Chennai: The game between MI and SRH is scheduled for 7.30 PM on Saturday, April 17th, at Chennai’s M.A Chidambaram Stadium.
The Mumbai Indians, who just finished a mouth-watering last-over victory against KKR in their previous game. They will look to take that game forward into the next one. They will face SRH, who lost their both matches.
Shane Bond, Mumbai Indians' bowling coach, believes there is ample experience in his team's bowling attack to deal with either challenge. However, the issue is elsewhere.
Meanwhile, South African player Quinton de Kock, who joined the team late due to national duties and missed out on the first game. He will be raring to make a mark against SRH.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, the script hasn't changed a lot. The bowlers were economical and threatening, and with the bat David Warner provided another strong start, but the middle order's lack of runs and pace is yet to be fixed.
SRH have so far played two games and have come out on the losing side on both occasions. First, against KKR, the Orange Army lost by 10 runs and next, against RCB, they suffered a six-run loss. Both were close games.
SRH are desperately looking for one, the pressure is heavy on the latter.
"There are three or four different pitches here [in Chennai]. The wicket that we played in game one is quite different from the wicket we played in the second game, (even though) the scores were pretty similar. I'm not quite sure what the wicket is going to look like tomorrow, maybe pretty similar to game one. Or might play exactly similar to game two. The processes don't change for us. We turn up, assess the conditions quickly. We have our gameplans, we adjust quickly and have to think on our feet." - Shane Bond, Mumbai Indians' bowling coach.
When: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, April 17, 2021, Saturday, 19:30 IST
Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mumbai Indians (Probable XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieran Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
SunRisers Hyderabad (Probable XI): David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan