Mumbai Indians’ strategy for Friday’s game will be determined by Kolkata Knight Riders’ performance against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. If KKR wins even by a solitary run, MI will have to win against SRH by a big margin. The Rohit Sharma-led MI will be heading into this fixture on a confident note after thrashing Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. The defending champions’ fate will be decided in their last fixture of the league game. There have been a couple of positives for MI from the last game, Ishan Kishan has found the momentum while Jimmy Neesham seems to be a suitable replacement for the out-of-touch Krunal Pandya. The five-time IPL winners have currently acquired the fifth spot with 12 points.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a forgettable season. They have won just three fixtures in their 13 matches so far. After securing a narrow victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday, the Hyderabad-based franchise will aim to conclude the season on a positive note after defeating MI. Jason Roy and Kane Williamson have been frequently contributing with the bat, along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s death bowling skills, SRH will count on their in-form players to pocket one last victory of the season.
MI and SRH have faced each other on 17 occasions, the former won nine games while the latter emerged victoriously on eight instances.
In the last encounter, MI won the game by 13 runs in the first phase of IPL 2021.
Mumbai Indians – The five-time IPL champions don’t have any concerns regarding injuries.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Hyderabad also have a fully-fit squad at their disposal.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad – The Principal sponsors of SRH are Ralco Tyres, Kent Mineral RO, Reliance Jio, TCL, Dream 11, and Kansai Nerolac.
Mumbai Indians – The principal partners are Samsung and DHL Express.