Mumbai Indians (MI) will enter the sport towards SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Delhi after their four-wicket win over in-form Chennai Super Kings (CSK) courtesy Kieron Pollard’s blitzkrieg. SRH, in distinction, suffered a humiliating 55-run loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR), their sixth in seven video games this season. They are additionally battling a transitional part by which Kane Williamson has taken over captaincy from an off form David Warner, leaving him disillusioned. MI openers Rohit Sharma (250 runs) and Quinton De Kock (155 runs) can be itching to offer the five-time champions one other sturdy platform and in addition convert their begins into massive scores.
MI’s hard-hitting middle-order has clicked within the final two video games, which might be fairly pleasing for the workforce administration.
Pollard (168 runs), who blazed his strategy to a match-winning 87 off 34 balls within the final sport, can be eager to proceed from the place he left.
The likes of Krunal Pandya (100 runs), Hardik Pandya (52 runs) and the flamboyant Suryakumar Yadav (173 runs) might be damaging on their day and the trio wouldbe aiming to fireside in unison.
Also, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see if MI performs Ishan Kishan or Jayant Yadav instead of all-rounder James Neesham, who neither scored massive nor was capable of choose up wickets.
However, the MI bowlers would want to overlook the hammering obtained by the hands of the CSK batsmen and begin afresh.
The tempo duo of Jasprit Bumrah (6 wickets) and Trent Boult (8 wickets) have been distinctive on the dying and would pose an enormous menace to the SRH batting unit, which has been inconsistent at greatest.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (11 wickets) has been the MI’s principal wicket-taker, however he would want help from Krunal, who has simply three scalps. The duo would want to maintain issues tight to include the SRH batters.
Pollard, additionally picked up two necessary wickets within the final sport and may fill within the position of fifth or sixth bowler.
However, there are issues aplenty for SRH. They are over-reliant on their top-order, particularly Jonny Bairstow (248 runs), however their middle-order has faltered most frequently. Against RR, they dropped Warner and opened with Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow, with Williamson coming in at three.
If they stick with the identical line-up, the three want to fireside on all cylinders. Also, the likes of Vijay Shankar (58 runs), Kedar Jadhav (40 runs), Abdul Samad (36 runs) and Mohammed Nabi (31 runs), if he performs, must get some runs for the aspect to have any likelihood of constructing a momentum.
On the bowling entrance, star leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been the choose of the bowlers with 10 wickets however pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3 wickets) and Khaleel Ahmed (4 wickets) would want to seek out their type too. It shall be attention-grabbing to see if Sandeep Sharma performs once more or makes manner for Siddharth Kaul.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock (wk), Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.
SunRisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C), David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Match begins at 7.30 PM
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