SRH vs MI predictions and betting : The 13th edition of the IPL has been one of the best in terms of quality, entertainment and the fact that the playoff spots is still up for grabs with just two days of action left. On Tuesday, SRH are set to take on MI in a must win game for the hosts whereas MI would want to continue their good run in spite of benching some players from their main squad.
A win for SRH means that they are through to the next stage irrespective of what happens in the Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore clash. It is obvious that the main focus for the side will be to win the game.
MI vs SRH predictions and betting Odds
SRH vs MI predictions and betting analysis: Recent form and head-to-head
SRH are on a winning spree currently and have the momentum to take them to the next stage despite injury concerns from the start. After 3 wins in the first half, they were defeated by CSK and were unlucky to lose against KKR in the super over.
But from then on, the turn of the fortune has been very much visible for the Hyderabad franchise as they won three out of the next four games. In addition to this, they have maintained a positive run rate which implies that the victory is the only focus for them right now.
MI have had the most balanced side in the tournament where every individual goes on with his business without any fuss. If the top order fails, the middle order will lift the batting line up or if both fail, the bowling department will do the job for the team.
This is what makes them one of the best teams in IPL history and is the main reason to sit at the top of the table with 9 wins in 13 games. With a Qualifier 1 spot confirmed for the side long ago, they would be eyeing to continue their winning streak on Tuesday that would really hurt SRH’s chances.
Matches – 15
SRH – 7
MI – 8
Recent Meeting – MI defeated SRH by 34 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
In UAE: SRH – 1, MI – 1.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians predictions and betting : Squad comparison
Top Order: MI > SRH
Even with Rohit Sharma out for a couple of games, the top order never looked out of place with the replacements doing a very good job for the side. Quinton de Kock has been outstanding in the second half of the league has so far contributed 418 runs in 13 games. Ishan Kishan who was promoted to the top order has been nothing but brilliant. He has played even the best attacks without any sense of fear and has scored 395 runs at 143.63.
Suryakumar Yadav has been MI’s match winner for a long time now. Coming in at 3, he has 374 runs at 153.27 including three fifties in 12 innings. There’s a possibility of Chris Lynn replacing De Kock on Tuesday.
The SRH’s top order will have to fire like they did in the recent outings. They will continue with Warner and Saha at the top. David Warner has been their top scorer with 444 runs in 13 games whereas Saha has made the most of his opportunity with 156 runs in the last two games at 144.44.
Manish Pandey coming in at 3 has bridge the gap between top and middle order efficiently with the Karnataka opener scoring 380 runs at 127.51 strike rate. Even though they are tempted to play Jonny Bairstow at the top, they won’t disturb this balance.
Middle Order and All-rounders: MI > SRH
There’s so much that can be spoken about the mighty MI middle order that has so often rattled the opponent. Hardik Pandya has played his part with 241 runs in 11 games whereas his replacement Saurabh Tiwary has a decent strike rate of 132.46 but will have to score more for the team.
Kieron Pollard has the capability to single handedly turn around the game for the team with his big hits. The West Indian has 218 runs at 200.00 along with occasional wickets for the side in the middle overs.
Krunal Pandya has been effective with his bowling and has gone for just 7.27 runs per over in this season in addition to 5 wickets. Even though he hasn’t really got going with the bat, he has the ability to score some quick runs.
On the other hand, Kane Williamson is an important asset for SRH in the middle order. He brings the solidity and can carry the innings very well. The Kiwi skipper has scored 200 runs at a strike rate of 135.13. The youngster Abhishek Sharma will have to play more responsibly to keep the side in the hunt whereas Jason Holder showed his finishing skills against RCB striking at 172.22.
Bowling: MI = SRH
The MI attack has the services of some of the best bowlers in the world currently. Jasprit Bumrah is the purple cap holder with 13 scalps whereas Boult has been the best partner with 20 wickets.
Rahul Chahar has done his job with 15 wickets at an economy of 7.70 whereas James Pattinson has been on the expensive side but can turn it on when the team needs him the most. Nathan Coulter Nile might be given another game with the Aussie pacer having 3 wickets in 4 games.
There’s a possibility of Bumrah getting rested for Dhawal Kulkarni. For SRH, Rashid Khan will be their best bet to run through the MI batting lineup.
The Afghan spinner Rashid Khan has 18 wickets at a jaw dropping economy of 5.07 in this edition. He has been supported by the pace department which has the services of T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder.
Natarajan has been one of their best finds this season who can hit blockhole at will and has 14 scalps in 13 games at an economy of 21.78. Sandeep Sharma makes the best use of the new ball by taking important wickets upfront. He has 10 wickets in 10 innings at a decent economy of 7.22.
Jason Holder has been of great help for the side with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar not in the side, as the West Indies captain strikes every 12th ball and has 8 wickets. It is important for the bowling department to deliver on Tuesday.
SRH vs MI predictions and betting : Schedule, Pitch report and Match Prediction
The last game of the league stage between SRH and MI is scheduled to be held in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 3rd November at 7.30 pm IST. The pitch in Sharjah has been used a lot which has resulted in the ball not coming on so easily.
The team that wins the toss would prefer to chase by restricting the opposition in under 160. With short boundaries and bowlers not giving any pace to the batsman, it gives rise to a great contest between the bat and the ball.
The prediction and betting sites have predicted a win for Mumbai Indians in this match.
Bet365 has predicted an easy win for MI in this contest with SRH requiring a good effort from their end. The odds difference between the teams is reflective of the edge that MI possesses before going into this game.