The 31st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is scheduled to take place between the bottom dwellers Sunrisers Hyderabad and the defending champions Mumbai Indians, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, this Tuesday.
The Sunrisers are having one of their worst seasons so far since their inception in 2012 as they find themselves at the bottom of the table with just a single win from the 7 matches played so far. Mumbai Indians on the other hand have not been in their usual commanding form but their win against CSK, where they managed to chase down a mammoth target of 218 would have definitely elevated the confidence in their camp. Mumbai Indians are placed in the 4th position with 4 wins from 7 matches.
With all the teams completing their first legs, we will be witnessing the teams locking horns for the second time. The previous encounter between them went in favor of Rohit Sharma and Co. who managed to come out on top by a narrow margin of 13 runs.
Can SRH make late inroads to the cash-rich tournament? Or will it be the five-time champions who come out the victor?
Match Toss Time: 19:00 Local (13:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 19:30 Local (14:00 GMT)
Match Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Head to Head
Matches Played: 17, Sunrisers Hyderabad: 8, Mumbai Indians: 9
The conditions are ideal for the game as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day and no chance for a downpour whatsoever. The temperature is expected to be hovering in the 34-31 degree Celsius and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 22 percent mark.
The strip in Delhi has been an absolute belter and it is likely to remain the same for this encounter. We expect another high-scoring thriller and the dew factor is not expected to play a major role. The team winning the toss should be to bowl first as out of the 4 matches the teams chasing have tasted success on 3 occasions.
Sunrisers Hyderabad made a drastic decision by axing David Warner from the captaincy. The new skipper Kane Williamson could bring no change to the team’s misery as they once again ended up on the losing side. The idea of keeping Warner does not seem to have worked well and he is likely to make it to the playing Xl for this encounter.
Mumbai Indians seem to have found the winning mojo right on time as they managed to produce two wins in a row. James Neesham was not able to make an impact in his debut game for the MI but his all-round skills are likely to give him one more game. No changes are expected in their playing combination.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Jonny Bairstow (wk), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson (C), Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
The MI skipper Rohit Sharma has been in great touch and he is someone who can score big once in the zone. Kieron Pollard has produced the goods yet once again and this time with the ball as well. The other two players who could bring in great value in your fantasy line-up would be the in-form Jos Buttler and young sensation Rashid Khan.
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