The start of this year’s campaign for Mumbai Indians has been so unlike them. However, they won’t complain. Unlike in most of the seasons before wherein they took a bit of extra time to get into the groove, Mumbai Indians are leading the points table this year. They have still been far from their best and will be looking to peak just at the right time.
Up next in the tournament are Mumbai Indians set to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have bounced back brilliantly into the contention. The two teams have opposite strengths and the match, more or less, will be decided by the result of a mini-battle between the Sunrisers’ bowling and Mumbai’s batting. Considering that both sides are coming off superb results in their respective matches, a cracker of a contest is on the cards.
Date: 4th October 2020
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitch in Sharjah has turned out to be an absolute belter and without a doubt, a bowler’s graveyard. There’s very little margin of error for the bowlers on the flat deck.
Chasing should be the way forward as the track might not change much during the course of the match. The conditions will be very hot with the temperature around 38 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the mid-30s.
MI Expected Playing XI:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
SRH Expected Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Head to Head Stats:
Played- 14 | MI won- 7 | SRH won- 7
MI vs SRH Match Prediction:
It would be one of the few games wherein the result depends upon the venue. While SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have all their bases covered and are high on confidence, the toss remains very crucial. The prediction is for the team batting second to emerge victorious in the clash. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. As Kieron Pollard pointed out, it is essential to bat the situation and not the ground. It would also be a battle of two of the greatest openers in IPL: Rohit Sharma and David Warner.
Both sides are coming into the upcoming match on the back of splendid wins behind them and will be brimming with confidence. As seen in all matches played at Sharjah, the power advantage isn’t as much as it is in most other venues. Timing the ball well will fetch the similar returns as hitting it hard, which necessarily takes away the advantage that most power-hitters have during the death overs. Having said that, Sunrisers Hyderabad are likely to be without Bhuvneshwar Kumar and his absence could be a telling factor here.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are likely to venture in with their full-strength side, which is one of the most well-balanced sides of the competition. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020. Comparing the two teams on paper, Mumbai Indians appear to be a better-balanced team between the two, and are, therefore, favorites to prevail in the upcoming encounter.