Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview: Clash set to shape top 4

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview Highlights:

  • The Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off against each other at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday
  • Come May 2 at 8:00 pm, the two sides will take to the field in a match that holds mammoth consequences in shaping the top half of the table. The toss and team news will take place at 7:30 pm
  • MI currently occupy the third place in the table with 14 points while SRH finds themselves in fourth with the 12. Both the sides have indulged themselves in 12 matches till now

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview

A clash that could eventually shape how the top half of the table is pictured come to the end of this week. There is no better narrative to describe a virtual semi-final than the match between the Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. With way too much at stake in this scrumptious encounter, the performances will be elevated a notch as either side look to put in rapturous performances to get the all-important 2 points in their kitty.

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The Sunrisers Hyderabad who comes into this match having bettered the Kings XI Punjab with a batting performance befitting of a final performance won’t find things so simple this time around though.

It won’t be a straightforward encounter for them by any stretch of the imagination though. Having earlier lost out on Jonny Bairstow, the side is now left without the support of David Warner, perhaps their most important player in the batting order this season. With 692 in 12 innings at an average of 69.2, Warner 56 ball 81 against Punjab put massive emphasizes on what he’s done for them this season.

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Apart from Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey, the rest of the batting order is no longer the bankable one which had taken apart teams so cleanly previously. Getting the batting order right could see Martin Guptill being given his first match of the season to help bolster the opening partnership.

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For Mumbai meanwhile, they’ll be wishing that the fiasco of a bowling performance by them against KKR was just a one-off incident. Jasprit Bumrah and Jason Behrendorff are quick learners, well versed in rectifying their mistakes sooner rather than later. On a wicket that will see the ball nib around in the opening stages, the duo will look to make early inroads in the oppositions’ shaky batting unit.

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview – Key Battles

Kane Williamson Vs Jasprit Bumrah

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview

Having gone for huge runs the previous time out against KKR, Bumrah will be looking to rectify those mistakes come SRH. He is a bowler who doesn’t repeat the same mistake twice and expect him to use his versatile and exquisite skill set to get the new ball to deviate sharply before eventually working his fingers around in the death overs to put a hold on SRH’s innings.

One of the most enthralling in match battle will be between two of the finest players in the world. Bumrah will relish the opportunity to bowl at Williamson in what will be a resounding faceoff, one where either player will make the full use of the exceptional expertise to get the better of each other.

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Rashid Khan Vs Rohit Sharma

The Wankhede Stadium is one where Rohit Sharma always likes playing and scoring big innings and there perhaps might not be a bigger clash for him at home this year. With Quinton de Kock struggling for form in the last couple of matches, the need for Rohit to come good couldn’t have been more massive than now for MI.

While Rohit is fully aware of each and every part of the venue and the pitch conditions, he’ll be facing an unpleasant adversary in Rashid Khan. Rohit’s inclement maligned form against the spinners is no secret and this season has continued to be the same underwhelming one against the slower bowlers.

Today IPL match MI vs SRH preview

Match Details

Match 51, MI Vs SRH

Date and Time: 2nd May, Thursday- 8:00 pm

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Television: Star Sports 1, 2 Select HD1, Hindi/HD

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