Hyderabad vs Mumbai, 8th Match IPL 2024 Preview

Hyderabad vs Mumbai IPL 2024

The contest of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians will keep fans captivated as both teams will be aiming for their first win in the IPL 2024 tournament.

Especially, Hardik Pandya — the new Mumbai Indians captain and Pat Cummins — Sunrisers Hyderabad’s new skipper will lock horns against each other in the eighth match of the tournament.

In this preview, we will reveal the performance of both teams, probable playing XI and impact players. Furthermore, we will analyze the toss prediction and pitch report that helps to determine the match result. Most importantly, you need to know the head-to-head stats of both teams so that you can predict accurately. Before that you need to know the date, venue weather forecast and timings of the upcoming match.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Preview: Date, Venue, Weather Forecast and Timings

Here is the detailed information on the date, venue, weather forecast and timings of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match tabulated below:

Date and Day27th March 2024 (Wednesday)
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Uppal Stadium), Hyderabad
Seating Capacity55,000
Weather ForecastClear Sky / No chances of Rain
Timings07:30 pm IST

Hyderabad vs Mumbai: Performance Review

Based on the performances of both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in their first match, a comparison can be drawn as shown below:

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): 

The Sunrisers Hyderabad attempted to deliver a remarkable effort against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on 23rd March 2024 (Saturday). Chasing a target of 209 runs, the Pat Cummins-led side was lowered to 111-4 in 14 overs. However, it would become impossible for any team to score 60 runs in the last four overs to chase the target.

But, these two batters maintained a 58-run partnership that recharged the hopes of SRH namely:

  • Heinrich Klaasen: 63 runs from 29 balls (including 8 sixes)
  • Shahbaz Ahmed: 16 runs from 5 balls (including 1 four and 2 sixes)

As a result, the equation was reduced to 13 runs off the last over. After Shahbaz Ahmed’s dismissal, still 7 runs were required from 5 balls. But, KKR’s medium pacer Harshit Rana silenced the SRH fans by dismissing Heinrich Klaasen’s. Consequently, KKR secured a  4-run victory against the SRH.

2. Mumbai Indians (MI):

The Mumbai Indians fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah (14-3 in 4 overs) and Gerald Coetzee (27-2 in 4 overs) were successful in restricting Gujarat Titans to a decent total of 168-6 in 20 overs. Especially, Piyush Chawla grabbing the wicket of Gujarat Titans skipper Shubman Gill was the crucial moment to restrict the flow of runs.

However, MI batters weren’t able to chase the target, despite the brilliant performance of these batters namely:

  • Dewald Brevis: 46 runs from 38 balls (including 2 fours and 3 sixes)
  • Rohit Sharma: 43 runs from 29 balls (including 7 fours and 1 six)
  • Naman Dhir: 20 runs from 10 balls (including 3 fours and 1 six)

As 19 runs were required from the final over, the MI skipper Hardik Pandya had the huge responsibility of playing the best finisher’s role. Even Hardik Pandya’s cameo of 11 runs from 4 balls (including 1 four and 1 six), couldn’t save his team to achieve the target after falling into the trap of GT’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav. It resulted in the Gujarat Titans securing a 6-run victory in their first match.

Hyderabad vs Mumbai Probable Playing XI and Impact Players

You need to know the probable playing XI and impact players of both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians ahead of the intriguing contest:

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

Let us consider the expected playing XI and the possibilities of including five impact players of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the upcoming match:

Probable Playing XI:

  1. Mayank Agarwal
  2. Rahul Tripathi
  3. Aiden Markram
  4. Heinrich Klaasen (wicketkeeper)
  5. Abdul Samad
  6. Shahbaz Ahmed
  7. Marco Jansen
  8. Pat Cummins (captain)
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Mayank Markande
  11. T Natarajan

Possible Impact Players:

  1. Abhishek Sharma
  2. Nitish Reddy
  3. Washington Sundar
  4. Umran Malik
  5. Glenn Phillips

2. Mumbai Indians (MI):

Similarly, let us consider the expected playing XI and possible impact players for the forthcoming match:

Probable playing XI:

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
  3. Tilak Varma
  4. Naman Dhir
  5. Hardik Pandya (Captain)
  6. Tim David
  7. Shams Mulani
  8. Piyush Chawla
  9. Gerald Coetzee
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Luke Wood

Possible Impact Players:

  1. Dewald Brevis
  2. Romario Shepherd
  3. Vishnu Vinod
  4. Nehal Wadhera
  5. Mohammad Nabi

Hyderabad vs Mumbai: Head-to-Head Stats

The head-to-head stats help you to predict more accurately if Sunrisers Hyderabad or Mumbai Indians can win the upcoming match tonight:

Total Matches Played21
Matches won by SRH9
Matches won by MI12
Highest score by SRH200
Highest score by MI235
Lowest score by SRH96
Lowest score by MI87

Notably, Mumbai Indians dominated Sunrisers Hyderabad since IPL 2020 by winning 5 out of 7 matches.  

Hyderabad vs Mumbai: Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The pitch condition at Uppal Stadium provides a fair contest of bat and ball between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. It is expected that teams batting at this venue will certainly score 180-plus.

Since both the teams have chased the target in their first match, it is expected that the toss winners would decide to bat first and post a huge total.

Hyderabad vs Mumbai: Overall Match Result Prediction

As the stage is set for thrilling encounters between both brilliant captains, let us consider the possible scenarios of the overall match results by evaluating the strengths of both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians:

Scenario 1: Mumbai Indians Winning

Here are the possible scenarios for Mumbai Indians securing their first win of the IPL 2024 tournament:

  • Opening batters like Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan finding their form to maintain a consistent partnership.
  • Hardik Pandya playing the best finisher’s role
  • If MI bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee and Piyush Chawla pick up crucial wickets at frequent time intervals.

Scenario 2: Sunrisers Hyderabad Winning

On the other side, there are equal chances for Sunrisers Hyderabad to claim their first victory in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League:

  • Pat Cummins as a captain and fast bowler should a crucial role in grabbing many wickets
  • Opening batters such as Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi should provide a decent start to their team
  • Middle-order batsmen namely Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad should play explosive innings by scoring runs instantly.