SRH vs MI IPL: IPL’s Match no 31 between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi.
Both Hyderabad and Mumbai played 17 games against each other, out of which Mumbai won 9 and SRH won 8. This is the second time they’re meeting each other, in their encounter at Chepauk, Mumbai Indians won that game by 35 runs. This match will be super important for SRH as they want to register a victory to remain in the race of playoffs.
Let’s analyze and find out the best fantasy picks from both teams.
There is some major problem not with the SRH team but with its management. That is affecting them in playing good in this season. Till now they’ve won only 1 match and lost 7. In the last match against RR handing over the captaincy to Kane Williamson is OK but making David Warner out of the squad is not understandable at all. How can a team play without its key performer for the past so many years? Warner got replaced by Mohammad Nabi who failed drastically against the Royals. SRH bowlers looked ineffective in front of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. None of the bowlers succeeded in making his mark.
As far as batting is concern, in place of Warner, Manish Pandey came out to bat as an opener. Both the openers gave a good start to the team, but again the weakest link for SRH, their middle-order failed once again.
To win against the mighty Mumbai, SRH needs to make some good changes to the team otherwise it will be too late for them, or it’s already too late?
1. Manish Pandey
So far in this tournament, he has shown some good temperament and composure with the bat. He is one of the few players of SRH who are performing well. Against Rajasthan, he scored 31 runs in 20 balls with a strike rate of 155.
2. Kane Williamson
As he is captain of the team now, he has an immense responsibility on his shoulders to perform for the team. He did well so far in the tournament although he got out cheaply against the Royals. If SRH wants to win then Kane Williamson has to make sure that he scores plenty of runs with a good strike rate.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has yet to find his golden rhythm in this tournament so far. Yet he can be a crucial asset for the Sunrisers if he will bowl well in death overs and take few wickets in the powerplay. His record against Mumbai is great as he picked up 16 wickets against them.
Mumbai Indians will be high in confidence as they registered the victory in their last two games against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. So far in this season they’ve won 7 out of 4 games and lost 3.
Their last match against Chennai was a high-scoring game with both teams scored 440+ runs on the board. As far as the bowling of Mumbai is concerned, it looks good and strong, but in the last match, none of the bowlers apart from Pollard impressed everyone with his bowling. In 2 overs he just gave 12 runs and took 2 crucial wickets. Chennai’s batting was too strong that day.
As far as batting is considered, we have analyzed a few days ago that Mumbai’s middle order can win them matches, and that exactly happened in the last game. Pollard was outstanding, he scored 87 runs with a strike rate of 255.88, and both Hardik and Krunal Pandya played well which helped Mumbai chase down a big total.
Surya Kumar Yadav’s form can be a worry for the Mumbai Indians but against SRH, he can improve his stats and can get back his lost form.
1. Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock struggled at the start of the tournament but from the last two games he is getting some good start and he succeeded to convert it. In this match, if he along with Rohit Sharma can set up a strong foundation in the powerplay then Mumbai can eye for a big total.
2. Kieron Pollard
Pollard has a really good record against the SRH. He has scored more than 400 runs against the orange army and he also is in prime form with both bat and bowl. He can be the match-winner for Mumbai tonight.
3. Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah wants to forget his last match as a bowler where he conceded runs at the economy of over 9. Against SRH he is successful in taking 13 wickets in his career and he will be the bowler to watch out tonight against SRH.
Mumbai Indians look like a very strong contender to win this game. If SRH wants to win this, then they have to find out the right balance of performers with both bat and bowl. For SRH, the Middle order must perform and bowlers apart from Rashid need to bowl at an economy of less than 8. For Mumbai, their batting is top class, bowlers need to forget what happened in the last game and start fresh for the match.