Match Predictions

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2021

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2021

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2021, 9th match, Betting Tips

  • In the previous game, Mumbai Indians registered a close win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar were the standout performers for Mumbai Indians in the game played against Kolkata.
  • Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey have shown excellent form with the bat for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.

Mumbai Indians will be looking to keep their momentum going when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ninth game of the 2021 Indian Premier League at M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.

In the previous game, Mumbai Indians managed to pull off an incredible win over Kolkata Knight Riders. With this result, Defending Champions registered their first win of the competition. Captain Rohit Sharma will be hoping that the side can continue their good form in this fixture.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to learn from their mistakes made in the previous game. 2016 IPL Champions will be looking to put in an improved bowling performance against Mumbai Indians.

Teams' Strengths & Weaknesses

Mumbai Indians

The reigning Champions will need to raise their game with the bat to overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad in this contest. The side will not make changes to their playing XI for this game.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Captain Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, and Suryakumar Yadav to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, Suryakumar Yadav was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top score of 56 runs off 36 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes. He will be looking to continue his decent form with the bat in this contest.

Besides Suryakumar, Captain Rohit Sharma found form with the bat against Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a fluent 42 runs off 32 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six.

Lack of runs from middle and lower order will be a cause of concern for Mumbai Indians going into this fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Rahul Chahar to make crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous game, Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the standout bowler on display for Mumbai. He bowled exceedingly well and finished with figures of 4 for 27 in his four overs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Despite losing their opening fixture, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to turn their fortunes around in this contest.

In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the top-order trio of David Warner, Manish Pandey, and Jonny Bairstow to deliver notable scores in this contest.

In the previous encounter, Manish Pandey played well and finished the innings with the top score of 61 not out off 44 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Jonny Bairstow, who smashed a splendid half-century with the help of five boundaries and three sixes.

In the bowling department, the pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and T Natarajan will need to bowl well in the Powerplay overs. The pacers conceded more than nine runs an over in the previous game.

The spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi bowled well in the game played against Kolkata and claimed two wickets apiece.

Match Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game at M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will certainly assist the spinners. The batsmen will need to stay at the crease to score runs on this wicket. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is going to be clear skies with a light breeze.

Game Statistics

Given their head-to-head record in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won eight matches apiece.

Mumbai Indians will take heart from the fact that they have won three matches out of the last four played against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Player in-form

Suryakumar Yadav has been the most consistent player for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. After producing crucial scores in the first two matches, Yadav will be looking to continue his merry ways with the bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Predictions

Based on recent performances, Mumbai Indians will be favorites to win their game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai Indians have a slight advantage going into this game as they have a superior batting unit in comparison to Hyderabad, who rely heavily on one or two players to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Expect Mumbai Indians to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by a close margin.

 

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