The Sunrisers Hyderabad team has lost 3 consecutive league matches and needs a terrific performance from their core players to register a win in this match. The batting order has not been well planned by the team management, causing a series of losses for the team. Although the team had an inexperienced middle-order in the last 3 matches, if managed well, they can be used properly due to the talent of the players. The openers Warner and Bairstow provided a good start in the last match, but then the rest of the batsmen tumbled and gave an easy win to Mumbai Indians. The form of Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar is a worrying sign for the team management.
In the last league match, Mujeeb Ur Rehman played as the fourth overseas option in place of Jason Holder. Although he scalped 2 wickets, he can be ousted to bring in the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson into the Playing XI. Williamson has been one of the best performers for the Sunrisers for the past few years, but he does not get enough chances due to the limit of overseas players in the Playing XI.Then, Khaleel Ahmed played in the last game who gave away runs at an economy of 6 and took a wicket. The Tamil Nadu pacer T Natarajan could not feature in the game due to a knee injury. There has been no official update regarding the injury of the pacer. If he is deemed fit, he will be an important player for the Sunrisers team. One more change can be possible to accommodate Kedar Jadhav in place of Virat Singh or Abhishek Sharma.