MI vs SRH Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 51st match of IPL 2019.
With every encounter in the Indian Premier League now as vital as a semi-final, there perhaps could be no better encounter to describe the narrative than the Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. Match number 51 of the marquee IPL at the expansive Wankhede Stadium will picture a spectacle of an encounter between two sides who sit right next to each other in the points table.
The two points from this encounter couldn’t hold more mammoth importance for either side. While a win for SRH would not only assure them of a top 4 spot but also see them jump over the Indians to occupy third place, divulging in a win would see the Indians make massive strides to find their way into a top 2 spot.
MI vs SRH – What numbers suggest?
As far as the two sides record in the tournament goes, it’s a relatively fresh face-off with just the 13 matches played in it. The Sunrisers hold the slightest of advantage over Mumbai with the seven wins to the Indians’ six.
However, what will give MI heart going into this match is the way they blew apart SRH the previous time the two sides took to the field this year.
In what was one of the most complete bowling performance of this season, the Mumbai Indians had taken apart SRH to defend a total as small as 136. Joseph’s figures of 6-12, the best by a bowler this season had left SRH’s chase in tatters as they went onto hand over the match to MI by losing their last 7 wickets for 35 runs.
MI vs SRH – Key battles
Jasprit Bumrah vs Kane Williamson
Having gone for huge runs the previous time out against KKR, Bumrah will be looking to rectify those mistakes come SRH. He is a bowler who doesn’t repeat the same mistake twice and expect him to use his versatile and exquisite skill set to get the new ball to deviate sharply before eventually working his fingers around in the death overs to put a hold on SRH’s innings.
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One of the most enthralling in match battle will be between two of the finest players in the world. Bumrah will relish the opportunity to bowl at Williamson in what will be a resounding face-off, one where either player will make the full use of the exceptional expertise to get the better of each other.
Rohit Sharma vs Rashid Khan
The Wankhede Stadium is one where Rohit Sharma always likes playing and scoring big innings and there perhaps might not be a bigger clash for him at home this year. With Quinton de Kock struggling for form in the last couple of matches, the need for Rohit to come good couldn’t have been more massive than now for MI.
While Rohit is fully aware of each and every part of the venue and the pitch conditions, he’ll be facing an unpleasant adversary in Rashid Khan. Rohit’s inclement maligned form against the spinners is no secret and this season has continued to be the same underwhelming one against the slower bowlers.
MI vs SRH – Match Prediction
Despite the Indians losing their previous encounter and SRH going into this match having defeated Punjab, in their backyard the Indians are next to impossible to break down. Having touched 200 each in their previous encounters, this match promises to be one where the runs will come about at will especially given the pristine batting conditions at hand.
What will work in MI’s favour will be the depth they have in both the batting and bowling order. Both these aspects should see them edge past SRH on the night and cement a place in the top 2 at the end of it.