SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will play their third match of the IPL 2021 this Saturday (17th April) night when the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will meet at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
SRH are now the only team in the IPL 2021 who haven’t won a match in this season yet as they have won both the first two matches of this season against Kolkata Knight Riders (10 runs) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (6 runs).
IPL 2021, Match 9: Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad (MI vs SRH) – SRH Predicted Playing XI
David Warner (C)
After losing his wicket at the early stage in their first game of the IPL 2021, SRH skipper David Warner scored the crucial 54 runs in the second game. The Australian left-handed opening batsman is a very important batsman for his team.
While Wriddhiman Saha failed to manage the double-digit scores in their first two matches of the IPL 2021, Shreevats Goswami can replace him for the third game of SRH this season. Though consistency is a big issue for him, Goswami recently provided some good starts for Bengal.
Manish Pandey is currently the most run-scorer for SRH in the IPL 2021 as he has scored 99 runs. After scoring 61 not out in their season opener, Manish also scored 38 runs in their second game. However, he can take far better responsibilities for SRH.
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
England cricketer Jonny Bairstow is currently in very good form in limited-overs cricket. Though he scored 12 runs in their last game, Bairstow scored 55 runs in their season opener. He has to take a major role in the SRH batting line-up.
Abdul Samad has set a good image as an aggressive batsman. After managing the highest strike rate for SRH in the IPL 2020, Samad scored 19 not out off just 8 balls with the help of two sixes in their IPL 2021 season opener, which was too late for the side. But in the second game, he scored a duck.
In the first two games of the IPL 2021, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has scored a total of 14 runs. He has also bowled one over in this season where he conceded 14 runs. The all-rounder Vijay Shankar has to play more crucial roles for SRH.
Caribbean all-rounder Jason Holder played the last game where he got three wickets and conceded 30 runs in his four overs quota. He is also a powerful hitter though scoring just four runs in the last game.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has taken four wickets in this IPL 2021 as he got two wickets in both the first two games of this season. Rashid has maintained his image as a consistent bowler, and in the last game, he was impressively economical with the bowling figures of 4-0-18-2.
The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is now returning to his rhythm. In the first two games of the IPL 2021, he has taken two wickets. However, he has the ability to bowl better way as he takes a huge responsibility for SRH bowling on his shoulder.
While Chennai pitches are helping for the spinners, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem played the last game where he had bowling figures of 4-0-36-1. He can also play the forthcoming match but he has to perform better to stay in the playing XI fight.
In the first two matches of the IPL 2021, the left-arm pacer T Natarajan got two wickets, one wicket in each game. Natarajan knows really well how to improve his game with time progress but he has to do it quickly.