|Match Date:||2nd May, Tuesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 pm|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||30,000|
|Match Venue:||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
The Match 51 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Mumbai Indians welcome the fellow playoff contenders at the Wankhede Stadium. Having been placed at third in the league table, MI would be looking to seal their place in the top 4 by a victory. Quite similarly, the fourth placed SRH would be raring to bolster their playoff chances with a win in Mumbai.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL match:
|Key Players in form||MI – Hardik Pandya
SRH – Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan
|Weather Conditions||29℃, 77% humidity, Winds up to 13 km/hr.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four out of seven times last season. However, this year, chasing teams have won majority of the games played here. Thus, choosing to bat first would be more appropriate.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, Batting-Friendly. Wind is expected to offer help to pacers.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 167
Highest Total (2018): 186/6 (MI)
Last Match: RCB 171/7 | 172/5 MI
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 69 m, Straight Boundary: 85 m|
|Injury Updates||MI – Adam Milne (Heel). Alzarri Joseph sustained a serious shoulder injury against RR and will predicted to be out for the season.
SRH – Orange cap contender David Warner has returned to Australia and will be absent for the rest of the season.
|Home Advantage||Mumbai Indians|
|Head-to-Head||MI 6 – 7 SRH (1 Draw)|
|Playing11||Mumbai Indians Playing11
Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ewin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.
|Impact Players||Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan|
MI vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering a 34-run defeat at the hands of KKR. They are positioned third in the IPL Points Table 2019 with 14 points from 12 matches. A win on Thursday would be enough for the home team to qualify for the playoffs. However, a defeat would spell a significant amount of uncertainty in the race for the top 4. Their last encounter is against sixth placed KKR who themselves are fighting hard for playoffs.
Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth in the league table with 12 points from 12 matches. Considering their superior NRR of +0.709, the Sunrisers would almost be sure of qualifying for the playoffs if they are victorious at the Wankhede stadium. However, it will be better said than done considering the team will be without its star opener and league’s top-scorer this season – David Warner (692 runs from 12 matches). The Australian left in order to join the national camp ahead of the 2019 World Cup. New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is expected to open in Warner’s absence at the top. How they adapt to this change may be crucial in the team’s chances of making it to the playoffs
Considering the home advantage and SRH’s depleted squad, Mumbai Indians should win this contest quite comfortably. SRH depended hugely on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow for getting runs and their departure has left a big hoe in the top order. They are expected to struggle on the flat and batting-friendly surface of Wankhede Stadium.
Considering that the Wankhede pitch has a high scoring surface, choosing upto 4 batsmen would be suitable. All-rounders and spinners will also have a big role to play.
MI vs SRH Dream11 Team 1
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Ewin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Nabi, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.
MI vs SRH Dream11 Team 2
Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit Sharma, Ewin Lewis, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan.