Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to sign off their last home game with a win when they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians at Uppal tonight. Sunrisers are currently fourth on the table and a win would see them strengthen their position to secure a playoff spot.
Despite skipper David Warner being in great form, Sunrisers go into the game on the back of successive defeats at the hands of Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant. Their middle and lower-middle order batting has been shaky, with Yuvraj Singh and Naman Ojha inconsistent throughout.
MI, on the other hand, have racked up nine wins from 11 outings and are the form team.
Head to Head:
MI lead 5-4
Nitish Rana rescued Mumbai with a crucial 45 for a four-wicket win in their first meeting of the season.
Fan Predictions: As part of the preview, we bring to you fan predictions for the talking points of the game. The predictions are sourced from the newest fantasy game on the block –
Who will win?
A. SRH B. MI
MI holds an advantage of 5-4 in 9 Head to Head matches played between these 2 sides in IPL. In IPL 2017, MI have won 9 matches and lost only 2, and SRH
Fans verdict: The fans are with us on this one, as 53% think SRH will win.
Who will score more runs?
A. Dhawan B. Rana
In IPL 2017, Dhawan has scored 388 runs whereas Rana has scored 312 runs. However, in the reverse fixture, Dhawan and Rana scored 48 and 45 respectively. Dhawan's score in the last 5 games were 30, 77, 29, 28 and 19, whereas Rana's score int he last 5 games were 62*, 8, 3, 19 and 27. Dhawan seems to be in better form when compared Rana, hence we predict Dhawan to outscore Rana in this fixture.
Fans verdict: The fans are with us on this one, as 64% think Dhawan will outscore Rana.
David Warner (SRH): The in-form left-handed opener has amassed 529 at an average of over 58 and currently holds the prestigious Orange cap. Home fans expect nothing short of another explosive knock from the skipper.
Kieron Pollard( MI): The powerfully-built West Indian is in great form with the willow, delivering strong performances time and again under pressure situations for the team, aggregating 294 runs.
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Time: 8 pm
TV Listings: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Set Max, Sony ESPN