing hours with max temperature of 35o C. There is no chance of rain and weather is unlikely to play spoilsport when Sunrisers Hyderabad host Mumbai Indians.
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