02 Nov 2020: IPL 2020, SRH vs MI: Preview, Dream11 and stats
The Mumbai-based franchise, which has already qualified for the playoffs, will aim to prepare for their qualifier tie.
Meanwhile, SRH still have an opportunity to claim the crucial berth, if they seal a significant victory.
Here is the match preview.
Details: Venue, timing, TV listing, pitch report and conditions
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the match on November 3 (7:30 PM IST).
Although the wicket was favorable for batting in the initial half, the recent contests have been low-scoring.
However, there will be still some assistance for the batsmen.
One can watch the match live on the Star India network, while live streaming is also available on the Hotstar app (paid subscription).
SRH: Will Vijay Shankar make a return?
SRH could be the fourth team to qualify if they seal a victory over MI as they have the second-best run-rate in the league, till now.
It remains to be seen if all-rounder Vijay Shankar makes a comeback after a hamstring injury forced him to sit out against RCB.
Probable XI: Warner (C), Saha (WK), Pandey, Williamson, Samad, Holder, Abhishek, Rashid, Nadeem, Sandeep, Natarajan.
MI: No clarity on Rohit Sharma's availability
MI appear to be the strongest this season, having already qualified for the playoffs.
Although the injured Rohit Sharma could be seen training in the nets, there is still no clarity on his availability.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya, who was rested against DC, could be back in the XI.
Probable XI: Quinton (WK), Ishan, Suryakumar, Tiwary, Krunal, Pollard (C), Hardik, Coulter-Nile, Chahar, Boult, Bumrah
Fact: A look at the head-to-head record
The competition between MI and SRH teams has been close. Both the teams have played each other 15 times and won seven games each, with a win percentage of 46.67. Notably, MI defeated SRH by 34 runs in the first game, this season.
Stats: SRH vs MI: Stats that matter
His compatriot Wriddhiman Saha (1,921) has an opportunity to complete 2,000 runs in the tournament.
Fact: Dream11: Warner, Kishan to lead the side
Wicket-keepers: Wriddhiman Saha, Ishan Kishan (VC), Quinton de Kock. Batsmen: David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav. All-rounder: Kieron Pollard. Bowlers: Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.