Defending champions Mumbai Indians will look to extend their winning run in IPL 2021 when they take on bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League clash in Delhi on Tuesday. Notably, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that there is no change in the schedule of Tuesday’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians currently.
Mumbai will enter the game after their four-wicket win over in-form Chennai Super Kings courtesy Kieron Pollard’s blitzkrieg. Sunrisers, in contrast, suffered a humiliating 55-run loss to Rajasthan Royals, their sixth in seven games this season.
Mumbai’s hard-hitting middle-order has clicked in the last two games, which would be quite pleasing for the team management. Pollard (168 runs), who blazed his way to a match-winning 87 off 34 balls in the last game, would be keen to continue from where he left. However, there are problems aplenty for SRH. They are over-reliant on their top-order, especially Jonny Bairstow (248 runs), but their middle-order has faltered most often.
It would be interesting to see how the team plays under the captaincy of Kane Williamson as the management decided to axe David Warner from the playing 11, a move which was heavily criticized by SRH fans.
SRH vs MI Predicted XI:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma/Basil Thampi
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah