IPL 2021 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians taking place? Tuesday 4th May, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians taking place? Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Where can I get tickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians? IPL 2021 matches will initially be played without spectators but visit the official IPL website for any further updates

What channel is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians on? Sky Sports will be televising this match

Where can I stream Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians? Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the Sky Go website or app

THE TEAM NEWS

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their sixth match in seven on Saturday as they were overpowered by the Rajasthan Royals and that came after the shock dropping of skipper David Warner due to his average form and criticism of the selectors after the previous loss.
  • With Warner not expected to come back into the team any time soon, Kane Williamson will continue to lead the team although they may reconsider Mohammad Nabi’s position in the team with Jason Holder another good option for them.
  • The bowling unit struggled to make an impact against an in-form Jos Buttler whose team smashed 220/3 in that game and that does not bode well as they come up against an improving Mumbai Indians batting line-up

MUMBAI INDIANS

  • Mumbai Indians have raised their game in the last couple of matches as they have picked up two comfortable wins against Rajasthan Royals and the latest one coming on Saturday as they chased down 219 against the in-form Chennai Super Kings.
  • Kieron Pollard was the star of the show in that run chase smashing a stunning 87 from 34 balls and there are clear signs now that their renowned middle order is clicking into gear after a slow start to this campaign.
  • Jimmy Neesham came into the side for Nathan Coulter Nile in that game but struggled with the ball going for 0/26 from his two overs while being out for a first-ball duck, so the Indians will have to decide whether they stick with him or make a further rotation.

THE PREDICTION

These two teams are trending in very different directions right now with Mumbai having won their last two matches while the Sunrisers have lost six of their seven games now. All is clearly not well behind the scenes for the Sunrisers who dropped David Warner for their last game and confidence in the camp is clearly low. The loss to the Royals last time out has seen them fall adrift from the teams above them and unless they can get a win quickly, they risk falling out of contention extremely early. Their bowling attack is clearly struggling and even with Bhuvneshwar Kumar back in last time out, they were smashed to all parts of the ground. Against a Mumbai side that is looking stronger by the game right now, they could be in for another demoralising loss and it is hard to see past a third win in a row for Rohit Sharma’s men.

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