This article will discuss the probable XIs for both teams, match previews, Dream11 predictions, and the winning fantasy team for the 55th match of IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad scheduled to take place on the 8th of October 2021.
The Indian Premier League 2021 has been reached at the last day of the league stage as Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians Abu Dhabi on Friday. In the reverse fixture between these two teams, Mumbai Indians won the game by 13 runs.
Mumbai Indians won their last game against Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets. While bowling first, Nathan Coulter-Nile (4/14) and Jimmy Neesham (3/12) had a great day with the ball as Rajasthan Royals managed to score just 90 runs in their 20 overs. In the batting department, Ishan Kishan smashed a brilliant fifty and chased the target with ease.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad had one of their top class games in this second leg as they defeated RCB by 4 runs. While batting first, Jason Roy played a sensible knock of 44 runs at the top as SRH posted a total of 141/7 in 20 overs. In the second inning, all five bowlers picked a wicket each as they restricted opposition on 137/6 after 20 overs.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch and Weather: Pitches in Abu Dhabi have been contrasting. While a few stayed throughout the course of the match, making run-scoring easy, the other one slowed in the 2nd innings. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.
Date & Time: October 8, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians are unlikely to make any change in this match as it will be a do or die contest and they also won their last game against Rajasthan Royals. Ishan Kishan will keep the wickets and he will also open along with Rohit Sharma. Jimmy Neesham picked key wickets with the ball so he is likely to get another game. In the bowling department, Trent Boult will be keen to take some early wickets in powerplay overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will play for pride in this last game of their campaign. The youngsters like Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad and Priyam Garg will get an opportunity to leave a mark with their bat in this game. The young pace sensation, Umran Malik will be a player to watch from Sunrisers Hyderabad. All five bowlers picked a wicket each so there will be no change in the bowling department.
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson(C), Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, S Kaul
Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult
Mumbai Indians are stronger and have more in-form players compared to Sunrisers Hyderabad. They also registered victory in the last head to head contest so Mumbai Indians will start as favorites in this match.
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Batsmen: Kane Williamson and Jason Roy can be picked from SRH in this game. Both batsmen played top knocks in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Suryakumar Yadav is one the most complete batsmen in this Indian Premier League so he can be selected. Rohit Sharma scored 22 runs in just 13 balls against Rajasthan Royals.
Wicket-Keepers: Ishan Kishan made an outstanding comeback with the bat as the youngster scored unbeaten 50 runs in just 25 deliveries against Royals.
All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham picked 3/12 in the last game against Rajasthan with the ball. He is also capable of smashing big hits in slog overs. Jason Holder can be selected as second all-rounder in your fantasy team.
Bowlers: Nathan Coulter-Nile picked four wickets in the last game against Royals. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are obvious options from the bowling section. Rashid Khan picked 16 wickets in this IPL 2021 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Fantasy Team: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma(c), Kane Williamson, Jason Roy, Suryakumar Yadav, Jimmy Neesham, Jason Holder(vc), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan.
Captain – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma scored 363 runs for Mumbai Indians in this IPL 2021. He is the best batsman from Mumbai this season so he can be picked as captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Jason Holder
Jason Holder will give maximum fantasy points with both, batting and bowling. So Holder can be picked as vice-captain in this game against Mumbai Indians.
A Cricket Writer