Sunrisers Hyderabad looks for survival against inconsistent Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers Hyderabad who are struggling to finish off games will take on the inconsistent Mumbai Indians in the 31st match of IPL 2021 on May 4 in Delhi. SRH would rue a few close losses despite being on the driver’s seat. They had lost the first-leg clash to Mumbai Indians by 13 runs after losing 7 wickets for 32 runs while chasing 151 for a win. Mumbai too have not fired on all cylinders, with its big hitters misfiring.
Here’s a look at the SRH vs MI head to head stats.
SRH vs MI Head to Head
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai Indians|
|David Warner’s 90*||Highest individual score||Kieron Pollard’s 78|
Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians hold their joint lowest total against SRH – 87 – in 2018. They were also bowled out for 87 in 2011 IPL against Kings XI Punjab.
Mumbai Indians’ keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock started his IPL career with SRH in 2013, the first edition when Hyderabad took part in this tournament. He then played for Delhi Daredevils and RCB before being part of two winning campaigns for Mumbai in 2019 and 2020.
From the 2013 match when the two teams first faced each other in IPL, only two players will play the 2021 IPL’s match number 31 on May 4 between these two sides. They are Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard.
SRH team news
Squad: David Warner (captain), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
MI team news
Squad: Rohit Sharma, (captain) Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Players to watch out for in SRH vs MI head to head
The England keeper-batsman is in the form of his life, averaging 52.75 with a strike rate of 141.61. He has so far scored 211 runs in 5 games, and looks good for more. His form with the bat is crucial to team’s success. However, with SRH’s middle-order floundering, Bairstow had to see the innings through now, and not let the momentum go down. And that could mean Bairstow could be even more dangerous now.
Among the top hitters Mumbai Indians boasts, only captain-cum-opener Rohit Sharma has lived up to his reputation. And with the likes of Pandya brothers, Kieron Pollard, and Ishan Kishan failing to fire, the onus is Rohit now to lead the innings. And whenever Rohit bats longer, he gets even more dangerous, and that could spell bad omen for the opposition. The Hitman is set to explode now.
Battles within the battle in SRH vs MI head to head
Jonny Bairstow vs Krunal Pandya
Bairstow was going hammer and tongs in the SRH vs MI head to head first-leg clash, but all-rounder Krunal Pandya managed to dismiss SRH opener hit-wicket. Bairstow would look to set the records straight when he sets out to open for SRH in the second-leg clash against Mumbai. With Krunal also sharing powerplay responsibilities, the two players will face off once again, and it will be interesting to see who will win this battle the second time around.
Kieron Pollard vs Rashid Khan
Rashid usually bowls in the middle-overs to not let the opposition run away with the game. And that’s the time Pollard walks into the crease. In the SRH vs MI head to head first-leg clash, Pollard walked away with the man of the match honours for his cameo of 35 not out. And SRH skipper David Warner would look to get Pollard out cheaply, and Rashid would be the man to do the job.
Probable Playing XIs in SRH vs MI head to head
David Warner (captain), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma,Virat Singh
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav