MI vs SRH: Statistical preview and pitch report
Defending champions Mumbai Indians would be hoping to get their title defense back on track when Sunrisers Hyderabad come knocking on the doors of the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai have managed just 1 win in their 5 matches but have a positive net run rate. SRH have 3 wins till now. Here is our statistical preview for this fixture.
Who will come out on top tonight?
Mumbai Indians have a 100% record against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium. Rohit Sharma's men have won all the three encounters against Williamson-led team in Mumbai. However, Sunrisers have won four of their last 5 matches against the Mumbai Indians.
Bhuvi has been a thorn in Mumbai's flesh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar boasts a stunning bowling average of 13.75 against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Bhuvi has 16 wickets in 12 games against the defending champions and has conceded runs at an economy of 5.64. However, his participation in today's game is not certain. At the Wankhede Stadium, both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shakib Al Hasan have bagged 6 wickets in 4 games.
Rohit and Shakib can achieve personal feats
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is 3 sixes away from completing 300 sixes in the T20 format. Rohit will become the first Indian and 7th player overall to reach this milestone in T20 cricket. Hyderabad's Shakib Al Hasan is just one wicket shy of bagging 300 wickets in T20 cricket.
Mumbai are Dhawan's favourite opponents
Shikhar Dhawan is at his devastating best against the Mumbai Indians. The southpaw has scored 581 runs against the Blue Brigade. Dhawan averages a massive 44.69 in 17 innings against Mumbai. Dhawan's average is even better when he plays at the Wankhede stadium. He has scored 205 runs at an average of 51.25 in the five matches.
Rashid Khan vs Krunal Pandya will be an interesting battle
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya has struck at 197.1 against leg-spinners and has lost his wicket only once in 10 innings. Since 2015, Krunal has scored 138 runs off 70 balls against leg-spinners. It would be interesting to see how Rashid Khan performs against Pandya.
High scoring contest on the cards
There is no forecast of rain tonight. The Wankhede Stadium is located just next to Mumbai's sea coast and the breeze should assist the swing bowlers. Apart from that, it is a small stadium and hence batsmen can clear the ropes with ease. Wankhede is one of the most popular venues for T20 cricket as it has provided great entertainment in the past.Share this timeline