The five-time IPL winners and defending champions of the IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians (MI) will now play against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
It will be the third match for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021. After starting this tournament with a two-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the last-ball thriller of the season opener, Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 runs in the low-scoring affair.
IPL 2021, Match 9: Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad (MI vs SRH) – MI Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Captain Rohit Sharma got run-out for just 19 runs in the first game of the IPL 2021, but he scored crucial 43 runs in the second game of this season. Ultimately his batting proved as a crucial knock for his team in that second game as Mumbai Indians finally won that match.
Quinton de Kock (wk)
South African cricketer Quinton de Kock played his first match of this IPL 2021 in their last game where he scored only two runs. Though he recently scored 80 runs in a home ODI match against Pakistan, de Kock is currently struggling to maintain his consistency.
Suryakumar Yadav is currently performing consistently with the bat. After scoring crucial 31 runs in the first match of the IPL 2021, he scored 56 runs against KKR. With his consistent performances, the Indian cricketer currently has huge confidence.
Youngster Ishan Kishan has now improved as a quality batsman as he can handle major situations with his bat. However, in his first two games of this IPL 2021, Ishan has scored only 29 runs. But the team management knows really well that how important he is for Mumbai Indians.
While Hardik Pandya is still not bowling regularly due to his fitness issues, he is currently in very good form with the bat as he recently performed well for his national team. Though he has scored only 28 runs in the first two games of the IPL 2021, he can smash the balls powerfully at the right time.
During Mumbai Indians’ last game, Krunal Pandya played a very important role with the ball as his 4-0-13-1 suddenly constructed the winning opportunity for his team which they ultimately grabbed. On that night, Krunal delivered a total of 13 dot balls while he didn’t concede a boundary.
Moreover, currently, Krunal is in very good form as a batsman despite scoring only 22 runs in the first two matches.
Caribbean cricketer Kieron Pollard now generally plays game-changing roles for his team. Though he has scored only 12 runs in this IPL 2021, he can return to his familiar form very soon. Every cricket fan still freshly remembers his six sixes in an over to Akila Dananjaya in a recent T20I match.
While Chennai pitches are supporting the slow bowlers, off-spinner Jayant Yadav can be useful as he can bring the better additional option for the team than the excellent South African fast-bowling all-rounder Marco Jansen.
Young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was the hero of the match during the Mumbai Indians’ previous match. After he experienced the expensive bowling figures of 0/43 in the first match of the IPL 2021, Rahul had bowling figures of 4-0-27-4 as they claimed a stunning win against KKR.
The Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is always a useful bowler in every format. While he had bowling figures of 2/28 in the first game of the IPL 2021, Bumrah delivered another controlled bowling figures of 4-0-28-0 in their last game, including disciplined death overs as he conceded only 12 runs in two overs in that period (conceded 4 runs in the crucial 19th over).
New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult has already taken three wickets in this IPL 2021. After having bowling figures of 1/36 against RCB in their first match of the IPL 2021, Boult also had bowling figures of 2/27 in their last game.