Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Mumbai Indians in the 55th match of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s prospects of qualifying have already passed them by. They’ve only won three of their 13 games so far, and they’re now in last place in the standings. They’ll be trying to win this game to end their journey on a positive note.
SRH Vs. MI- The Match Preview
SRH last played Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi, where they defeated the RCB by 4 runs. SRH scored 141 runs in their first innings, with Jason Roy scoring 44 runs and skipper Kane Williamson scoring 31. The superb bowling performance by the SRH bowlers enabled RCB to lose all wickets in 137 runs. Each bowler had picked a wicket in that game.
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— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 8, 2021
The last time MI played against RR in Sharjah, when they won by 8 wickets. RR only managed to score 90 runs when batting first. Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets, Jimmy Neesham took three, and Jasprit Bumrah took two. So, MI got off to a fast start, chasing down the score in only 8.2 overs. Ishan Kishan hit an undefeated half-century off only 25 deliveries.
SRH and MI have met 17 times in the tournament’s history, with MI winning 9 games and SRH winning 8. The Mumbai Indians also defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs the last time they faced each other.
Probable XI Players Of Both Teams
- Kane Williamson.
- Jason Roy.
- Wriddhiman Saha.
- Priyam Garg.
- Abhishek Sharma.
- Abdul Samad.
- Jason Holder.
- Rashid Khan.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
- Siddarth Kaul.
- Umran Malik.
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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 8, 2021
- Rohit Sharma.
- Ishan Kishan.
- Suryakumar Yadav.
- Saurabh Tiwary.
- Kieron Pollard.
- Hardik Pandya.
- James Neesham.
- Nathan Coulter-Nile.
- Jayant Yadav.
- Jasprit Bumrah.
- Trent Boult.
Key Players To Look Forward To
Kane Williamson: He is the team’s captain, and is a right-handed batter from Sunrisers Hyderabad. He’s hit 266 runs so far this season and has the potential to be a strong batsman in today’s match as well.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batter for the MI, and also the team captain. He has so far scored 363 runs this season, and if Mumbai is to enter the playoffs, he will have to lead from the front.
Jason Roy: SRH’s right-handed batsman Jason Roy is the match opener for the squad. In the past four matches, he has scored 114 runs. He’ll be aiming to keep up his strong performance this season too.
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman. So far this season, he has hit 157 runs. In the previous game, he hit an undefeated half-century off just 25 balls.
Jasprit Bumrah: Apart from being a right-handed batsman, he is also a medium-fast bowler of the MI squad. He has picked up 19 wickets this season, and that’s why the team will be expecting a lot from him today.
What We Think
As the stadium has a batting-friendly surface, we think the pacers will have an advantage towards the latter half of the game. In that sense, both teams have an equal chance to win today’s game. Let’s hope the best one wins.