Sunrisers Hyderabad are now both dependent on their performances as well as faith. Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a home game defeat first in seven matches against Rising Pune Supergiant and now their faith is in the middle of playoffs and Kings XI Punjab’s results. There would be a sigh of relief knowing that Kings XI Punjab lost their match on Sunday. Placed at fourth at the points table with 13 points, it would not be a good time to face Mumbai Indians who are in opponent crushing mode. Mumbai Indians registered their ninth win and made a record of highest run margin win in IPL. They won the game against Delhi Daredevils by 146 runs. To overcome Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad will need something more special than just depending on David Warner in batting and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in bowling. Mumbai Indians on the other hand have already qualified for the playoffs and to secure their first position intacted they will try to win their remaining of matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad need to fire as a unit and keep their hope of making it to the playoffs alive.
Last time they played: at Wankhede stadium, the fortress of Mumbai Indians, they chased down a target of 159 runs in 18.4 overs with six wickets in hand against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: LLWWD
Mumbai Indians: WWWLW
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson will be out for national duty after few days so they could decide for a change eleven. Pitch favors slow bowlers, Mohd Nabi could get a game. Ashish Nehra injury will mean Mohd Siraj inclusion in the team. Either Bipul Sharma or Vijay Shankar could make a cut in the playing eleven.
Probable XI: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson/Mohd Nabi, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar/Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sidharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Siraj.
Mumbai Indians: they will perhaps play the same playing eleven with Lendl Simmons opening the batting in place of Jos Butler. Karn Sharma had a fair last game and would be preferred over Krunal Pandya.
Probable XI: Lendl Simmons, Keiron Pollard, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McCLengan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Players in the Spotlight:
Shikhar Dhawan: getting a recall for champions trophy might have boosted the confidence of gabbar and he will be in the Spotlight to perform for his IPL team as well.
Rohit Sharma: he missed out in the last but have looked in great touch from last few games. He will be keen to justify his champions trophy selection by giving out a solid performance.
What: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 8th May 20:00 IST
Where: Rajiv Gandhi international stadium, Hyderabad
What to expect: a clear weather with pitch suiting bowlers more than the batsman. A below par score is bound to happen.
Toss Prediction: team winning the toss will decide to bowl first as chasing is lot easier than batting first.
Match prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad have a do or die type of situation in front of them and they are ours prediction winners.
* Bet for less than 50runs six over session for the first innings.
* Match odds for the game are 85-86 Mumbai Indians.