The playoff battle is going to take a fierce turn when Mumbai Indians host Sunrisers Hyderabad at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. The Blue Army is going through a rough patch lately after losing two of their last three encounters while the visitors will be determined to secure another win and secure their playoff berth. Both the teams will collide for the second time in this season. Mumbai Indians thrashed the Sunrisers by 40 runs last time these two sides met in Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians have looked a formidable team this season on the back of some incredible performances in this season. With seven triumphs in their twelve league outings, the hosts are sitting at the third spot in the points table. Hardik Pandya played a blinder of 91 runs from just 34 deliveries in his last inning against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, his valiant efforts went in vain as the Blue Army lost the game by a 34-run margin. Rohit Sharma will be confident of his team’s chances finishing in the top four when they take on the Sunrisers in front of their home crowd.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad has struggled to find its feet after an impressive start to their IPL campaign. The visitors are precariously placed at the fourth position in the league table with 12 points in as many games. Kane & Co would be eyeing to register another victory and seal their playoff berth in the upcoming match. There will be a massive void to fill after the departure of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow from the league. Martin Guptill might open the innings along with Saha for the Sunrisers against Mumbai Indians.
Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Total matches – 70
Matches won batting first – 35
Matches won bowling first – 35
Average 1st Inns scores – 166
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest score chased – 198/7 (20 Ov) by MI vs KXIP
Lowest score defended – 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI
Head to head Record
Total – 13
SRH – 07
Head to head at Wankhede
Total – 04
MI – 03
SRH – 01
- Evin Lewis might be dropped to bring in Beuran Hendricks to strengthen their bowling attack.
- While Ishan Kishan can make a comeback in the starting lineup to replace Barinder Sran.
- Martin Guptill is set to replace David Warner at the top of the batting order.
Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan(w), Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav
Kane Williamson (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sidharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake
- Rohit Sharma
- Hardik Pandya
- Lastih Malinga
- Manish Pandey
- Rashid Khan
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran , Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Sha(WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma