Today's match is of utmost importance for MI as it is a must-win situation. In order to secure their place in the playoffs, Mumbai needs to showcase their best cricket performance of the entire season. Even if they emerge victorious in today's match, MI will accumulate a total of 16 points. However, the situation remains uncertain as RCB will also be playing later in the night. If RCB manages to secure a win as well, then the net run rate (NRR) will come into play to determine the fourth team to reach the playoffs.
Head to Head
MI - 11, SRH - 9
Heat to Head at Wankhede
MI - 4, SRH - 2
Head to Head at Noon matches
MI - 2, SRH - 2
Last 5 matches
MI - 3, SRH - 2
Last 5 matches at Wankhede
MI - W L W W W
SRH - L L L W L
Mumbai currently occupies the sixth position in the points table. In their previous game against LSG, they suffered a narrow defeat by a mere margin of five runs. Despite a strong opening partnership of 90 runs between Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma while chasing a target of 178, the subsequent batters failed to leave a significant impact, resulting in a loss for MI. In today's crucial match, Mumbai not only needs to secure a victory but also improve their net run rate (NRR) and rely on favorable outcomes in other matches to secure a place in the playoffs. Having the advantage of playing at Wankhede, their home ground, Mumbai has a slight edge, considering they have emerged victorious in four out of their last five matches played there. While Mumbai's wins have predominantly come from their batting prowess, their bowling unit has struggled to maintain consistency, with the exception of Piyush Chawla. Today, they will be hoping for an improved performance from their bowling unit to strengthen their chances of success.
Probable XI : Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak/Wadhera, Tim David, Karthikeya, Chawla, Akash, Behrendorff, Jordan/Meridith
Sunrisers currently find themselves at the bottom of the points table, occupying the tenth position. The tournament has already come to an end for them, but they will strive to secure a victory in their last league match, aiming to reach the ninth place in the points table. In their previous game against RCB, despite Heinrich Klaasen's brilliant century propelling them to a total of 186, SRH's bowlers struggled to defend the target. RCB comfortably chased down the total in 19.2 overs with eight wickets in hand, courtesy of Virat Kohli's sixth IPL century. With SRH's playoffs hopes extinguished, they have the opportunity to make a couple of changes and provide opportunities to uncapped players. Additionally, they will seek to win the match and potentially disrupt MI's hopes of securing a playoff spot. Considering the Wankhede surface, if SRH wins the toss, they are likely to prefer chasing as the preferred option.
Probable XI : Abhishek, Tripathi, Markram, Klaasen, Phillips, Brook/Jansen, Samad, Bhuvneshwar, Markhande, Natarajan, K Tyagi
Rohit v Bhuvi - 70 runs, 1 out (132 SR)
Surya v Bhuvi - 20 runs, 1 out (167 SR)
Green v Bhuvi - 20 runs, 1 out (125 SR)
T David v Bhuvi - 36 runs, 0 out (171 SR)
Rohit v Natarajan - 17 runs, 1 out (189 SR)
Ishan v Natarajan - 20 runs, 1 out (91 SR)
T David v Natarajan - 47 runs, 0 out (294 SR)
Tilak v Markhande - 20 runs, 0 out (167 SR)
Surya v Karthik - 30 runs, 0 out (167 SR)
Ishan v Jansen - 34 runs, 1 out (142 SR)
Tripathi v Chawla - 7 runs, 2 out (87 SR)
Abhishek v Chawla - 12 runs, 1 out (150 SR)
Phillips v Jordan - 29 runs, 1 out (161 SR)
Klaasen v Jordan - 23 runs, 1 out (177 SR)
Markram v Jordan - 30 runs, 0 out (177 SR)
Tripathi v Jordan - 29 runs, 0 out (194 SR)
Tripathi v Meredith - 10 runs, 0 out (250 SR)
During MI vs SRH matches
524 - David Warner
436 - Shikhar Dhawan
431 - Kieron Pollard
353 - Rohit Sharma
267 - Ishan Kishan
90* - David Warner
85* - David Warner
84 - Ishan Kishan
82* - Shikhar Dhawan
82 - Suryakumar Yadav
34 - Kieron Pollard
18 - David Warner
15 - Rohit Sharma
18 - Bhuvneshwar
16 - Jasprit Bumrah
13 - Lasith Malinga
12 - Siddharth Kaul
Best Bowling fig
6/12 - Alzarri Joseph
4/23 - Lasith Malinga
4/23 - Mayank Markhande
4/52 - Jason Holder
Most M.O.M Awards
2 - Jasprit Bumrah
2 - Kieron Pollard
2 - Rashid Khan
Key Players :
Heinrich Klaasen has emerged as the standout performer for SRH this season, leading the team in run-scoring with a remarkable tally of 430 runs in 10 innings, boasting an impressive average of 53.75. Notably, Klaasen has showcased exceptional prowess against spin bowling, amassing unreal numbers with an average of 130.00 and a staggering strike rate of 190.43.
Suryakumar Yadav has been the leading run-scorer for Mumbai this season, amassing a formidable total of 486 runs at a blistering strike rate of 186.92. Particularly noteworthy is his outstanding performance in the last five innings at Wankhede, where he averaged an impressive 85.25, accompanied by a striking strike rate of 207.93.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a standout performer with the new ball, showcasing his brilliance in the last four matches against Mumbai at Wankhede. During this period, he has taken a total of eight wickets, with notable figures of 3/26, 3/21, 1/29, and 1/26.
Ishan Kishan, the second-highest scorer for Mumbai this season with 425 runs, has a track record of delivering crucial performances in the last league match of the previous two seasons. In these matches, Kishan scored 48 runs from 35 balls and an impressive 84 runs from 32 balls, highlighting his ability to step up when it matters most.
Tim David has proven to be a force to reckon with at Wankhede, amassing an impressive tally of 226 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 211.60, including a staggering 21 sixes.