Friday’s doubleheader will see Mumbai Indians (MI) go up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last group game of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions face an uphill task in their last match to go past Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and fancy a top-four finish.
As SRH near the end of an awful season, the orange army will be keen to look at the positives as they go into the mega season in a couple of months. The emergence of young fast bowler from Jammu & Kashmir Umran Malik has been the biggest positive and the world will come down to Abu Dhabi to watch the ‘Jammu Express’ bowl.
On the other hand, MI need to win by 171 runs or more and score more than 200 to go past KKR’s net run rate of +0.587. They, however, will be eliminated if they chase. While it looks quite impossible, considering that Mumbai are the most successful franchise in history, one cannot rule them out until the match is over.
Match – Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Match 55, IPL 2021
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 7:30 PM IST
The pitches this time in the UAE have hardly witnessed high scores. Another surface with assistance for the slow bowlers is expected at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 8, 2021
Predicted Playing XI
Mumbai Indians (MI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Umran Malik
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1- Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (C), Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan (VC), Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar
Fantasy Suggestion 2- Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (C), Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Roy (VC), Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Umran Malik and Rahul Chahar