GROUND AND PITCH REPORT:
Wankhede has a flat wicket with some good bounce on offer. The boundaries are small and high scores are expected here.
In the 5 matches that have been played at the Wankhede this year, the average score has been 188 with three where more than 195 runs have been scored in the first innings.
A total of 62 wickets have fallen on this ground in 5 matches being played here.
TEAMS HEAD TO HEAD:
At the Wankhede Stadium, MI have won 3 out of the 4 head to head matches against SRH.
TOP PERFORMERS IN HEAD TO HEAD MATCHES:
Kieron Pollard has scored 307 runs with an average of 43.86 against the SRH in head to head games.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 15 wickets against MI.
Lasith Malinga had taken 13 wickets against SRH.
In all the head to head matches ever played between these two teams, out of 13 games in total , only twice the score has gone beyond 160.
Both teams being the two strongest bowling line-ups in the IPL have seen many low scoring thrillers including the one played this year where Alzarri Joseph was the hero with 6/12 on his debut.
Both teams are positioned at No.3 and No.4 respectively and the winner will most likely qualify for the playoffs.
If Mumbai Win, they directly qualify for the playoffs. If Hyderabad wins, they might just get the edge due to their high net run rate.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
Warner will not be available for SRH in this game. This may allow Guptill to come into the side or Shakib to the side and Kane Williamson opening the batting.
Mumbai most probably will stick with the same side and only possible change is maybe an overseas seamer in place of Evin Lewis.
PROBABLE PLAYERS FROM BOTH THE TEAMS:
Quinton De Kock:0,15,65,35,40,81,24
Evin Lewis: 15,32,#,#,#,#
Barinder Sran: No wickets in the last game.
Md. Nabi- 20 runs in the last game.
Abhishek- No wickets last game.
Sandeep- 2 wickets in the last game
Martin Guptill or Shakib Al-Hasan in place of David Warner
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