Mumbai will be pleased with the form of skipper Rohit Sharma, who has two fluent fifties to his name. Kieron Pollard has also come to the party with some scintillating knocks even as Hardik Pandya played a nice cameo against KXIP. MI though would be looking for runs from opener Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav, who are yet to fire.
Jasprit Bumrah’s return to form was the biggest plus from the triumph against Punjab. In fact, barring Trent Boult, all the other bowlers had a good game. Pacer James Pattinson and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, in particular, were highly impressive.
Hyderabad put up a highly efficient performance against CSK. They recovered commendably from 69 for 4, having lost all their big guns, thanks to an excellent counter-attacking knock by Priyam Garg, with good support from another promising youngster Abhishek Sharma. The experienced trio of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey need to display better consistency though.
In the bowling department, the injury to Bhuvneshwar Kumar will upset the scheme of things. At the same time, they would be extremely pleased with the performance of leggie Rashid Khan. The likes of Khaleel Ahmed will need to lift their game though.
Head-to-head: The teams have taken each other on 14 times, with both sides registering seven wins each.
MI Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
SRH Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
The Sharjah pitch has been a haven for batsmen. RR chased down the record target of 224 here.
Weather will be sunny, with temperature in the mid-30s.