Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Friday 8-10-2021 – 55th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and batted first.
Rohit calls the numbers “scary”, and hopes his side can just enjoy the game. He points out to their batting that has let them down in the UAE. Two changes: Krunal and Piyush Chawla in for Tiwary and Jayant Yadav.
Pandey says: Williamson had an elbow injury last moment, and so both him and Bhuvneshwar are out, who also has a finger injury.
IPL 2021 Points Table
Mumbai Indians team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Kieron Pollard, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 James Neesham, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Piyush Chawla, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Abhishek Sharma, 3 Manish Pandey (capt), 4 Priyam Garg, 5 Abdul Samad, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mohammad Nabi, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Umran Malik.
“Very hot day today, a lot of work in the field to start with, an intense 20 overs for us as a bowling unit, and I batted for a long time today, and both my calves are cramping. The best surface we’ve played on in this tournament. We knew Mumbai would come hard at us, and they did.
I thought we could have bowled a little better, our fast bowlers gave away a few extra runs and that cost us in the end. We won only three games, we had a lot of changes in the side, and they didn’t work for us. We were struggling a little bit, even in the early games in Chennai. We tried to do better in the second half, but unfortunately, we could not. We only had a few individual performances, but no complete team performance.
Suryakumar Yadav after that blast:
“We had nothing to lose and had a target in our mind. So we kept running behind it. Happy to be on the winning side. World Cup is a big tournament, so really looking forward to it.”
Post match presentation
“When you play for a franchise like Mumbai, you are always expected to perform. I wouldn’t call it pressure. More than anything, it is the expectation. What we have created as a group stands out in the last 5-6 years. It was very tough to drop some players. But we had an on-and-off season. We had a fabulous run as a franchise. We can be very proud of what we have created.
We were just getting into the momentum of winning games in Delhi, and then there was a break in between. Once we came here, there was a collective failure as a group. But very happy with the win today; we gave everything, and I am sure it was entertaining for the fans too. [To the Mumbai fans] They have been the 12th man. They have always stood by us. Little disappointed we couldn’t go through. Ishan Kishan is a very talented player, just the right position to bat is crucial. He just batted the way we want Ishan to.”
Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match:
“A very good thing for me as well as for the team. Getting in good touch before the World Cup. A good state of mind is very important. I knew we are in a do-or-die situation. It was just the intent and the positive mindset. I haven’t scored as many boundaries in the cover region this season. You have to be prepared for every circumstance. It’s important to be in that mindset. I had a chat with Virat Bhai, HP [Hardik Pandya], KP [Pollard] – they were all there. I would love to open, and that is what Virat Bhai said. But at the bigger level, you need to be prepared for everything.”