Man of the Match: Alzarri Joseph
Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the Match
Our Prediction is Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the Match!
Host Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eager to continue momentum forward when they will face Mumbai Indians in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have so far looked impressive with bat and ball. The side comfortably brushed aside Delhi Capitals courtesy splendid bowling performance from Captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Nabi. The franchise will be looking to maintain their consistency with bat and ball in this game.
On the other hand, Mumbai put in a clinical performance against Chennai Super Kings to register their second win of the competition. Rohit Sharma will be hoping that side can improve their game with bat and ball against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led unit will be high on confidence after registering an impressive five-wicket win against Delhi Capitals in their previous match on Thursday, courtesy Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s brilliant spell and Jonny Bairstow’s stunning 48.
In the batting department, the home side will be depending on the likes of opening pair of David Warner (264 runs at an average of 88.00) and Jonny Bairstow (246 runs at an average of 61.40) to produce the goods from the top, whereas all-rounder Vijay Shankar (100 runs at an average of 33.00) will be expected to provide fireworks in the later stages of the innings.
Jonny Bairstow was the standout performer for the side in the previous game played against Delhi Capitals. He scored 48 off 28 balls with the help of nine fours and a six. He is certainly been in stupendous so far in his debut season and will be keen to continue his rich vein of form in the next set of games.
The only concern for Sunrisers Hyderabad will that Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda and Manish Pandey have not spent a lot of time at the crease due to ominous form shown by the opening pair. Yusuf Pathan is an experienced campaigner, who will be looking to contribute with the bat in this game.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, and Siddharth Kaul to make early inroads with the new-ball. The trio was instrumental in helping Sunrisers setup a comfortable win over Delhi. Leg-spinner Rashid has been economical so far in this year’s competition. Sandeep Sharma also has bowled well and picked one wicket in the game played against Delhi Capitals.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (captain), Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan , Jonny Bairstow (wk), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Vijay Shankar, YK Pathan, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, David Warner
For Mumbai Indians, the match against Sunrisers will be an opportunity to improve their position in the league table. The franchise notched up much-needed win over Chennai Super Kings in their previous game in Mumbai.
In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of opening batsman Rohit Sharma (107 runs at an average of 26.75) and Quinton de Kock (114 runs at an average of 28.00). Suryakumar so far has scored 110 runs in 4 matches at an average of 27.50. He was certainly the standout performer for Mumbai Indians in the game played against Chennai Super Kings. Suryakumar played well and scored 59 off 43 balls to see the side post a competitive total on the board.
The form of all-rounder Hardik Pandya was a big positive for the team in the match against Chennai, as he finished with three wickets to his name. Pandya also smashed a quick-fire 20 runs to see Mumbai post 170 for 5 in their 20 overs.
Krunal Pandya also played well and scored 42 off 32 balls with the help of five fours and a six. Kieron Pollard also scored unbeaten 17 runs with the help of two sixes.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Jason Behrendorff, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya to deliver wickets with the new-ball. Lasith Malinga bowled well in the previous game played against Chennai. Hardik Pandya also delivered a sensational spell for Mumbai and finished with three wickets to his name.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff.
Jason Behrendorff, Alzarri Joseph, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, JJ Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav
The surface prepared for the game will be a belter and expect another high-scoring game. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be partly cloudy.
The side that wins the toss would look to bat first and put on a mammoth score on the board to pressure on the opposition. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be confident as they chased down 200 runs against Rajasthan Royals at this venu
Sunrisers Hyderabad have look in ominous form so far this season and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table. With the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow firing on all cylinders at the top of the innings, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be outright favorites to beat Mumbai Indians in this contest. Expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to win their fourth game in a row.
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