Friday’s doubleheader will see Mumbai Indians (MI) go up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last group game of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions face an uphill task in their last match to go past Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and fancy a top-four finish.
MI need to win by 171 runs or more and score more than 200 to go past KKR’s net run rate of +0.587. They, however, will be eliminated if they chase. While it looks quite impossible, considering that Mumbai are the most successful franchise in history, one cannot rule them out until the match is over.
The intent & right attitude is all that matters
Watch a candid conversation between Hardik & Mahela during net session
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma & Co, who looked off-colours mostly in the tournament, returned to full swing against Rajasthan Royals. The bowlers did the job for MI before Ishan Kishan returned to his form to blow away RR.
As SRH near the end of an awful season, the orange army will be keen to look at the positives as they go into the mega season in a couple of months. The emergence of young fast bowler from Jammu & Kashmir Umran Malik has been the biggest positive and the world will come down to Abu Dhabi to watch the ‘Jammu Express’ bowl.
There are fast bowlers, and then there is Umran Malik
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 6, 2021
When will the 55th match of the IPL between MI vs SRH take place?
The 55th match of the IPL between MI vs SRH will take place on 8 October 2021 (Friday).
What is the venue for the match?
The match will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 7 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast and live stream the MI vs SRH game?
Star Sports Network will telecast the match live. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar.