IPL 2021: Match 8 MI vs SRH Match Prediction - Who will win today's IPL match?

IPL 2021: Match 9, MI vs SRH Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

The Orange Army have lost both their matches while batting second.

Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have made a horrendous start to the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) after losses to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first two matches. Both times, they failed to chase down targets.

In their last game against Virat Kohli’s Challengers, the Orange Army had the upper hand for most of the game, but couldn’t get over the line. David Warner and Co will next be up against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday, April 17 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Even as their bowling looked decent, it’s their batting that remains an area of concern. Rohit Sharma’s men would be high on confidence after securing a victory over the Knight Riders following a stupendous bowling performance while defending a low score.

Match Details

Match – Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 9th match

Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Chepauk hasn’t been an easy one for batting by any means. It has gotten slower and batting second becomes even tougher. Targets above the 155-run mark can be tricky to chase down. Batting first should be the way forward. The playing conditions will mostly be clear with the temperature around 30 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the low and mid-60s.

Avg first innings score:  152 (Last 12 IPL T20s at the Chepauk)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 7, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Adam Milne, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Chris Lynn

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Bench: Virat Singh, Jason Roy, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 16 | Mumbai Indians– 8 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8 |N/R – 0

At neutral venues

Played – 4 | Mumbai Indians – 1 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 3 |N/R – 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Quinton de Kock – Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock couldn’t quite get going in the game against KKR, getting out to Varun Chakravarthy. But against the Sunrisers, the left-hander has more than decent numbers. In nine games, the southpaw has scored 331 runs at an average and strike rate of 41.38 and 137.34 respectively. He has also three fifties along with a top score of an unbeaten 69 to show for his efforts.

Probable best bowler of the match

Rashid Khan– Sunrisers Hyderabad  

Rashid Khan, arguably, has been the standout bowler for the SRH franchise in the tournament. In two matches, he has picked up four wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.25. Against MI, Khan has eight wickets to his name from 32 overs with an economy of 5.22. MI have a power-packed batting unit and the Orange Army would be looking up to their premier spinner to again deliver.

Today’s match prediction: Mumbai to win the match.

Scenario 1

Toss: Mumbai win the toss and bat

Powerplay score – 45-50

First innings score – 155-175

Result – Mumbai win the match

Scenario 2

Toss – Hyderabad win the toss and bat

Powerplay score – 40-45

First innings score – 140-160

Result – Mumbai 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.