Two teams who are on the cusp of making it to the final four will collide for their second round match of the tournament which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. As the tournament is nearing its business end, every single game from here becomes very important for the teams who have still got a chance to finish among the top four.
Talking about the current points table scenario, Mumbai Indians are placed third with a healthy run-rate after winning 7 of their 12 encounters. They are left with 2 matches now including this and a win in either of their remaining 2 games will finalize their spot in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad who are placed just behind Mumbai Indians at the fourth spot has a much better net run-rate then their counterparts. For a clean entry into the playoffs, Sunrisers need to win both their remaining games, one loss here and there will mean they will have to depend on other results as well.
This would be the second instance when these two teams will be colliding against each other this season. Their previous meeting took place at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad where an IPL rookie Alzarri Joseph playing his debut game ruffled the feathers of the Sunrisers by scalping 6 wickets and breaking the all-time record for best bowling figures. His heroics helped Mumbai Indians register a clinical 40 runs win.
Overall, in 13 encounters between these two sides, Mumbai Indians have registered 6 wins, whereas, Sunrisers Hyderabad have managed to win 7 of those encounters.
Here in this article, we have come up with some Grand League teams through our knowledge depending on the match situations. You might get lucky if one of these team clicks.
MI vs SRH, Indian Premier League
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
02nd May 2019, 08:00 PM IST
With short boundaries either side of the wicket, it is generally easy going for the batting side as runs are made at will here. The surface once again is expected to assist the batsmen.
Total Matches: 71
Average first innings score: 166
Average second innings score: 155
Highest total recorded: 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest total recorded: 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest score chased: 198/7 (20 Ov) by MI vs KXIP
Lowest score defended: 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI
MI: W, W, L, W, L
SRH: W, W, L, L, W
Rohit Sharma (c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Beurean Hendricks, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Pankaj Jaiswal, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Siddhesh Lad, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Markande, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Lasith Malinga.
Kane Williamson (c), Billy Stanlake, Deepak Hooda, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Martin Guptill, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha, Ricky Bhui, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Siddarth Kaul, Yusuf Pathan, T Natarajan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi.
Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar/Mayank Markande, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Lasith Malinga, Barinder Sran/Anukul Roy/Pankaj Jaiswal.
Martin Guptill, Wridhhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed.
Mumbai Indians are playing at home which makes them favourites for this contest. Here is a team which will favour the consistent performers from Mumbai Indians.
With bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan etc among the two sides, the bowling power of both team definitely looks tempting.
Here is a team which will feature the bowling strength of either side.