Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has a pitch that every batter dreams about. Big runs are indeed a reality here, and it is not something new for teams to chase big scores. While electing to bowl first is a major suggestion, batters retain the power to turn the match in their favor at any moment, especially if they have spent some time on the pitch to reach the middle overs.
Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet in the 25th match of TATA IPL 2023 on April 18, 2023, at 7:30 pm IST. Batters are likely to take center stage, and hence, we take a look at the top five batters who can leave a huge impact in today’s MI vs. SRH.
Suryakumar Yadav, also known as SKY, captained his side in the last match after Rohit Sharma had to stay out because of a stomach bug. SKY is back in the form of the previous score. Anything is to go by. The T20 batter scored 43 runs off 25 deliveries against KKR. A decent score is agreed upon; however, one cannot ignore the fact that SKY is coming back from consecutive golden ducks. This score is only to boost his confidence to face SRH.
Rohit Sharma could again come as a substitute, depending on what kind of health he is going through. Nonetheless, he will still be able to leave an impact against the SRH bowlers with quick-fire shots.
He scored 20 runs off 13 balls with a single boundary and two 6s. This signals that he can accelerate his innings at any moment to lay a strong foundation with his opening partner – Ishan Kishan.
Tilak Varma faces his own houses today, but that will have nothing to do with how he brings out his cricketing skills. He has 177 runs registered to his name from the last four IPL matches. The youngster will look to fire his shots all over the ground with a strong backing of the batter’s pitch.
Harry Brook is one talented English batter, announcing his entry with a century achieved in just 55 balls. Brooks was one of the most expensive right-handed batters to be acquired by SRH.
Memes can take a break, for the batter has fueled up his intentions of going big in this season of TATA IPL. Some of the best online cricket betting sites could incline toward SRH if Brook continues to hit power shots.
Aiden Markram is leading SRH, with convenience, one can say. He is credited with leading Eastern Cape to the inaugural SA20 title. Despite SRH being in the 9th position in the leaderboard, chances are that he may regain the momentum for the team with the third consecutive victory.
An additional batter who is worth mentioning in the list is Ishan Kishan. The MI opening partner of Rohit Sharma has accumulated a total of 2001 runs in 74 innings. His best came even in the previous match where MI faced KKR, with Kishan bringing up 58 runs off 25 balls. His work against DC is worth mentioning, too, with 31 off 26 balls to his name.
Bowlers are sure to have a tough day at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Mayank Markande have to lead the charge for SRH, and Piyush Chawla & Duan Jensen has to do the same for MI.