SRH vs MI IPL Prediction: Yesterday, Punjab Kings made short work of Chennai Super Kings total of 134/6. Faf du Plessis continued his good form with 76 off 55 but in response, we saw an even better innings by KL Rahul (98 off 42). Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals locked horns in an all-important clash in the evening. Put in to bat first on a tricky wicket, KKR posted 171/4 riding on a great opening partnership by Shumbman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. In reply, Royals were skittled out for a mere 85.
We have another doubleheader in-store today. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will go head to head. Mumbai has next to zero chances of qualifying now after yesterday’s result. They need to win by 170 runs to qualify. If Hyderabad elect to bat first, they will be eliminated without a ball bowled.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians
Match 55, Indian Premier League
8 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SRH vs MI Head to Head: It is pretty even between the two teams; Mumbai Indians have 9 wins while Sunrisers Hyderabad have 8 victories.
MI – 60%
SRH – 40%
Defending champions Mumbai Indians might not make it to the top four this year, but they are still a very dangerous side. SRH, on the other hand, have nothing to lose and are trying out new combinations all the time. MI are expected to win this game and go out with a bang.
Bet365: SRH: 2.5; MI: 1.53
Mumbai Indians will need to go big from the get-go and post a big total in order to have the slightest chance of qualification. Pollard will have to be at his best in order to achieve that. He is also bowling quite a bit lately.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is holding his own in an attack that features Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. He took a four-wicket haul in the previous game.
Jason Roy will enjoy the pace that MI bowlers have on offer. He looked in fine touch in the last game. He has 116 runs in 4 games.
SRH Playing XI
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Jason Roy, Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, and Siddharth Kaul.
MI Playing XI
Ishan Kishan (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Recent history suggests it will be another batting track, easy to bat on. Run scoring has been easy and bowlers have to be on top. The highest score of the second phase was scored on this ground. 160-170 could be a par score on this pitch. The team winning the toss would look to bat first.
If SRH bats first: 150-160
If MI bats first: 170-180
Abu Dhabi will have clear skies and a bright sunny day ahead. The maximum temperature during the day is expected to be a notch lower as compared to previous days at 35 degrees Celsius. After sunset which is at 06:02 PM local time, it will cool down a bit. The temperatures during the match shall be 32 degrees Celsius. The playing conditions will however continue to be tough due to calm or very light winds coupled with humidity percentage in the fifties.
WICKET-KEEPERS: W Saha, I Kishan
BATSMEN: R Sharma, K Williamson, J Roy
ALL-ROUNDERS: K Pollard, J Holder, J Neesham
BOWLERS: N Coulter-Nile, J Bumrah, Rashid Khan
Captain choices: K Pollard, N Coulter-Nile
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