SRH vs MI: Match 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will see the defending champions Mumbai Indians take on the most struggling side Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.
Both the teams have played 7 games till now, out of which Sunrisers Hyderabad have won only one game while Mumbai Indians have registered victories in 4 games and are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, is at the bottom of the points table with only one victory to their name. Owing to their bad performance, the management has decided to go for a mid-season captaincy change and Kane Williamson has been appointed as the new captain of the team.
Not just this, they have also dropped him from the playing XI against Rajasthan Royals in their last match. However, that didn’t help them in changing their fortune as they lost the match against RR by 55 runs.
The middle-order has been a concern for SRH and it will be interesting to see how the team solves this problem. They need to come up with an improved performance in their upcoming clash to stay relevant in the T20 competition.
While Jonny Bairstow has to come up with a more responsible knock, Kane Williamson also needs to take tough calls while selecting their playing XI. Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar also need to open their hands as it will be a crucial match for them and they can not take their opponent lightly.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have won two back to back games and it would have surely boosted their confidence. Kieron Pollard came up with perhaps the greatest all-around performance in Mumbai Indians history to trump Chennai Super Kings in a high-scoring encounter.
The flexibility in using Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard, and the success with it, should encourage them to try the same against SunRisers Hyderabad. Suryakumar Yadav is struggling with the bat and needs to come back more strongly in this match. The pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have done wonders for the team and are expected to do the same in this match as well.
Notably, this will be their second face-off in the season. The last time both sides met, it was Mumbai, who emerged victorious by 13 runs. Talking about their head-to-head record, out of a total of 17 matches between the two teams, Hyderabad has won 8 games while Mumbai has won 9 games.
SRH vs MI Match Details
- Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Match 31
- Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
SRH vs MI Weather & Pitch Report
Batters from both teams will be licking their lips looking at the surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. This is a batting-friendly track here in Delhi. The pitch is expected to behave in a similar way in the upcoming match as well. Spinners are also expected to get some assistance from the wicket.
Considering the past results and the overall conditions, the captain winning the toss could look to bowl first. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with dew expected to play a part in the second innings.
The weather conditions in Delhi seem to be ideal for an uninterrupted game of T20 cricket on Tuesday. There will be a significant cloud cover during the game, however, fortunately for the two participating teams, there are no chances of rain. The temperatures are likely to hover around 35 degrees during the game.
SRH vs MI Head-to-Head
Sunrisers Hyderabad & Mumbai Indians Recent Form
Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
Mumbai Indians Form
SRH vs MI Predicted Playing XI
Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Bench: Abhishek Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, David Warner, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Jason Roy.
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Bench: Sherfane Rutherford, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter Nile.
Match Predictions For Match 31 – SRH vs MI
If SunRisers Hyderabad Bowl First
- MI Powerplay Score: 55-60
- MI Overall Score: 170-190
Sunrisers Hyderabad win the match.
If Mumbai Indians Bowl First
- SRH Powerplay Score: 45-55
- SRH Overall Score: 160-180
Mumbai Indians win the match.
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