After a stunning win against Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians has geared up for the next match with the table toppers and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. With just a few minutes to ahead of the exciting fight, let’s have a pre-match analysis.
MI and SRH have a record of 4-4 in their last encounters, and SRH hasn’t won against MI in Wankhede, where the match is going to happen now in the tenth season of Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians in IPL 10
Talking about Mumbai Indians’ batting in both the games played, the team has got a good start, then followed by a quick fall and then defended by the lower and middle order to rescue the team. This is how the team survived in both the matches and played like a champion. Nitish Rana and Hardik Pandya looked promising with their performances in the opening matches. Butler, who was in menacing form still have to make a contribution in the matches and has been the victim of bad umpiring decisions. What the team is expecting is more from him to make an impact, as would Rohit, who is yet to come into the form to show his unique talent, who was also a victim of bad umpiring. The likes of Parthiv Patel, Kieron Pollard, Pandya brothers, Krunal and Hardik have flattered to deceive their selection into the final eleven, and MI is expecting them to come good soon.
Bowling has been a major concern for MI as their pacers haven’t been part of the game so far in showing a major influence in the wins. The runs are being leaked by the pacers both in the beginning and the death overs. Pacers like Mitchell McClenaghan hasn’t been a reflection of his previous season’s form. His high economy rate of 10.87 is a proof for that. The coaching team might not step back in taking the decision to rest the NZ pacer, who played a pivotal role in the past. Spinners on the other side are playing a major role in the team’s win and the team is expecting Krunal and Harbhajan to continue the form for the rest of the matches in the league in order to continue the winning streak.
Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 10
Having said that, there might not be changes for the batting order, but still, be prepared for the surprises.
Mumbai Indians: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel (wk), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan/Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra.
Match starts at 8:00 PM IST