SRH vs MI Match Preview: Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and IPL 2021 points table bottom dwellers SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be squaring off in the second last game of the league stage of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium tonight.
While the match may not be of the equal importance to SRH as they are out of the race from making it into the top four, it is the most crucial one for MI as it is their only chance for qualifying the league stage. SRH. however, would want to give their best to end the tournament on a winning note.
Unless MI pulls off a miracle and give their most iconic performance of the tournament this season, the fourth and the final ticket to the play offs will be sealed for good by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). KKR has taken the upper hand in the playoff race after making mincemeat of Rajasthan Royals in last night’s match at Sharjah, winning it by 86 runs. MI is in for a real tough struggle to demolish them from the race.
Speaking of their form, SRH skipper Kane Williamson is in a fine form and can pose to be quite a challenge for MI. In their last match, SRH returned back to their winning ways, pulling off a thrilling heist against RCB, beating them by four wickets and trampling their opportunity of ending in the top two spots. Their bowling department is also in dazzling form. Umran Malik emerged as their best bowler in the last game. He bowled the fastest delivery in the history of IPL (152.95 kmph).
Mumbai, which has blown hot and cold this season, completely destroyed the Rajasthan Royals by successfully chasing the second lowest target of the tournament this season so far. The victory has still kept their hopes up for securing the last seat in the playoffs.
Head to Head
Total – 17
SunRisers Hyderabad won – 8
Mumbai Indians – 9
No result – 0
SRH vs MI Match Details
Match No.: 55
Teams: Mumbai Indians & SunRisers Hyderabad
Match Date & Day: October 8, Thursday
Venue: Abu Dhabi
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
SRH vs MI Predicted XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
SunRisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (Captain), Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Umran Malik
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