- MI to face SRH today at Sharjah at 7:30 PM (IST)
- SRH will have to win the match today if they want to make it to the playoffs in IPL 2020
- A defeat for SRH will mean KKR cementing their position in the playoffs of IPL 2020
Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad will face each other in the final match of the Indian Premier League 2020 before playoffs begin at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates at 7:30 PM (IST).
With today’s match, there are a lot of questions going through fans’ minds like:
- Will Rohit Sharma play tonight vs Hyderabad? Is Rohit Sharma fit?
- Will Rohit Sharma be available for the first qualifier?
- Will KKR be able to qualify?
Mumbai became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League when Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders last week.
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are through to the playoffs as well, leaving SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in the race for the fourth spot.
The equation is simple – if Hyderabad wins vs table-topping Mumbai tonight, it will reach the knockouts on Net Run Rate. If Hyderabad loses, Kolkata will goes through.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, No. 1 and No. 2 in the points table, will meet in Qualifier 1 in Dubai on November 5, Thursday.
MI Vs SRH Head-To-Head
In total Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad have faced each other 15 times and there is not much to keep them apart as MI leads by 1 match having won eight games while SRH went back victors 7 times.
Let us take a closer look with their last 5 encounters.
MI Vs SRH Last 5 Matches
4th October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 34 runs
2nd May 2019: Mumbai Indians won by one-over eliminator
6th April 2019: Mumbai Indians won by 40 runs
24th April 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad won by 31 runs
12th April 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad won by 1 wicket
Mumbai Indians have won 3 back to back matches against SRH and last time these two team faced each other on 4th October, it was at the same venue and Mumbai Indians were the winners.
MI And SRH Best Performers
Top Scorers of Mumbai Indians
- Quinton de Kock (418 runs)
- Ishan Kishan (362 runs)
- Suryakumar Yadav (374 runs)
Top Wicket takers for Mumbai Indians
- Jasprit Bumrah (23 wickets)
- Trent Boult (20)
- Rahul Chahar (15)
Top Scorers of SunRisers Hyderabad
- David Warner (444 runs)
- Manish Pandey (380 runs)
- Jonny Bairstow (345 runs)
Top Wicket takers for SunRisers Hyderabad
- Rashid Khan (18 wickets)
- T. Natarajan (14 wickets)
- Sandeep Sharma (10 wickets)
Playing XI Prediction Of MI And SRH
Mumbai Indians Predicted XI
1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Quinton de Kock (Overseas/Wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Ishan Kishan
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Kieron Pollard (Overseas)
8. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Overseas)
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Trent Boult (Overseas)
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI
1. David Warner (C/Overseas)
2. Jonny Bairstow (Overseas)
3. Wriddhiman Saha (Wk)
4. Manish Pandey
5. Virat Singh
6. Jason Holder (Overseas)
7. Vijay Shankar
8. Rashid Khan (Overseas)
9. T Natarajan
10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Khaleel Ahmed
Given the form Mumbai Indians are in and the level of motivation the team would have as they are the 1st team to qualify for the playoffs Mumbai Indians would be a clear choice here to be the winners, however, going it is a do or die for SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians could take some risks for the 1st playoffs game and test some tactics, we are inclined to believe SRH will win today’s match but only by a slim margin.