The last match of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) league stage will define the fourth and last team to make the playoffs. The match will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, November 3 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
If SRH wins the match, they will make the playoffs due to a net run rate of +0.555, the second best after Mumbai Indians. Their victory will likewise imply that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 60 runs, will be out of the IPL 2020.
SRH must be high on confidence after the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). As for Mumbai Indians, it’s guaranteed they will play Qualifier 1 in Dubai.
Pitch and playing conditions
The pitch in Sharjah has eased back down essentially from previously. Prior, scores of over 200 were bread and butter for the groups. However, things have begun to change. Scores have begun to descend and the track isn’t an excessively batting heaven any longer.
The playing conditions won’t be excessively warm with the temperature around 29 degrees Celsius. The moistness will be during the 50s with dew to assume a significant job.
Playing combinations for both SRH and MI
Sunrisers Hyderabad likely XI
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Mumbai Indians likely XI
Kieron Pollard (C), Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar.
Likely top performers for both SRH and MI
David Warner – Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner is the main run-scorer for the Sunrisers in the tournament. The left-hander has 444 runs at an average and strike-rate of 37 and 134.95 respectively.
Be that as it may, every one of those endeavors will be of no utilization if the Sunrisers don’t win the match and fails to make the playoffs. The Orange Army will seek after the veteran batsman to step up and play a significant knock.
Quinton de Kock – Mumbai Indians
Quinton de Kock has been in stunning form in the competition. The southpaw has 418 runs from 13 matches at an average and strike-rate of 38 and 135.71 separately. He has four half-centuries to show for his endeavors.
The left-hander has been a significant reason for Mumbai having able to utilize the powerplay. The South African will be quick to make an imprint by playing another considerable knock in need.