The Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to adapt to the loss of star player David Warner when it faces in-form side Mumbai Indians. The Australian all-rounder was immense for the last year’s finalist up until now winning several games single-handedly for them. Now with his departure, there will not only be tactical change but also change in faces. MI vs SRH, IPL 2019 Match 51, Key Players: Quinton de Kock, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya And Other Cricketers to Watch Out for at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
For the Mumbai Indians, a win tonight ensures passage to the next round so they will be up for the contest. There are a few sides in the league too who would be hoping for a Mumbai win in order to keep themselves relevant in the league. The two teams have clashed on 13 occasions with Hyderabad edging the head to head with 7 wins to Mumbai’s 6. Let us look back at the results of their last five games. MI vs SRH, IPL 2019 Match 51 Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad Aim to Move Up in Points Table Against Mumbai Indians.
SRH vs MI – April 6 2019 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – MI won by 40 runs
A low scoring game which was decided by one of the best bowling spells ever displayed in the history of the IPL. Chasing 137 runs for a win, Hyderabad were undone by the exuberance of Alzarri Joseph who snapped up six wickets in 3.4 overs. The hosts were all out for 96 handing a 40 runs win to the Mumbai Indians. For his brilliant efforts, Alzarri Joseph was adjudged the man of the match.
MI vs SRH – April 24 2018 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – SRH won by 31 runs
The Hyderabad bowlers weaved their magic in defending a low total of 118 on a pitch that was difficult to bat on. Siddarth Kaul picked up three wickets and was ably supported by Rashid Khan and Basil Thampi with braces each. The home team showed little desire to stay in the middle as their innings ended at 87. Only two batsmen- Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya reached double figures while the rest managed 27 runs between them.
SRH vs MI – April 12 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – SRH won by 1 wicket
Deepak Hooda and Billy Stanlake held their nerves as Hyderabad managed a one-wicket win over Mumbai with the Australian bowler hitting a four off the last ball. In response to MI’s 147/8, the host’s were struggling for 137/9 when the duo got together to save their team. They played some sensible shots to get their side over the line.
SRH vs MI – May 8 2017 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – SRH won by 7 wickets
Siddarth Kaul loves bowling against Mumbai and the pacer picked up three wickets again to restrict Mumbai Indians to 138/7. Rohit Sharma fought a lone battle for Mumbai with a 45 ball 67 but the rest just perished without much contribution. Shikhar Dhawan’ s 62 helped SRH secure a 7 wicket win in 18.2 overs.
Mi vs SRH – April 12 2017 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – MI won by 4 wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad went hard at Mumbai after posting 158/8 to try and make a contest but the Men in Blue survived the stiff resistance well. Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya and Parthiv Patel all contributed with the bat for Mumbai who claimed a 4 wicket win.
We have a fascinating game between two top teams coming or way but with the absence of David Warner, SRH just might struggle.