Pre Match Analysis
Both the teams are having an average season this year as Mumbai Indians are at the last position in the points table and on the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the eighth position at the points table. Hence, both the teams will be looking to avoid the wooden spoon this year.
Sunrisers Hyderabad was having a great season as they won five consecutive matches. However, after that, they lost 5 consecutive matches and lost the plot. At the top, Abhishek Sharma has been doing well but the lack of runs from Kane Williamson has made things difficult for the team. In the middle order, Rahul Tripathi played some good innings but hasn’t done much in the last few matches. Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran have also performed in bits and pieces. Besides them, the bowlers have also failed to do their job as apart from Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, no one has been able to perform well. Umran Malik, T Natrajan and Marco Jansen are giving away runs. Even the absence of a quality spinner is also hurting them a lot this year.
For Mumbai Indians, things haven’t worked out properly as they lost the core in this mega auction. At the top, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma aren’t doing their job as they have failed to score runs and hence the middle order is always under pressure. Only Tilak Verma in the middle order along with Tim David has got some runs. Apart from them, no one has been able to perform well which has made things worse for them this year. Jasprit Bumrah, Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith have bowled well but still, they are not able to do it consistently and hence they aren’t performing up to the expectations.