IPL 2021: Match 55, SRH vs MI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

MI need to win the game to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs.

MI need to win the game to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to lock horns with Mumbai Indians in Match No.55 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Friday, October 8 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MI, captained by Rohit Sharma, are well and truly in race for the playoffs, but they need a win to qualify.

They also need to improve their net run rate, which is currently at -0.048. In their previous game, the Mumbai-based team thrashed the Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets after chasing down the target of 91 with 70 balls left. Ishan Kishan and the bowlers scripted the win for Rohit Sharma and Co.

The Sunrisers, on the other hand, must be high on confidence after beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs. For Kane Williamson and Co. pride is all they can play for. The Orange Army are assured of the eighth spot in the points table and they’ll want to end their campaign on a high.

Match Details

Match – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians – 55th match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a decent one for batting in the IPL 2021. But in the previous game, batting was a tad difficult and the bowlers extracted a lot from the surface. Going by the result of their previous game, the Sunrisers may not mind batting first.

Avg first innings score: 148 (7 matches in the IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik

Bench: Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, David Warner, Jagadeesha Suchith, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Marco Jansen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh, Rahul Chahar, Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 17 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 8 | Mumbai Indians – 9 | N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 3 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 1 | Mumbai Indians – 2 | N/R –0

Probable best batter of the match

Rohit Sharma— Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma has been pretty decent with the bat in hand for his team in this IPL. The right-hander is the leading run-scorer for MI this season, having notched 363 runs at an average of 30.25 and a strike rate of 16.92. Even in the previous game against the Royals, the Nagpur-born went after his strokes. The skipper will look to play another knock of substance on Friday.

Probable best bowler of the match

Jasprit Bumrah– Mumbai Indians

Jasprit Bumrah has been the standout bowler for MI without a shred of a doubt. In 13 matches, the Ahmedabad-born fast bowler has picked up 19 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.27. In the previous game against the Royals, the speedster picked up two wickets, including that of the dangerous Evin Lewis, who has batted beautifully for his team.

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.