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IPL 2020 Match 56– Mumbai Indians Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Preview

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The 56th and last league match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between the table-toppers Mumbai Indians and 4th place hopefuls Sunrisers Hyderabad. MI have already qualified for the play-offs, whereas SRH desperately need to win this game to finish 4th. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by LeoVegas India.

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • MI to win the match @1.80
  • MI to hit the most sixes @1.65
  • MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rashid to be SRH’s top bowler @3.00
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FAQ

Why should I bet on MI to win this match @1.80 ?
MI are the favourites to win this match, as they had won 4 matches in a row before tying their previous match against KXIP and then beat CSK by 10 wickets. Despite a couple of losses after that, they are back to their best.
Why should I bet on MI to hit the most sixes @1.65 ?
MI have plenty of big-hitting batsmen across their batting order and we expect plenty of sixes from the Men In Blue in this match. The Pandya brothers, Rohit Sharma, Pollard and De Kock all are known for their big hits.
Why should I bet on Rashid to be SRH’s top bowler @3.00 ?
Rashid is one of the most difficult bowlers to face in T20 cricket. His mystical variations have made him SRH’s top bowler this season, and he is very likely to be the highest wicket-taker in this match as well.

History

These two teams have both won the IPL multiple times, with MI winning a record 4 titles, while SRH have won it twice. They have faced each other 15 times, with MI winning 8 and SRH winning 7. Earlier this season, MI scored over 200 runs to get a crucial victory over SRH.

Team News

MI are currently sitting second in the league table, with 5 wins in 7 matches. After a couple of damaging defeats to arch-rivals CSK and RCB, MI recovered well to put up a mammoth score against Sunrisers Hyderabad, highlighting their deep batting line-up.

Rohit Sharma and De Kock both have played some big innings each, but the most encouraging aspect is the form of their middle and lower batting order, with Pollard and the Pandya brothers helping them explode towards the end. They recorded an impressive win against the current table-toppers DC and followed that up with another dominant win over KKR.

However, they lost in dramatic fashion against KXIP, as the matched ended with 2 super overs ! They bounced back straight away with a dominating 10 wicket victory over CSK. However, they were then humbled by RR who chased down a big score. They comfortably chased down the target in their previous match against RCB.

SRH lost both their opening 2 matches, and were rock bottom of the table before their clash with Delhi Capitals. However, they regrouped and beat the table toppers with an impressive bowling performance, led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. They followed that up with another impressive victory of Chennai Super Kings, but faltered against Mumbai Indians.

After that they scored 200+ against KXIP for a huge win, before throwing away the game from a winning position against RR. They then lost to a resurgent CSK side by 20 runs, and followed it up with a 3rd consecutive defeat against KKR, clearly suffering from the absence of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. However, in their match against Rajasthan Royals, despite losing both their openers early, SRH secured an impressive win with a huge partnership between Pandey and Shankar.

However, then they had an incredible collapse from a winning position to lose against KXIP. They followed that up with a brilliant victory over DC. In their last match, they bundled out RCB for just 120, and chased it down comfortably.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

MI are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per LeoVegas, which is not surprising considering they are in decent form of late comparatively, with 5 wins in their last 7 matches. They have qualified already, while SRH are desperately seeking that 4th spot, and are 2.00 to win this match.

Top Team Batsman

Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma are again favourites from MI to be the top scorers, with odds of 3.60 and 3.50 respectively, and both are expected to give a solid start again, provided Rohit is fit. Suryakumar Yadav has been very consistent after them and is 4.50 to be the top scorer in this match.

SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.00. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.50, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 4.50, which is an attractive bet.  

Highest Opening Partnership

MI are favourites at 1.84 to have the highest opening partnership in this match. This is primarily because they have a fixed opening pair, who have both been prolific this season. SRH have an amazing opening pair as well, but they haven’t been prolific together of late.

Top Team Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah is MI’s favourite to be the top bowler with odds of just 3.50, a testament to his wicket taking ability in the death overs. Followed by Trent Boult at 4.00. 

Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 2.62, followed by Jason Holder at 4.00 and Khaleel at 4.50.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 336.5 runs in this match are 1.71, as per LeoVegas. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have some brilliant batsmen and are known for posting huge totals. In their last match together, they totalled over 180 runs.

Individual Player Betting

  • Jonny Bairstow to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.87 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to bounce back with a solid innings. Quinton De Kock to score more than 25.5 runs has odds of 1.87 as per LeoVegas , which is a tempting bet as he would like to give another quick start to his team as always
  • Mumbai to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.65, which is understandable as they have several players who can clear the ropes. The Pandya brothers, Rohit Sharma, Pollard and De Kock all are known for their big hits. SRH to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.35, which is understandable as they only have Warner, Bairstow and Holder who usually hit sixes.
  • Rashid to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00, which is attractive as he can snap up key wickets. Bumrah to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00, which is attractive as he can bowl in the powerplay as well as death overs.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • MI to win the match @1.80
  • MI to hit the most sixes @1.65
  • MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rashid to be SRH’s top bowler @3.00
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Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced with 3 wicket-keepers, 3 batsmen, 2 all-rounders and 3 bowlers.

Wicket Keeper – De Kock, Saha and Kishan

Quinton De Kock is a very explosive opener who can destroy teams in the powerplay overs, and is 3.50 to be MI’s top scorer in this match. Similarly, Kishan and Saha both have been in tremendous form of late, and are explosive openers.

Batsmen

Surya Kumar Yadav is the third favourite from MI to be the top scorer at 5.00. From SRH we have included David Warner, as he is a premium batsman and the favourite to be the top scorer for SRH, hence we have captained him as well. We then have the 3rd favourite from SRH as well, Manish Pandey.


All-Rounders

We have picked 2 all-rounders, first is Krunal Pandya, an important player with the bat as well as ball, and then Jason Holder, who picked up 5 wickets in the previous 2 matches and can strike some mighty blows as well.

Bowling

Our bowling line-up is led by Bumrah (3.50 to be MI’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. He is accompanies by Boult and Natarajan for an all-pace attack.


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Akshay Malhotra

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