The 51st match of the VIVO IPL 2019 is going to be played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. MI is in a strong position with 14 points in 12 matches. MI has second-best NRR of 0.35 after SRH’s 0.71 and that keeps them in a steady track for qualifying in IPL 2019 in case of a 14-point tie. In their match against SRH home ground will be an advantage for MI whereas SRH has to win both of their remaining games to secure their qualification with a 100% probability. So we can expect a contesting match between the teams.
Teams’ State of Affairs
Hardik Pandya is in amazing form with the bat this season. In the last game against KKR, he was able to smash 91 runs in 34 balls and almost took his team score to the target of 232 runs set by KKR. But MI have had a much ordinary performance of their batting side. No other batsman has shown such consistency. However, the team has multiple match winners who show their non-reliance on a particular player. This might be a key to their success this season. In the upcoming two home games before the closing of the group stage the batsman will look to fire.
Mumbai probably has the best death over specialist bowlers, and the overall bowling squad is strong with bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar. After the loss of their openers, the team SRH seems to be unbalanced. So if Mumbai bowlers could take some early wickets, it would be a great advantage for MI.
Probable Playing 11 ( Dream 11 Prediction)
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Hyderabad players have an arduous task ahead after David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have left the team to take part in the national camo before the World cup, which is scheduled to begin on May 30 in the UK. The left-handed batsman has posted 81 runs in the last game and is at the top in the list of the highest run scorer with 692 runs in 12 games. Now SRH has to count on skipper Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, and Deepak Hooda.
SRH bowlers have not shown smart performance yet. But they have to work hard to take the team through this season. None of the bowlers apart from Rashid Khan have been able to pt break on the run flow. Mohammad Nabi is the one who can do magic with the new ball, and if he can get an early wicket, then SRH will have the upper hand.
Probable Playing 11 (Dream 11 Prediction)
Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Sha(WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma
VIVO IPL 2019 MI vs SRH (51ST Match)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live streaming: Hotstar