Mumbai Indians will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League. Though it is nearly impossible for the defending champions to now go through, they will still want to end the campaign on a high. On the other hand, Kane Williamson and co. will have a similar ambition, as they are already out of the competition. Cricket prediction should be easy for this game, though games are never won on paper.
Last chance. And Mumbai Indians know well how to perform miracles. Rohit Sharma and company will be set to score a big win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The defending champions come after scoring one of the biggest wins this season. They defeated the Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets. They played a great IPL match and got the result they needed.
Riding on Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham and Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant spells, Mumbai bowled Sanju Samson and company for 90 runs before chasing the target in 8.2 overs. Ishan Kishan’s fifty, after a string of low scores, was just the icing on the cake.
Against Hyderabad, Mumbai will have a few big choices to make. Rahul Chahar in or out? Does Krunal Pandya play? Is Quinton De Kock staying out? Well, looking at their performance last game, Rohit Sharma and co might go with the same combination.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Simarjeet Singh
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are done from the tournament. They can spoil Mumbai Indians’ chances big time. Kane Williamson and company come after securing a win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Against Virat Kohli and company, opener Jason Roy and Kane Williamson played gritty knocks to post a par 141 run total. However, it was the brilliant collective effort by the bowling unit that took them home.
Except Rashid Khan, other bowlers delivered economical spells to restrict Bangalore to 137 runs. Umran Malik, playing his first IPL season, delivered the fastest ball of the season and got S Bharat’s wicket.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Roy
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have faced each other 17 times in the IPL. Hyderabad have won eight matches while Mumbai have won on nine occasions.
The Mumbai Indians are known to pull off last minute wonders. They would expect to deliver what they’ve been doing for so many years. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad come with a win, they have nothing to lose. But given the team combinations and momentum, Mumbai Indians should win the game.
Date and Time:
October 8, 2021 (Friday), 7:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi