SRH vs MI Match Preview

SRH is the home team for this contest and expect them to stick with the same team as in the previous match. Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, and Heinrich Klaasen are the batters that we are going to pick in our lineups while Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande are the bowlers. 

The history of success for wrist-spinners against MI batters like Rohit Sharma could give Markrande a bigger role to play in this match. 

For MI, Tilak Varma, Naman Dhir (a useful differentiator), and Tim David seem like good options to have. We saw Dewald Brevis bat higher up the order but he looked a bit rusty and did not impress. Shahbaz Ahmed from SRH and Hardik Pandya from MI are excellent all-round bowling options. 

Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan are probably going to be very highly owned so we recommend picking Bumrah and perhaps going with Cummins instead of Natarajan. 

Weather Report

There is no rain predicted on match day and we should have no interruptions.

Pitch Report

The average score batting first is 174 while the average winning total is 179. The first match had over 400 runs scored, though, so teams may want to aim a bit higher. 

30 fours have been hit per match over the last 10 matches played at the venue. Batting strength is key to win matches. 

Notable stats

Ishan Kishan vs Pat Cummins

Kishan has faced Pat Cummins for 21 deliveries, scored 22 runs, and been dismissed four times. You can expect this match up to be exploited and so Cummins might come on to bowl earlier than usual.

Team News

No reports of injuries from either camp so far.

SRH vs MI Probable 11

SRH Playing 11

  • Mayank Aggarwal
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Aiden Markram
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Wk)
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Marco Jansen
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Bhuvenshwar Kumar
  • Mayank Markande
  • T Natarajan

MI Playing 11

  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Naman Dhir
  • Dewald Brevis
  • Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Luke Wood
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Jasprit Bumrah
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think SRH could win this match against MI and cause the first real upset of IPL 2024. The home record for SRH is quite dismal but that is no reason to dismiss the team outright. There is a lot of quality in that lineup and under the leadership of Pat Cummins, we think a serious case can be made for them to be the surprise package of IPL 2024. 

Top Picks

Tilak Varma - Batted a bit lower down than usual for our liking but certainly has the ability to adjust at any position. He is very good against spin and we think he might be vital to take down the SRH bowling in the middle overs. 

Pat Cummins - He had a quiet match in the previous outing. Nothing too bad but nothing outstanding. He could take the new ball here and make a much bigger immediate impact. 

Heinrich Klaasen - The best T20 batter in the world, according to us. His ability to hit sixes is unmatched and we hope he is used as the absolute weapon he is. 

SRH vs MI Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: H Klaasen

Batters: R Tripathi, A Sharma, T David, T Varma, N Dhir

All-rounders: A Markram (VC), M Jansen

Bowlers: P Cummins (C), J Bumrah, M Markande