Former champions of the Indian Premier League will face off for the second time with playoffs consequences on the line as Mumbai Indians host SunRisers Hyderabad in the 12th season on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians are one of the only sides in the IPL who has won three championships, and they are once again positioned to reach the semi-finals. All they need to do is win one more game, and the franchise is set to once again prove why they have been so consistent throughout the years. Captain Rohit Sharma has been in good form lately, and he will be looking to rely on Hardik Pandya to provide the finishing touches. With only two games left for the season, they will be looking to end things on a high.
On the other hand, SunRisers Hyderabad made the finals of the IPL last season, and have done well for themselves once again to be in the fourth spot in the league table. Even though David Warner has left the roster and won’t be available from this point forth, the job has already been done because he scored 692 runs in 12 matches, hitting 10 half-centuries and 1 century. His presence will be missed but they do have enough firepower to get the job done in the remaining two games.
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Date & Time – 2nd May | 8:00 PM IST
MI vs SRH Dotball Team News
This pitch is one the best pitches to play cricket on in India, and it favours the team batting second to win the game as due factor comes in due to the vicinity of the sea.
The Squads –
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
SunRisers Hyderabad –
Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Mumbai Indians – Q de Kock, R Sharma, E Lewis/B Cutting, S Yadav, K Pollard, H Pandya, K Pandya, J Yadav, R Chahar/Markande, J Bumrah, L Malinga
SunRisers Hyderabad –M Guptill, W Saha, M Pandey, M Nabi, K Williamson, R Khan, V Shankar, A Sharma, B Kumar, S Sharma, K Ahmed
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma | Hardik Pandya | Jasprit Bumrah
SunRisers Hyderabad – Manish Pandey | Kane Williamson | Bhuvneshwar Kumar
MI vs SRH Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: W Saha (SRH)
Batsman: R Sharma (MI), K Pollard (MI), M Guptill (SRH), K Williamson (SRH)
Bowlers: L Malinga (MI), J Bumrah (MI), R Khan (SRH), K Ahmed (SRH)
All Rounders: H Pandya (MI), M Nabi (SRH)
Captain: W Saha (SRH)
V-Captain: K Pollard (MI)