|Match Date:||6th April, Saturday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||48,000|
|Match Venue:||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
The Match 19 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see last year’s runner ups Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH are on a roll off late, having won three matches on the trott. Those results sees them top the group with a superior run-rate of + 1.785.
Mumbai Indians are also not far behind. It took them time to find their starting XI, but when they did, MI were unstoppable. Mumbai bought an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings to their knees at Wankhede, giving out a bold statement of their arrival. Considering the two team’s form, this IPL fixture is bound to be a must-watch.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians IPL match:
|Key Players in form||SRH – David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar
MI – Hardik Pandya, Lasith Malinga
|Weather Conditions||34℃, 32% Humidity, Winds up to 6 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven matches last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Dry, Low-scoring, Spin-friendly pitch.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 151
Highest Total (2018): 182/3 (CSK)
Lowest Total (2018): 119/10 (KXIP)
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||SRH – Kane Williamson (Shoulder) will still be a doubt for the match against MI.
MI – Adam Milne (Heel), will certainly be unavailable for Saturday’s match. Lasith Malinga is back in Sri Lanka to play in the Super Provincial tournament and will most probably miss a couple of matches for MI. He is expected to return to Mumbai once the competition ends on 11th April.
|Home Advantage||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Head-to-Head||SRH 7 – 5 MI (0 Draw)|
|Form||SRH – L L W W W
MI – L L W L W
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Siddharth Kaul.
Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
|Impact Player||Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya|
SRH vs MI Dream11 Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad started their on a losing note against KKR. However, once they got their momentum with big wins against Rajasthan Royals there was no looking back. SRH then thrashed RCB by 118 runs at home before winning against away at Delhi.
SRH’s secret to this domination is the way the entire squad is playing at as unit. The batsman, spearheaded by Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, are doing an incredible job. The bowlers are doing their job cleanly as well. The matches against RCB and DC are a prime example of that. And in bringing in Mohammad Nabi as their fourth foreign player after Bairstow, Warner, and Rashid Khan, SRH have struck a jackpot of sorts. The experienced Afghan has already scalped 6 wickets in two matches. He can be handy with the bat as well, as was seen in 17* that he scored on Thursday at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019
Like SRH, Mumbai Indians too have been tweaking with their squad to find the best combination. They started the campaign by making a slew of changes to their side. MI gave Rasikh Salam, Ben Cutting and Mitchell McClenaghan a chance in the first match against DC before dropping the first two in the following match. Mayank Markande and Lasith Malinga were given the chance in their place. And then against CSK, MI fielded Australian bowler Jason Behrendorff in place of Mitchell McClenaghan.The switch made an instant impact as Behrendorff scalped two early, crucial wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina. His figures of 2/22 in four overs made for an impressive debut. Lasith Malinga (3/34) picked up three wickets himself along with Hardik Pandya (3/20) to limit CSK to 133/8. It seems that their bowling has been sorted off.
They are doing fine batting wise as well, but need to find a way to include Ishan Kishan back into the squad. They badly need a good middle-order batsman. Having said that, MI look a pretty balanced side now.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2019
Head to Head Record
SRH have been traditionally the dominant force in the contests against MI, having won 7 of the 12 matches between the two. They have won the last three fixtures between the two, including a close one-wicket victory at Hyderabad.
David Warner, with 328 runs, has been the top performer in the SRH v MI matches, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the line among the bowlers with 14 wickets. Lasith Malinga closely follows him with 13 wickets. In fact, he has a the best figures of 4/23 among bowlers of both the sides.
The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium pitch is a highly unpredictable one. Traditionally, it had favourable conditions for the bowlers, especially the spinners. However, things have changed a bit this year. In a stark diversion from last season’s average of 151, the first match between Sunrisers and Rajasthan Royals saw a total of 399 runs (at average of 198.5) being scored in combination. SRH then hit 231 runs against RCB in the following match to again point out to the fact that the surface is more conducive towards batsman as compared to bowlers.
Thus selecting 4-5 batsman would be advised for the weekend’s match. Bairstow and Warner are a must have. In all-rounders, choosing Mohammad Nabi is a no-brainer while Hardik Pandya can also be handed a chance alongside him. You could choose between 3-4 bowlers, with majority of them being spinners.
SRH vs MI Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Jason Behrendorff.
SRH vs MI Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Nabi, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Jason Behrendorff.