A victory for the Sunrisers will take them to the playoffs on the basis of a superior net run rate.

Last Updated: 3rd Nov,2020 12:30PM

The final league stage match of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) will decide the fourth and final team in the playoffs. The match will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, November 3 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

If SRH win the game, they will make the next round on the net run rate, which is at +0.555, the second best after the Mumbai-based team. Their victory will also mean that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 60 runs, will be eliminated from the tournament.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Sharjah has slowed down significantly from before. Earlier, scores of above 200 were bread and butter for the teams, but things have started to change. Scores have started to come down and the track isn’t an overly batting paradise anymore.

The playing conditions won’t be overly warm with the temperature around 29 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 50s with dew to play a major role.

Playing Combinations for SRH vs MI

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable XI

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Mumbai Indians

Probable XI

Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Top Performers for SRH vs MI

David Warner– Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner is currently the leading run-scorer for the Sunrisers in the ongoing edition of the T20 tournament. The left-hander has 444 runs at an average and strike-rate of 37 and 134.95 respectively.

But all those efforts will be of no use if the Sunrisers doesn’t win the game and fails to make the playoffs. The Orange Army will be hoping for the veteran batsman to step up and play a substantial knock.

Quinton de Kock– Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock has been in jaw-dropping form in the tournament. The southpaw has 418 runs from 13 matches at an average and strike-rate of 38 and 135.71 respectively. He has four half-centuries to show for his efforts.

The left-hander has been a major reason behind Mumbai being able to make use of the powerplay. The South African will be keen to make a mark by playing another substantial knock in crisis.

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SRH vs MI Head to Head

Overall

Played- 15 |SRH won- 7 | MI won- 8 | N/R- 0

At neutral venues (outside India)

Played- 2 | SRH won- 1 | MI won- 1 | N/R- 0

Average first innings score: 180 (11 matches in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 6 | Lost- 5

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.

Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.

The prediction is for Mumbai Indians to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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