MI won a pretty satisfactory game against KKR when they defended 152 that too coming from behind. But SRH were on the receiving end of something like that when the failed to chase 150 against RCB. So one team is coming of a very good win and the other with a very devastating loss. SRH have some questions to answer specially in the batting department. Manish Pandey’s batting approach has been in question as he is a bit slow to get going and has not been able to close out games even after playing a good amount of balls. The other problem is their middle order, they tried to sort the things out by sending Bairstow at 4 but Wriddhiman Saha hasn’t been able to provide the start that they are looking for that’s why they are looking more troubled that they should be.
Whereas MI snatched the win from KKR with a brilliant comeback in their last game. So their XI looks almost sorted. But their big hitting batsmen has not been able to provide them the finish that they want in both games they scored 30 odd runs in their last 5 overs, which isn’t okay by MI’s standards. The Chennai Pitch has also helped the bowlers a bit as it has been a bit on the flowers ise and they dew factor hasn’t came into affect at all. So the teams should look to score a bit freely against the newish and hard ball.
SRH’s probable XI: David Warner,Johny Bairstow,Manish Pandey,Kane Williamson,Vijay Shankar,Abdul Samad,Jagdeesha Suchith,Rashid Khan,Bhuvaneshvar Kumar,Sandeep Sharma,T Natarajan
MI’s probable XI: Quinton de cock,Rohit Sharma,Surya Kumar Yadav,Ishan Kishan,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Marco Jensen,Rahul Chahar,Trent Boult,Jasprit Bumrah