Mumbai Indians will play their last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad who are on a 2 match winning streak. SRH have beaten two of the most strongest teams in the competition in Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore consecutively and they need to win the game against the defending champions in Mumbai Indians to qualify for the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians have suffered a body blow as they lost their captain in Rohit Sharma to injury which has even forced the BCCI to leave him out of the squad for the Australian tour for the time being. Rumors have been floating that Rohit Sharma might play the game against SRH in the last match
Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring in the game against Kings XI Punjab where the match was decided in the 2nd super over. He has been left out as a precautionary measure and Kieron Pollard was handed over the captaincy who has done an astounding job so far.
Now the latest news is that Rohit Sharma might play the game against SRH and Mumbai Indians have posted a net session of the hitman thrashing the bowlers on their official Instagram handle which has excited all the fans.
When asked about the game against SRH, Rohit Sharma said,
It is going to be another important game for us, we don't want to think about the opposition to be honest. We just want to come out here and play and keep that momentum going. It is important when we play the play-offs
David Warner led SRH are in the brink of creating history as no team in the history of IPL have qualified for the playoffs for 5 seasons in a row except MS Dhoni's Super Kings.
SRH have given themselves a great opportunity to play the eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore but overcoming Mumbai Indians wont be an easy task by any means even if MI decide to rest their key players ahead of the playoffs.