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SportsIPL 2018: Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad

Mumbai Indians have one win from five matches – though with just a little bit of luck it could have been 5 from 5

Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad come calling on the Indians in Match 23 of VIVO IPL 2018.

Indians have one win from five matches – though with just a little bit of luck it could have been 5 from 5. Their four losses have been right at the post: the defending champions have suffered two last-ball defeats, one off the penultimate ball and were most recently denied with two balls remaining. The MI camp will be aware they haven’t done too much wrong – but have just failed to cling on and win the big moments. They need to start winning those big moments before it becomes too late.

Suryakumar Yadav almost always batted in the middle order save the few innings he batted at number 3 position. MI will also want the -handers at the top of the innings Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan to contribute big scores. Among the handful of exciting bowlers likely to play in this match, watch out for Jasprit Bumrah.

The Indians haven’t been to finish their innings with a flourish this season; in their five matches, they’ve lost 16 wickets in the death overs, while only scoring at a rate of 8.88 runs per over.

SRH won their first three matches, but have since lost back-to-back games first against Kings XI Punja and most recently against Chennai Super Kings. SRH’s bowlers set up games beautifully in the first three matches, restricting their opponents to totals under 150.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was conspicuous by his absence in the Sunrisers’ touring squad, and if he isn’t available for this match, SRH might look at bringing in Sandeep Sharma, who did well when filling in last time round. Rashid Khan has had two poor matches now, and SRH will hope the leg-spinner can begin to work up his magic once again.

Shikhar Dhawan has outstanding numbers against the Indians; in 11 matches he has played for SRH against MI, he has scored 431 runs at a strike-rate of 133.85, and has an average of 53.87.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s numbers against the Indians are outstanding; in 12 IPL matches against MI, he has collected 16 wickets, and has an economy rate of 5.64. Also look out for the two leggies – Mayank Markande (MI) and Rashid Khan (SRH) – for who the wickets have dried up very recently.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 11, Indians won – 5, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 6

At the Wankhede Stadium: Matches – 3, Indians won – 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad – 0


MI: Rohit Sharma(captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Alex Hales, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan, Shakib, Williamson, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Nabi, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Sreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehedi Hasan.

Orange Cap

Player                   match Inning Runs  HS
Sanju Samson            6        6       239    92*
Purple Cap
Player                   match  Inning  Over  Wkt
Andrew Tye              6          6         24       9
Team Pld Net RR Pts
1 KXIP 6 +0.394 10
2 5 +0.742 8
3 KKR 6 +0.572 6
4 SRH 5 +0.301 6
5 RR 6 -0.801 6
6 RCB 5 -0.486 4
7 MI 5 +0.317 2
8 DD 6 -1.097 2

The match starts at 8 PM IST.

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Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat


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