The IPL 2021 has entered into the last day of the league matches with a doubleheader in it. The last-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Mumbai Indians who still have hopes of qualifying for the Playoffs. However, for Mumbai Indians, this match will have the utmost importance as if they win they can qualify for the Playoffs and will somewhat depend upon the Net Run Rate. In this match, Kolkata Knight Riders will be also keeping an eye on because the result of this match is crucial for them.
A contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians is always a close one because of their head to head record.
Matches Played: 17 matches
SRH Won: 8 matches
MI Won: 9 matches
Tie: 0 match
Even this time, this contest will surely bring a lot of excitement and fun to the fans because it is a crucial match for both teams.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Record:
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been home to high scoring matches. However, this time the pitch has slowed down and hence teams are struggling to score big here.
Matches Played: 36
Matches won by Batting first team: 15
Matches won by Chasing team: 21
No Result: 0
The first team that got knocked out from the IPL 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad, had a disappointing season. However, in the end, they are doing well and defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match. They will be looking to play as a party spoiler for Mumbai Indians too.
Predicted Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul
Jason Roy and Kane Williamson are the two most important players for the Hyderabad team. Besides them, Abdul Samad and Jason Holder have done well for them. The young sensation, Umran Malik has been the find for them. Apart from him, Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been excellent throughout the tournament.
The defending champions got their momentum late this season and are placed at the fifth spot in the points table with just 6 wins in 13 games. However, they still have a chance to qualify for the Playoffs if they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by a big margin. Though their team has the capability to do it and will be willing to do it.
Rahul Chahar, Quinton de Kock, Marco Jansen, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, Yudhvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Anukul Roy, Simarjeet Singh, Krunal Pandya
Players to watch out:
Mumbai Indians have a team with all the bases covered. Their new opening pair did well in the last game along with Hardik Pandya. In their bowling, James Neesham has given them another option. Nathan Coulter Nile and the rest of the bowlers are doing a fine job for the team.
Mumbai Indians have a knack of playing well under pressure. Even in the last game they dominated Rajasthan Royals and picked up an easy win. So we predict that Mumbai Indians will beat Sunrisers Hyderabad comfortably to enter the Playoffs and will be the top four teams with Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.