Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad face each other in match number 65 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Tuesday. SRH are virtually out of the IPL 2022 season after having suffered 5 straight defeats. MI are bottom of the pile, winning three and losing nine.
Analysis of MI
MI have nothing to lose, and the idea will be to win their last two games and finish in an upbeat mood. Tilak Varma has been a joy to watch throughout the season. He is their top scorer as well. Ishan Kishan will hope to score some runs. Rohit Sharma has struggled throughout, and this has been a highlight. A senior player like him will want to step up and deliver.
In terms of bowling, MI will hope to test SRH, who have struggled of late. Daniel Sams has been supreme alongside Jasprit Bumrah, who has found his range. Kumar Kartikeya and Riley Meredith can be good support casts on offer. As a unit, MI will look to target the kill from the start.
Analysis of SRH
SRH need their confidence back after 5 straight losses. They have been let down with the ball, mainly after doing so well before that. Batting-wise, a lot of pressure is on the middle-order to perform as the side has failed to get desired starts of late. The onus will be on the SRH openers to come out prepared and add quality runs. Nicholas Pooran needs to show consistency.
Bowling-wise, Umran Malik was back amongst the wickets versus KKR, which will please SRH. T Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have done a reasonable job and remain key players. Marco Jansen can be a good asset.
Both teams have faced each other 18 times. MI have the upper hand with 10 wins, while SRH have sealed 8 wins. Notably, MI have enjoyed a 5-1 win record over SRH since 2019. They will face off for the first time in IPL 2022.
What is the expected playing XI of both sides?
MI predicted playing XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.
SRH predicted playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.
Which team is the predicted winner?
We put our money on MI here. SRH have lost 5 successive games after winning five on the trot. The bowling has got a bit weaker for SRH, and the batting lacks the desired bite.
Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing
Sides chasing have won six of the last eight matches. The wicket has averaged a first-innings total of 152 (last five matches). Both pacers and spinners have commanded impressive numbers at Wankhede. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
The major batting stats on offer
Varma has scored 368 runs in 12 matches this season. The 19-year-old averages a prolific 40.88. SRH’s Aiden Markram has racked up 358 runs in 12 matches at 59.66. He can surpass 400 runs. Rahul Tripathi has managed 317 runs this season at 35.22.
The major bowling stats on offer
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has 153 IPL scalps and 11 this season from 12 games. Umran has claimed 18 scalps in IPL 2022. For MI, Daniel Sams has claimed 11 wickets in nine outings so far.
Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)
Batsmen: Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Tilak Varma
All-rounders: Aiden Markram
Bowlers: Daniel Sams, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umran Malik
Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)
Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Nicholas Pooran, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Tilak Varma
All-rounders: Tim David, Aiden Markram
Bowlers: Daniel Sams, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan
Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain choices
Umran Malik: He has 18 scalps in IPL 2022 and can do a commendable job. He has express pace and can cause issues. One will hope he delivers.
Tilak Varma: He is MI’s main player and has shown desire. Scoring 350-plus runs in maiden season will help him grow. He has confidence and class riding.
Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices
B Kumar: The Indian bowler will look to showcase his attributes against MI. He did a reasonable job in the previous game and has been solid when needed.
J Bumrah: The pacer will look to be prolific for his side. He did a reasonable job in the 2 previous games and can be a menace for SRH players.