The uniqueness of this match is that a winning streak is currently enjoyed by both teams involved and one of them will end up losing in Sharjah. Mumbai had a poor start against Chennai and a chance to win the game against Bangalore; one that looked as dead as a rubber. As the team works as a unit and their pace attack has been impressive, Mumbai currently doesn’t have anything to worry about. Bumrah has yet to join the gang, but he will, sooner or later.
On the other side, Hyderabad got a big boost from the way their middle-order played in the match against CSK. Abhishek Sharma took the team to a total of 164 with the top four batsmen, young Priyam Garg and his U19 colleague, out. This takes a significant weight off the shoulders of Warner and Bairstow as it will now offer confidence in their middle-order to the squad; something that has been missing all these years.
It is going to be a scorching afternoon in Sharjah, with the temperature reaching 36 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. It will also be quite windy.
The Sharjah track has a lot of bounce on offer. The ball has been beautifully coming on to the bat, and a six-hitting fest can be expected with the short limits in store. There is not much on this pitch for the bowlers, but spinners may have a crucial role to play in determining the match’s outcome.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Krunal Pandya
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dream 11:
Jonny Bairstow (c&wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah
Although both teams have had similar results, it is the Indians of Mumbai who have been more convincing. Even though the top order of SRH is going to be a challenge to MI, its middle-order definitely doesn’t fit Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. If they get moving, it’ll be hard to contain them, and that gives MI the advantage in this game over SRH. Let’s back Mumbai Indians to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at baji.live now!