On Thursday night, Match 51 of IPL 2019 pits the Mumbai Indians and the Sunrisers Hyderabad against each other. Both teams are vying to qualify for the IPL playoffs with a handful of matches to go. So in other words, this MI vs SRH match is all the more important.
There have been a total of 13 MI vs SRH clashes with Hyderabad narrowly edging ahead in the head to head scene. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken 7 wins to the Mumbai Indians 6. As of now, the pendulum could swing either way as both teams have won their last two matches. The highest score statistic goes to MI’s side with 184 to SRH’s 178. The lowest score stat goes the other way with SRH with 96 to MI’s 87.
Predicted Playing 11
Weather and pitch report
Tomorrow evening’s clash is expected to have no rain in the forecast. However, there will be plenty of humidity inspite of it being an evening match. Also, with humidity comes the dew factor. So, the bowlers will have their work cut out, especially in the second innings.
The Wankhede pitch is said to be quite flat albeit with a hint of turn. Add to that equation, excessive dew and the situation will be interesting.
Prediction for match result
Both teams head into the game on the back of two back-to-back wins. This match is also set to take place in the Indians’ backyard, so this MI vs SRH match may swing in either direction.
This is the second time that there will be a MI vs SRH meeting in IPL 2019. The Hyderabad home leg of the MI vs SRH tie resulted in the visitors triumphing. So, can the Sunrisers Hyderabad exact revenge or will Mumbai qualify for the playoffs?