About the Match
Mumbai has a last chance at redemption here in the Middle East before they proceed to the subcontinent; struggling at the bottom of the table without any point after 4 matches, Mumbai will face Hyderabad on 30th Apr at Dubai and will try to outsmart the opponent in this game. Sunrisers have opened their points tally having 2 points from one win in four matches but Mumbai is slightly better off in run rate and if they can manage a win here, will try to zoom over Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is the last of the 20 matches scheduled in the Middle East and no one should have any doubt that the house will be full to witness the on goings at Dubai.
Rohit Sharma is desperate to put his act together and post a win and this will be his last chance to do so in the schedules played out of India; he himself has come up to open the innings with consistent Tare, giving breathing space for Hussey who is at No.5. The move though did not pay many dividends in the last match against Delhi Daredevils but it is likely to bear fruit in the coming future. Rayudu and Pollard have been consistent in batting with Malinga and Zaheer Khan able to control the opponents run scoring spree; Anderson has not been performing to the expected level and he could improve as the tournament progresses. The opening partnership has not been able to lay a good foundation so far and if they click in this game, they will receive a moral boosting shot in the arm to go ahead with more confidence.
Having opted to bat first after winning the toss against Chennai Super Kings in the last match, they were not been able to put up an imposing target and hence they remain with 2 points from 4 matches played so far. If they continue their form, beating the Mumbai Indians in this match will not be difficult, though nothing can be taken for granted and they shouldn’t take the opponent lightly. The middle order is consistent in batting with Sammy, Rahul and K V Sharma able to improve the run rate and steadying the innings though they aren’t clearing the fence too often. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is improving match by match in effecting casualties in the opponent’s line-up whereas Steyn and Ishant are also having a tight grip on the batsmen. Finch is playing well as opener and if Shikhar Dhawan can step up then SRH will be a team to watch in the matches to come. The leg breaks of Mishra and googlies by Sharma should be more effective and with good field support, the team can surely change its fortunes.
The match will be a good opportunity for both the teams to improve their performance and climb up in the points table. Mumbai Indians have a greater stake in this match as they may not be able to recover from a defeat again though Hyderabad too has much to lose here. In view of the circumstances and the will to perform better, Mumbai Indians look better motivated to come out trumps in this contest.
Mumbai Indians, 2.20 @ TitanBet