The 9th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to take place between the five-time champions Mumbai Indians and the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians, who started their campaign with a loss once again managed to bounce back in their second match-up against the Kolkata Knight Riders and now find themselves placed in a comfortable 2nd position. Their opponents Sunrisers are yet to open their account this season and are placed 7th in the ladder, only better than the Chennai Super Kings, who are yet to play their second game.
Last season saw the Mumbai Indians win their first encounter against the Hyderabad side. But the second encounter between the sides was something to belong cherished for David Warner and Co. as they went on to register a dominating 10-wicket victory against the mighty MI.
Can the Sunrisers replicate their commanding show against the ‘Men in Blue’? Or Will MI register back-to-back victories?
Match Toss Time: 19:00 Local (13:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 19:30 Local (14:00 GMT)
Match Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Head to Head
Matches Played: 16, MI: 8, SRH: 8
The conditions are well in favor of cricket as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day. The temperature is expected to be hovering around the 32-27 degree Celsius range and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 66 percent mark.
The pitch in Chennai has been bowler-friendly as the slowness and low bounce have made things easy for the bowlers. Barring the first match played at Chennai, the remaining 3 matches have gone in favor of the team batting first. With dew not playing a vital role at this venue, any score above the 150 mark is expected to put the chasing team in all sorts of bother. Win the toss and choose to bat first should be the plan.
Mumbai Indians have always been a team that disagrees with the concept of rotating players and with the team well balanced, there seems no reason for them to fiddle with this combination.
Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand have a lot of questions to answer as after two matches they are yet to open their account. Their skipper David Warner is yet to strike and apart from the Indian batsman-Manish Pandey and spin prodigy- Rashid Khan, the other players are yet to make an impact. With Vijay Shankar struggling in both departments, he is likely to be replaced by the new recruit- Kedar Jadhav.
Probable Playing Xl
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar/Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem
The MI star middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav is in exemplary form and for that reason is a definite pick in your fantasy line-up. In addition to that, you can also have the skipper- Rohit Sharma and SRH middle-order Manish Pandey. Rashid Khan stands out to be the must-pick in the list of the bowlers as the 22-year old has already picked up 4 wickets from 2 matches at an extraordinary economy of 5.25.
MI vs SRH Fantasy Team
Captain and Vice-captain Picks
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