Clashing Teams-Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Date- May 17th, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time- 07:30 P.M (Local)
Venue-Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Telecast- Star Sports Network and Hotstar App
The five-time champions will be playing a pride salvaging fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Tuesday’s exclusive face-off. Mumbai Indians will definitely aim to win the last two shares of group-stage fixtures to get past their counterparts Sunrisers Hyderabad in the leaderboard standings. In their preceding match, Rohit’s men defeated playoff-eyeing CSK and walked them out of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians will be eager to don the kingmaker avatar and curtail-down playoff hopes of another playoff campaigner. MI is expected to try-out a fresh set of youngsters in the game to exhibit their skills, as the franchise has nothing to lose. It will be an investment in the future drill for the Mumbai Indians and Jasprit Bumrah will be provided the much needed break while giving a spot to Jaydev Unadkat.
The orange-army will find itself in a ‘catch-22’ situation, as things are expected to heat-up in their virtual knockout setting against Mumbai Indians. The Kane Williamson-led side is on a five-match losing streak and needs to pull-up the socks before its too late. Last time out, SRH locked horns against KKR but lost the plot with the 54-run mark that had installed the side in seventh position in the points-table.
The biggest villain for Hyderabad turns-out its own skipper, as Kane Williamson is a big flop in the ongoing season with batting average less than 20 and strike-rate is just above 90 in 12 sets of games played so far. Return of T. Natarajan and Washington Sundar in the team combination wasn’t fruitful but the duo are expected to retain their spot and are expected to bowl in a better rhythm in Tuesday’s game.
Despite resting at the bottom of the leaderboard, Mumbai Indians will walk into the game with a better state than that of Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH are on a five-match losing streak and will be under extreme pressure in this virtual knockout. The bowling line-up of Mumbai is expected to restrict the tedious SRH batting line-up at a mediocre total and knock them out of the playoff race.
Market Odds (As on 10:30 A.M)
Top Batter for Sunrisers Hyderabad- Rahul Tripathi- This right-handed batter exhibited some serious hitting with his unbeaten 71 runs off 37 balls innings against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Top Batter for Team Mumbai Indians- Ishan Kishan- The young dynamite is the leading run-scorer for MI in their first two matches. Kishan carries an overwhelming IPL record where he hammered 1587 runs from 58 games carrying strike-rate of 137.28.
Probable Playing XI For The Match
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik