- admin | May 16, 2022 | 10:45 pm
MI vs SRH: SRH have done a decent job with the ball, but their performance with the bat has been a huge let down. They have now lost five on the trot but are still in contention for the playoffs. While SRH has been bad in patches, their opponents have gone worse.
The Mumbai Indians are approaching the end of one of their worst, if not worst seasons. With an eye on next season, their main motive in the upcoming games is to try new players and they have already started their search by making bold moves such as dropping Kieron Pollard.
Match: MI vs SRH
Date: 17th May 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
There is a fair bit of cloud cover but no rain is expected during the MI vs SRH game.
The Wankhede surface is tough to bat on with the ball stopping and slowing down. It is not easy for new batters to come in and score quickly while the evening games have also seen some swing due to the live grass on the surface. With the ball stopping though, batting first is a better option in the MI vs SRH game.
MI vs SRH Predicted Playing XI
MI Playing XI
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya Singh
SRH Playing XI
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (capt), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Washington Sundar, Shashank Singh/Glenn Phillips, Marco Jansen/Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, 11 T Natarajan
Both teams may bring in some changes as Mumbai look to try new players and SRH look to strengthen their batting with the likes of Glenn Phillips likely to come off the bench.
Tilak Varma has been one of the finds this season and is already being spoken of highly. Despite a poor season, Mumbai will be pleased to know that they have found a batter who could be trusted in the future, and going by his temperament he seems like a player who could bring in a lot of value to the side with his presence of the field.
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Aiden Markram has been one of SRH’s more valuable players, along with Rahul Tripathi. With Williamson struggling, Markram has often made up for the lack of runs upfront with strong cameos in the back end while also holding down an end to steer his side through a chase. He is also being used well as bowler, and with a big game ahead he will be a key member as SRH look to retain their hopes of qualification.
MI vs SRH Match Tips
While MI are trying a string of new players there eleven will be a little light on experience. Despite having a lot of players who could bring out a few surprises in the Mumbai camp, the SRH side may have an edge as they come in with a decent bowling attack and some wonderful names in the batting line-up.
Match Prediction: SRH will win the match.