In the first week of IPL 2020, the Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad played two thrilling matches in Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a dramatic collapse and lost their match against RCB, while Mumbai Indians caused a dramatic collapse and won the game against KKR.

Needless to mention, the Mumbai Indians are the team to root for right now.

SRH has lost both of its IPL 2021 matches so far and faces some significant challenges. The roster is unbalanced, and the overseas players’ selection is still a mystery. MI will also need to change its strategy due to the fact that it will be playing five matches in Chennai during IPl 2021, none of which will be easy to win.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians On April 17th, 2021, the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the IPL 2021.


In its previous match against Chennai, MI could have discovered the right way to play. MI made 152 in their first innings, thanks to a strong start that was followed by a difficult-to-score stretch in the final overs. The bowlers then staged a stunning comeback in the final five overs of the second inning, helping MI to victory.

With this experience, we believe MI would adjust its strategy and strive for a score of around 155-165 if it is given the opportunity to bat first again. Rohit Sharma was in the middle for a while, but he wasn’t at his best. Suryakumar Yadav was brilliant and bowled the match’s best inning, scoring 56 runs off just 36 deliveries.

Overall, however, MI has not delivered the kind of batting performances that we have come to expect from them in the past. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and even Krunal Pandya come out to raise totals, but in Chennai, that’s proving to be difficult.

We don’t think there will be any changes in the playing eleven for this match because Rohit Sharma doesn’t want to change his squad too much. Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan both have enough reserves to cover a few bad performances.

Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and even Marco Jensen contributed to the world-class bowling attack’s success in the previous match. If there is to be a transition, we would like to see Jimmy Neesham replace Marco Jensen in the starting lineup.


A match that seemed to be in the bag was somehow lost, which would be devastating for SRH. The IPL is a tightly contested tournament in which every win is important. As the race for the playoff spots heats up, this game could come back to haunt SRH.

For the time being, SRH must respond to a few key questions. Is it possible to keep Kane Williamson on the bench for the rest of the season? Is the order of the batters correct? Is this the best bowling attack SRh can muster right now?

Let’s take a cold, hard look at these issues. After only one poor result, we don’t think Kane Williamson will be able to replace Jonny Bairstow. Williamson has performed admirably in difficult Indian circumstances, and we believe he will be forced to sit out. For the time being, Warner, Rashid, and Holder are incarcerated.

A few tweaks to the batting order are in order. We’re not convinced that Wriddhiman Saha is the best choice to open the batting order, so it’s time to put Jonny Bairstow in the lead. Keeping him back serves no reason because that is where the most runs are scored.

Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, and Jason Holder form a shaky middle-order, but they have a lot of influence. On a good day, Samad and Holder will rack up a lot of runs in a short amount of time.

SRH’s bowling lineup has done an excellent job so far, and no changes seem to be needed. Jason Holder got off to a good start with three wickets, and Rashid Khan is always a threat on this Chennai pitch.

Shahbaz Nadeem was also excellent, taking just some flak in the final over he bowled.

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