It’s time for another thrilling weekend when Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. The hosts will look to continue their winning form while Mumbai Indians must be beaming with confidence after taming Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter. We can anticipate another intriguing contest when both these teams will collide at Hyderabad tomorrow night.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has played some consistent cricket so far in this tournament. Since the return of David Warner, the Orange Army has been ruthless in their approach, and along with Jonny Bairstow at the top, they arguably possess the best batting lineup. Having lost their opening game, SRH made a terrific comeback to win their three games on the trot. Md. Nabi made a significant impact against Delhi Capitals with his all-round skills to take the Sunrisers to the top of the table. With an explosive batting lineup and destructive bowling attack, the table-toppers have the potential to go all the way this season.
On the contrary, Mumbai Indians have had a mixed tournament so far as they have won two and lost as many in their four matches. The three-time IPL champion registered a 37-run victory against the reigning champions in the previous encounter to gain some winning momentum. In the process, Mumbai Indians became the first IPL franchise to win 100 IPL matches overall. After such a clinical performance against the mighty CSK they would be eyeing to breach the Hyderabad fortress in the upcoming game. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, who has been in decent form, will be pivotal to their team’s success on the batting-friendly track.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Head to head
Total – 12
SRH – 07
Matches won batting first – 22
Matches won bowling first – 34
Average 1st Inns scores – 156
Average 2nd Inns scores – 148
Highest total recorded – 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH
Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH
Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
Head to head in Hyderabad
Total – 06
SRH – 04
MI – 02
- The home side is unlikely to make any changes in their starting lineup.
- Lasith Malinga will not be available for this fixture.
- M McClenaghan is expected to join the side after missing out in the last game.
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
- Jonny Bairstow
- Vijay Shankar
- Rohit Sharma
- Hardik Pandya
- Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Q de Kock, R Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, K Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, J Bumrah, J Behrendorff, R Chahar/M Markande, M McClenaghan