The next match of IPL 2021 is MI vs SRH. Mumbai Indians have won one of their two matches this season, and SRH has not won any of their matches. The head-to-head record is tied, with both teams having won 8 matches. The team that wins this match will take a lead in the competition.

Mumbai Indians has one of the best middle-order in IPL this year, they have Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, and also Kieron Pollard. But they haven’t performed up to the mark. This puts a lot of pressure on the top-order. All these are quality players and are expected to perform for their team. In the next match, they will have to make sure that they work on this aspect and deliver for Mumbai.

Only one Indian batsman has performed in this season for SRH, Manish Pandey. He scored a 50 in the first match and 30 important runs in the last match. He has played the role of the anchor for them up till now, maybe he will accelerate in the season ahead. Big names like Wriddhiman Saha and Vijay Shankar have failed miserably. They need to perform well and stay consistent if they wish to keep their place in the playing XI.

Toss and Pitch Conditions

Teams might get tempted to defend the totals because in the last two matches at the Chepauk low totals were defended. It is still a better option to bowl first and chase the target later on in the match. The par score at this pitch will be 165. 

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