IPL 2021: Match 31, SRH vs MI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
The Mumbai Indians (MI) will enter the match with a lot of confidence after pulling off a sensational victory against CSK.
Updated - May 4, 2021 10:44 am
A side that is struggling to get its act together, and a side that is coming off a sensational triumph in its previous match will clash against each other in Match No.31 of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side has managed to win just a single match out of the 7 that they have played thus far, and are occupying the last place in the points table. In their previous encounter, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side thrashed them by 55 runs. Even though the captaincy duties for the SRH side changed hands from David Warner to Kane Williamson, their fortunes did not change.
On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will enter the match with a lot of confidence. They pulled off a miraculous victory against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side and chased down a target of 219 runs off the final delivery. And surely, the Rohit Sharma-led side will start as the favorites in the battle between these two sides on 4th May 2021.
Match –Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians– 31st match
Venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Time – 7:30 PM IST
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi has been a belter for batting. The willow wielders have found the going easy on this surface. Expect a high-scoring encounter on 4th May 2021.
The skies will be clear for the game, and there are almost no chances of rain. The temperatures will hover around the 30-degree mark.
Average first innings score: 195 (4 IPL matches at New Delhi in IPL 2021)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs
Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Bench: David Warner, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Jason Holder, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Roy
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Nathan Coulter Nile, Digvijay Deshmukh, Mohsin Khan, James Pattinson, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Saurabh Tiwary
Played – 17 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 8 | Mumbai Indians – 9 |N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Quinton De Kock – Mumbai Indians
Quinton De Kock has contributed in a significant manner with the willow in the last 2 innings that he has played for the Mumbai Indians. While he scored a match-winning 70* against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side, he also plundered a 28-ball 38 against the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) outfit.
Probable best bowler of the match
Rashid Khan – SunRisers Hyderabad
Rashid Khan has been in excellent form with the ball for the Hyderabad side in the 2021 edition of the IPL. The Afghanistan cricketer has scalped 10 wickets in the 14th IPL edition thus far and has scalped his wickets at an average of just 17.20.
Today’s match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.