After losing their first match of the season to the Chennai Super Kings, defending champions Mumbai Indians appear to be getting into top gear. They have won 2 of their last 3 matches and are currently at the top of the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad, meanwhile, struggled initially after losing two back-to-back games but have made a comeback after winning two matches on the trot. Mumbai and Hyderabad will now clash on October 4 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The Mumbai Indians have now found the right balance to their eleven. They won their last match against Punjab by 48 runs and displayed an almost complete performance. Captain Rohit Sharma, who is fresh off a 70 off 45 balls against Kings XI Punjab, is looking dangerous. Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Panyda are all in good touch and bolster Mumbai’s batting.
The team’s bowling is good too with Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, and James Pattinson doing a superb job as pacers while Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar have been excellent as spinners. This bowling line up will be hard to contain.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently 4th on the points table with 4 points and a net run rate of -0.084. In their last match, they took down Chennai Super Kings by 7 runs and have slowly found a good rhythm. While captain David Warner and fellow opener Jonny Bairstow haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders, they still provide stability to the team. With Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey taking care of the middle-order and youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma following next, Hyderabad has enough meat in their batting. Garg (51 off 26 balls) and Abhishek (31 off 24 balls) forged an exciting 77-run partnership in the last game against Chennai and Hyderabad would want them to continue the form.
Their bowling has enough variety with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, and T Natarajan doing a good job. However, if Bhuvneshwar doesn’t find his rhythm, the opposition batsmen can target the bowing unit.
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Betting Tips
In the last 5 matches between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai has won just one game and lost 3 – one match was a tie. Despite this, however, Mumbai is a much stronger side on paper and will start as favorites for this game.
The team winning the toss will look to bat first and put on a total of about 170-180 runs. The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been really good for batting and with the short boundaries here, even a total of 200 might not be enough.
The Sunrisers have a good team and their best chance is if their top-order fires. Mumbai has all bases covered and will be coming hard. They are the stronger side and will be tough to beat. Thus, expect a high-scoring contest but Mumbai Indians should be winners of this match.