Mumbai Indians will be hosting the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 51st match of the Indian Premier League on Thursday in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed at the fourth spot after winning their last match against the Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs while the Mumbai Indians are firmly seated on the third spot with 14 points under their belt.
As Sunrisers Hyderabad head to Mumbai for the next match of the IPL, they would be without their star player, David Warner. The left-handed batsman scored 81 runs before bidding farewell to the tournament. In his absence, the team would mainly rely upon skipper Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda. The team would hope for these players to step up in the absence of their star openers Bairstow and Warner.
Both the teams eye a playoff berth as the race intensifies
Both the teams would aim to consolidate their position when they meet each other for the next header. Delhi Capitals and the Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs which leave two spots. A win for the Mumbai Indians would mean qualification to the playoffs, but if Sunrisers Hyderabad win this match, both the teams would be tied in terms of points.
bet365: Sunrisers Hyderabad 13/10, Mumbai Indians 8/13
Skybet: Sunrisers Hyderabad 5/4, Mumbai Indians 8/13
Betfair: Sunrisers Hyderabad 5/4, Mumbai Indians 5/8
The books are predicting a win for the Mumbai Indians
Top Mumbai Indians Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
Top Mumbai Indians Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsmen: Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Ben Cutting, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Nabi, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma