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Amid the growing outbreak of Corona, the 31st match of the IPL 2021 season will be played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi from 7.30 pm. However, Corona is facing a crisis on this match and on the tournament. Actually, two players of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) came positive on Monday. After this evening, the match between Kolkata and Bangalore Royal Challengers (RCB) was postponed.
If Mumbai team wins this match then it will reach top-3 of point table. The team currently occupies the fourth position. At the same time, Sunrisers team with a win in 7 matches is at the bottom of the points table i.e. 8th. Now if the team has to maintain its hopes of reaching the play-offs, then all the remaining 7 matches will have to be won. That is, all the remaining matches for the Sunrisers team are like do or die.
Both team players did not practice
Mumbai and Hyderabad team players did not practice since Monday after two staff at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium came to Corona positive. However, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rohan Jaitley said that the two staff members have not come in contact with anyone. In such a situation, nobody has any problem. Both were isolated.
Mumbai heavy on Hyderabad team in batting
In batting, Mumbai team is looking heavily at Hyderabad. Captain Rohit Sharma, opener Quinton Dickock, Suryakumar Yadav, all-rounder Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are in fine form. At the same time, apart from captain Ken Williamson and wicketkeeper batsman Johnny Bairstow in the Hyderabad team, Manish Pandey is in excellent form.
The Hyderabad team has to be forced into the middle order. The team includes Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav and Abdul Samad in the middle order. They are not able to give match winning strength to the team. This is the reason that the team could win only one of the 7 matches so far.
Challenging pressure on Mumbai team in bowling as well
If we talk about the bowling department then it is difficult to put pressure on the Mumbai team here too. The team’s fast bowling department is handled by Jaspreet Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Among the spinners, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya strengthen the team.
The Hyderabad team consists of specialist fast bowlers Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as well as all-rounder Abdul Samad. The spin department of the team will be seen by Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. Both spinners are from Afghanistan.
The pitch at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium can help the batsmen. This season, 4 matches were played here, with a score of 160+ in 8 innings. Three times the score crossed 200. The team batting 3 times later in 4 matches has won.