IPL 2021: SRH vs MI – The 31st game of the season will be underway on Tuesday. The reverse fixture will see Sunrisers take on Mumbai Indians at Feroz Shah Kotla. The game starts at 7:30 pm IST.
No fans will be allowed inside the stadium due to the government’s increasing restrictions to curb down the spread of Covid-19.
SRH vs MI – Match Preview
Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi has been a massively high scoring ground. Mumbai Indians chased down a massive total of 219 runs against Chennai, making use of the shorter boundary length it has. The bowlers might have a hard time during the powerplay overs as hitting the ball over the fence is not so difficult here. Sunrisers’ bowling would be the most reliable attacking front of the team as their batting has failed to perform this year. One can expect Hyderabad to keep a check on Mumbai’s runs given the likes of Rashid Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar performing.
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday was postponed due to a covid outbreak in the Kolkata Knight Riders training camp. Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy were the two players who tested positive for Covid-19 virus.
Hence the table stands as it was on the previous day. Rajasthan climbs to fifth spot and DC gains lead over CSK. Delhi are currently on the top of the table followed by CSK, RCB and Mumbai.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News
IPL 2021 has not been particularly kind to the orange army. Sunrisers Hyderabad sit on the bottom of the table with just a single win in all the seven matches they have played. Although the continued run of defeats has damaged the team morale, they have shown a relentless fighting spirit.
Sunrisers lost their sixth game of the season on Sunday, going head to head against Rajasthan Royals. Hyderabad wanted to approach the game from a different perspective here on, hence decided on shifting their captaincy to the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. David Warner stepped down from the ranks and Hyderabad went against Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan, to concede a total of 220 runs. It did not quite work out for them. Jos Butler’s 124 runs of 62 balls along with Sanju Samson’s 48 maneuvered them to a defendable total.
Hyderabad’s continuous efforts to cope up with all the challenges thrown at them is quite commendable. Sitting on the last position in the table, they still have the slightest of chances to finish in the top four.
Predicted Eleven– Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Kane Williamson(Overseas), Jonny Bairstow(Overseas); Mohammed Nabi(Overseas), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan(Overseas), Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Khaleel Ahmed
Mumbai Indians Team News
Mumbai Indians emerged victorious going against the mighty Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. A match that seemed to almost slip out of Mumbai’s hands was eventually saved by the West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Mumbai Indians won the toss and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat first. Chennai Super Kings, who have been indispensable this season made the most out of it and scored a whopping 218 runs. Ambati Rayudu’s 72 of 24 balls sky-rocketed their game by miles.
Mumbai who were handed their first 200 plus total in this years’ IPL, had a poor start to the match. None of the openers were able to sustain their game and had to walk back to the pavilion. The game changed completely when Keiron Pollard dawned on the pitch. The West Indian who was already considered as a threat, became one. Pollard hit 8 sixes and 6 fours to bring his team back into the match. Chennai could not find a way to end the blizzard this West Indian brought along with him and had to undergo the defeat.
A big comeback for the men in blue. Hopefully, they will be looking forward to doing the same on Tuesday.
Predicted Eleven– Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, James Neesham(Overseas), Quinton de Kock(Overseas); Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult(Overseas), Kieron Pollard(Overseas), Jasprit Bumrah.
SRH vs MI – Key Stats
Mumbai lead on a margin of a single match going head to head against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 17 games between the two sides the men in blue have been victorious nine times. Hyderabad can close the one-match gap on Tuesday and draw level with Rohit’s team. The previous fixture of this years’ IPL saw Mumbai bundle Hyderabad; who failed to chase a low total of 151 runs.
David Warner has scored the most number of runs(524) in this particular fixture and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar stands out as the top wicket taker having dismissed Mumbai 16 times.
An interesting reverse fixture which gives Sunrisers an opportunity to get their bit of revenge