Abu Dhabi Weather Updates, SRH vs MI, IPL 2021: Forecast, Pitch Report & Venue Records: Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last league match of the Indian Premier League at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. MI have to win this match to make it to the playoffs. After an eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, the defending champions, with a net run rate of -0.048, are sixth on the points table with 12 points from 13 matches.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are out of the race for the playoffs, but they will enter this match after a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kane Williamson found form in the last match and will once again hold the keys to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the match against Mumbai Indians.
The inclusion of Urman Malik in the squad has given SRH an edge and with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul, they have the arsenal to challenge Mumbai Indians. However, they will need other batsmen like Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma and Jason Holder to find consistency and score runs on the board.
“It has been a tough season and it is great to see some of those small improvements. It was good to see those small adjustments, we thought that was a total competitive and we saw that fight with the full ball as well,” said captain Kane. Williamson said after the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The bowling attack on either side is fast and it could be a contest between the bowlers:
Ahead of this crucial match, let’s take a look at the pitch and weather report of the SRH vs MI match.
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi has been generally good for batting. However, there is an aid to the bowlers if they want to apply variations and bowl to the cutter and slow. Dew can also have a bearing on the proceedings and hence the toss will be crucial.
It is likely to remain hot and humid in Abu Dhabi and there is no chance of rain. The average temperature will be around 40 to 42 degree Celsius.
Highest score at this venue: 247/2
Minimum score at the venue: 70/10