SRH Vs MI, Match Preview
With Kolkata Knight Riders crushing the Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians are facing a near impossible task. They need to win by a margin of 171 runs to get ahead of KKR on net-run-rate. A repeat of their performance against Rajasthan is not sufficient, as the margin won’t take them close to the total.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad can effectively end Mumbai’s hopes at the toss. If they choose to bat first, Mumbai Indians will be knocked out. If Mumbai bowl first they have no chance of qualifying. The Sunrisers have shown glimpses of their past form in the win against Bangalore. They bowled well, and the pace attack is looking sharper. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was great in the death and Jason Holder used his experience well. A find for them is the speedster, Umran Malik.
SRH Vs MI, Team News
Since SRH don’t have a lot of left handers, which could result in the exclusion of Jayant Yadav. In his place Rahul Chahar is likely to come into the side.
SRH are likely to go in unchanged, unless they decide to try new players. There is a case of selecting David Warner as well, giving him an opportunity to play for Sunrisers before the big auction.
SRH Vs MI, Predicted XIs
Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Saurabh Tiwary, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 James Neesham, 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Rahul Chahar/Jayant Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Abhishek Sharma, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Priyam Garg, 5 Abdul Samad, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Umran Malik
SRH Vs MI, Players to Watch out for
Umran Malik is in as a replacement for Natarajan, and he is making his chance count. After impressing in the nets. Malik has displayed his strong pace in the limited opportunities he has got. He bowled the penultimate over against Bangalore, and maintained the score well, to help them get over the line. He has some nice deliveries which are being displayed nicely.
James Neesham came into the side for the game against Rajasthan, and played a key role in their win. He took some crucial wickets up front, and helped kill Rajasthan’s innings early. His batting isn’t on display yet, but his presence will help Mumbai bat more freely up front.
SRH Vs MI, Pitch Report
Abu Dhabi has gotten slower as the tournament reaches its final stages. While the ball is holding a bit, the dew factor is also eminent. With a lot of dew around, batting second is easier. The dew has also made the pitch as little easier to bat on in the second innings.