The doubleheader matches on Friday will begin at the same time. Mumbai will play against Hyderabad, and simultaneously Bangalore will play against Delhi. If Mumbai has to make it to the playoffs, they will have to beat Hyderabad by a considerable margin, which is almost impossible, so the journey of Mumbai is almost over.
The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Hyderabad team is already out of the playoff race. Hyderabad beat Bangalore in their last match. This will be Hyderabad's final match, and the team will look to end their journey with a win.
Hyderabad's batting is primarily dependent on Jason Roy and Kane Williamson. In the middle order, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma are doing well. Hyderabad also has all-rounders like Jason Holder and Rashid Khan. But the team's middle-order has flopped and has been a significant reason for Hyderabad's failure. Holder has shown good hands at the lower order in a few matches.
The season was not very good for the defending champions. However, Mumbai kept their chances of going to the playoffs by defeating Rajasthan in the last match. But Mumbai's journey is almost over because of Rajasthan's crushing defeat against Kolkata. Mumbai's bowling has been relatively brilliant with Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. Coulter Nile demolished Rajasthan's batting order in their previous match. Jayant Yadav, too has been a unique spinner.
The maximum and minimum temperatures at Abu Dhabi will be around 35 and 31 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 63 percent.
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium provides extra swing and bounce to fast bowlers in the opening overs; as the match progresses, the pitch may slow down, helping spinners.
Probable Playing XI For Hyderabad
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik
Probable Playing XI For Mumbai
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult