Cricket match date: 02nd May 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: MI
Team B: SRH
Team A Captain: Rohit Sharma
Team B Captain: Kane Williamson
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Cricket Match Preview:
Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on each other in pursuit of the playoff spot, which they still have not managed to seal after 12 cricket games. Both teams are in with a great shot though. While despite the loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), MI are at the third position and SRH have the best run rate among all the teams participating in the competition.
MI just need one more victory out of their two remaining cricket games to qualify for the playoff spot. Their run chase against KKR in the last cricket game was led by one-man Hardik Pandya, who has been their hero for the entire tournament. The cause for concern would be the inconsistent form of their top three batsmen. While Quinton de Kock has been among runs, both Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav have had an indifferent tournament.
SRH, on the other hand, are coming of a big victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their last cricket game. However, they will have to contend with a big blow in the absence of David Warner, who has left the tournament for national duties now. Warner has been their legendary performer since the inception of the team and his loss will be tough to fulfill for any side, let alone SRH who have very few batsmen among runs in this tournament.
MI will be playing this cricket game at Wankhede Stadium, which is their home ground and they are very difficult to beat here. Their bowlers were taken apart in their last cricket game against KKR, who scored 232 runs against them while batting first. Even Jasprit Bumrah was hammered in that cricket game along with Lasith Malinga. They have Jason Behrendorff still in the rank and they would like to bring him in place of Barinder Saran, who went for plenty in the last cricket game.
SRH would like to bring in Martin Guptill in place of David Warner for the next cricket game. Guptill has been with the team from the beginning and would like to grab his chances at this crucial juncture of the tournament. Every game of cricket from this stage is going to be crucial for all the teams and it remains to be seen if depleted SRH can defeat MI.
Cricket Match Information:
MI and SRH will take on each other for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. As of now, MI are at number three position with seven wins out of 12 cricket games, whereas SRH are at number four position with six wins out of 12 cricket games.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
MI are being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. He has led Mumbai towards victory on three occasions and this year, they are just one victory away from reaching the playoffs. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Jason Behrendorff in place of Barinder Saran for this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Quinton de Kock
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Ben Cutting
- Ishan Kishan
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Rahul Chahar
- Ben Cutting
- Jason Behrendorff
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
SRH have appointed Kane Williamson as their captain on this occasion as well just like in previous season. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Martin Guptill in place of David Warner for this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of SRH’s playing XI:
- Martin Guptill
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Mohammad Nabi
- Manish Pandey
- Yusuf Pathan
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Rashid Khan
- Sandeep Sharma
- Vijay Shankar
- Deepak Hooda
- Abhishek Sharma
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Depleted SRH will depend hugely on Rashid Khan to take them over the lines in the remainder of the tournament. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Mumbai is absolutely flat to bat on. The dew is expected to come in later as well. Our prediction is of a score of around 180 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They are coming into this cricket game after a loss against KKR but at home, they are a formidable opponent. Hence, our prediction is of MI’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Hardik Pandya (MI) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Lasith Malinga (MI) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Hardik Pandya (MI)
Mumbai Indians – 1.58
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2.30
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