WinDaddy’s exclusive match 9 preview is all about turning the media spot light from the unbeatable Mumbai Indians to the aspiring Sunrisers Hyderabad. It can be anybody’s prediction that the defending champions Mumbai Indian’s will not allow the ball to skip out of the hens of the Mumbai Indians till the last delivery. However, unexpected performance being sprung into action by the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad can turn the game upside down for the Mumbai Indians.
After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, desperately looking for a win. MI, meanwhile, have won one of the two matches they have played so far. All eyes will be on whether SRH will play Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson, who did not feature in either of the team’s first two matches.
SRH batsmen have made a hash of things thus far, especially in their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which they lost from a position of strength while chasing a modest target.
The Indian Premier League match toss between Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place at 7 PM IST – April 17
Venue: MA. Chidambaram, Chennai
MI vs SRH Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar/Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Quinton De Kock, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jensen, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Nathan Coulter Nile, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mohsin Khan, Jayant Yadav, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kedar Jadhav, Kane Williamson, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Roy, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi.
WinDaddy’s still feels that though Mumbai Indians have a winaability factor poking into the eyes of Sunrisers Hyderabad but underpressure SunRisers Hyderabad can demonstrate a surprising performance giving Mumbai Indians a sleepless night hangover. Many would have raised their eyebrows if MI were pegged as favourites against SRH on a turning Chepauk track before the IPL 2021 started. But on present form, MI are likely to win the contest. They managed to beat KKR, despite none of their premier players firing and ran RCB close in the other one. Expect MI to win against SRH on Saturday.