Indian Super League 2021 Match 9
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – April 17th
Mumbai Indians indicated why they are the picks to triumph the IPL title for the third successive time after seizing a win from the mouths of loss against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Although Mumbai’s middle-order has strived in IPL 2021, their bowling line-up has undoubtedly delivered to their potent. While Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah continue to work marvels, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar’s feats against KKR hold them in a good position.
With Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma’s likes also looking in subtle touch with the bat, the Mumbai Indians seem set for the long tow.
Possible playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav/Marco Jansen, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
As for their rivals on Saturday, Sunrisers Hyderabad is yet to triumph in a match in IPL 2021. While they had a struggling chance in both games, their brittle middle-order couldn’t produce as they went down to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rashid Khan, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have persisted to impress the usual defendants, but they will need a lot more from Manish Pandey, who has made runs at a very slow pace. With a decent bowling line-up in place, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to set the record square and fair.
Possible playing XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar/Priyam Garg, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem and T Natarajan.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The 9th game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will witness Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns with the defending champions Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 17th Saturday.
Another low-scoring actioner is on the cards, with there being plenty of help on offer for the bowlers. Although there won’t be a lot of swing and movement available with the new ball, the speedsters have managed to do well here.
As the match proceeds, the spin bowlers will heavily come into play, making it tricky for the batsmen to score spontaneously. The powerplay overs will stay vital to either side’s affluence, with the new ball likely to come onto the bat pretty well. Both sides will want to bat first upon winning the toss, with 155-165 being par at this ground.
However, the Sunrisers will enter this match as underdogs, given Mumbai Indians’ exceptional firepower in the batting roster. But one may disagree that the wicket in Chennai is more apt to the Sunrisers bowling line-up, which possesses one of the finest spinners in Rashid Khan.
The odds contain no shockers, with Mumbai Indians clear at 1.64 and Sunrisers Hyderabad some way behind at 2.20. SRH are winless, and Mumbai is likely to sail through the regular season, but the defending champions haven’t precisely been persuasive in their opening two games. Either way, both sides should put in their best attempts as they seek a victory to withstand their IPL 2021 playoff chances. All in all, an exciting game of IPL 2021 cricket gestures in Chennai on Saturday.