The second last match in the league stage will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on the 8th of October. While SRH is already out of the qualifying race for the playoffs as they have lost 10 games out f teh 13 they have played so far, RCB has a very slim chance of qualifying as they require to topple Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a better net run-rate. MI has won 6 of their 13 games so far and will be eyeing a big win to fancy their chances.
In their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Abu Dhabi, SRH won teh game by a narrow margin of 4 runs. Batting first, SRH stacked 141 runs on the board, but RCB only managed to reach the tally of 137 runs, courtesy of the excellent bowling show by the Hyderabad bowlers. MI last played Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sharjah, where they registered a comfortable win by 8 wickets and with more than 11 overs to spare.
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In IPL history, MI and SRH locked horns with each other 17 times so far, where Mumbai Indians won 9 games while Sunrisers Hyderabad fetched 8 wins. The last time these two teams met, Mumbai Indians won the clash by 13 runs. It will be happening for teh first time in IPL history that two matches will be played simultaneously.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Vijay Shankar is out of quarantine but it’s difficult for him to feature in the playing XI. If SRH indeed plan on ending their association with fan-favourite David Warner, it will beinteresting to see if they give him an outing to sign off. Kane Williamson will be keen on saving the legspinner to counter MI’s finishers. Rashid has a stunning overall economy of 5.25 against MI.
Probable XI: Jason Roy/David Warner, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Umran Malik
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rajasthan Royals had five left-handers in their top 7 but SRH is expected to not have more than one. So Rahul Chahar can become an ideal bowler for the SRH line-up and it can be the reason for his return to the XI. Suryakumar might be struggling for form, but he does an average of over 42 at this venue since last year.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Ishan Kishan, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma (C), Jason Roy, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Holder (VC), Jimmy Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid-Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Ishan Kishan, Kane Williamson (C), Rohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Jason Holder, Jimmy Neesham, Kieron Pollard, Abhishek Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Rashid-Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile