Sunrisers, who have played only one match in Sharjah so far, lost to Mumbai. Mumbai scored 208 in that match. Sunrisers scored only 174 for 7 wickets. But the Sharjah pitch has changed a lot compared to then.
So far 10 matches have been played in Sharjah. But the team that batted second in the last 4 matches won. There are indications that the Sharjah pitch is also helping the bowlers.
Bangalore, who have lost the last two matches to Mumbai and Chennai, will be in contention to win the match against Sunrisers on Saturday night. Bangalore, who played two matches in Sharjah, beat Kolkata by 82 runs and beat Punjab by 8 wickets.
How the Sunrisers play against the Mumbai Indians, who have won both their matches in Sharjah, is going to be crucial. Apart from being at the top of the Mumbai points table, Sharjah has a good track record which is a matter of concern to the Orange Army.