SRH vs MI: Two of the most successful sides in the history of IPL, Mumbai Indians will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Match 9 on Saturday. Both sides haven’t played to their potential yet in the tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad are yet to win a game. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are coming into the contest on the back of a 10-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, Nevertheless, both sides would look to fill the loopholes and showcase better performances going ahead in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians preview
While runs have come from the top-order batsmen of MI, the likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are yet to fire in the tournament. As a result, the defending champions haven’t been able to post big totals that they are known for. The pitch at Chepauk has a lot to do with that. The big hitters haven’t been able to adjust to the slowish track. They will once again be batting on the surface and it remains to be seen how they fare this time around against a good SRH attack.
In the last game, Rahul Chahar brought MI back into the contest with a sensational spell of spin bowling. Given that the spinners are getting a lot of purchase from the surface, Rohit might be tempted to bring another spinner in the attack. You might see Piyush Chawla coming into the eleven in place of Marco Jensen. Other than that, you don’t expect MI to make any change.
Problems are plenty for SRH, on the other hand. David Warner and Co. haven’t managed to win a single contest in the tournament thus far. They have played two and lost both of them. The middle-order continues to become the weaker link in the side. Adding Kane Williamson has become important for them if they need to win the big game against MI. But who would they replace him with? Jason Holder? He hasn’t done anything wrong to lose his position, neither Jonny Bairstow. It remains to be if Kane will make his first outing, or keep warming the benches.
Also, SRH might bring in someone like Kedar Jadhav in place of Vijay Shankar, who has contributed neither with the bat or ball. The bowlers have done pretty well in the last game against RCB. So you don’t see any change in the department for the next game.
SRH vs MI Live Telecast:
The match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network.
Read the SRH vs MI Statistical Preview here!