MI v SRH will be the ninth match of the Indian Premier League 2021 edition and one that may be crucial for both teams involved. Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad meet at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Both teams will hope to get their campaign going in this MI v SRH match, albeit for contrasting reasons.
Mumbai have a 1-1 record so far, losing to Bangalore but defeating Kolkata. Both matches went to the last over and the manner of the win should boost Mumbai Indians’ confidence. The Sunrisers have capitulated in both their chases, losing to Kolkata and Bangalore.
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Mumbai have enjoyed a comeback win in their last game and will look to continue the same way. Suryakumar Yadav’s form is a positive sign and he will be a good fantasy choice. Usually solid with his showings, Ishan Kishan is another good pick. However, Mumbai have floated him up and down too much and that could be a concern.
As for the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has been in cracking form. He can be a very good pick for your team. Krunal Pandya has been impressive too, although short on the wicket count. There is a chance that Marco Jansen may sit this match out. Watch out for the playing XI before choosing him.
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Two close losses leave the Hyderabad side with a lot to improve. Opening is one area they need to pick up. Jonny Bairstow could get a move up as they look to find the right partner for David Warner. Kane Williamson is still an injury doubt, so watch before selecting him in your side.
Kedar Jadhav or Abhishek Sharma could be drafted into the side in place of Wriddhiman Saha. Please look at the final XI before selecting Saha. Rashid Khan is another name that you can’t stop yourselves from selecting!
Fantasy Players to Watch
Rashid Khan has conceded just 5.40 runs per over in the IPL since 2019. His economy rate drops to 5.20 against Mumbai Indians. A must have for your side.
Jonny Bairstow is a tough nut for the Sunrisers and could be donning the gloves here. The Englishman is a delight when in flow.
Jasprit Bumrah has been exceptional for the Mumbai Indians over the years. Even this year he started on the right foot. Another good pick for your side.
Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (C) 2 Quinton de Kock (WK) 3 Suryakumar Yadav 4 Ishan Kishan 5 Hardik Pandya 6 Krunal Pandya 7 Kieron Pollard 8 Rahul Chahar 9 Jayant Yadav 10 Trent Boult 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 David Warner (C) 2 Jonny Bairstow (WK) 3 Manish Pandey 4 Vijay Shankar 5 Kedar Jadhav 6 Abdul Samad 7 Jason Holder 8 Rashid Khan 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 Shahbaz Nadeem 11 T Natarajan
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