It’s a must-win game for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as they face Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The 2016 champions have managed only one win, and a defeat would effectively end their playoff hopes. MI, meanwhile, registered back-to-back wins, and two points would take them to third in the points table. It will also help them establish a four-point lead over Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Here a few stats and numbers fantasy cricket players should keep in mind while making the playing 11 tonight.
30+ – MI captain Rohit Sharma has registered 30-plus scores in five of the seven matches in IPL 2021. He and Quinton de Kock put on a 55-run opening-wicket stand against SRH.
2/19 & 28 – All-rounder Vijay Shankar claimed the wickets of Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav in the only meeting between both teams this season. He also scored 28 runs.
0/45 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the only SRH bowler to concede more than eight runs per over against MI in IPL 2021. He conceded 45 runs from four overs, and 28 of them came in the last two overs.
15 – Jonny Bairstow has hit the second-most sixes in IPL 2021 so far. He has 15 sixes to his name, in which four came against MI.
3 – Kieron Pollard has hit three sixes in MI’s last meeting against SRH in IPL. He scored an unbeaten 35 off 22 balls.
4 – After picking up two wickets in the IPL 2021 opener, Jasprit Bumrah managed to pick up only four wickets in the next six games. He went wicketless against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and PBKS and conceded 56 runs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last match.
8 – SRH lost five wickets for just eight runs against MI in the first match between both franchises this season. Only four batsmen reached double-digit runs.
IPL 2021 Result
April 17: MI won by 13 runs
Top Five Fantasy scorers in IPL 2021 MI vs SRH match
IPL 2021 Stats
Most Runs: SRH – J Bairstow (248 runs) & MI – R Sharma (250 runs)
Most Wickets: SRH – R Khan (10 wickets) & MI – R Chahar (11 wickets)
Most Fantasy Points: SRH – J Bairstow (374 points) & MI – R Chahar (346 points)
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