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IPL 2018: SRH to meet defending champions MI today

Last 5 seasons, Mumbai Indians began their IPL campaign with a narrow defeat in their opening match against CSK

New Delhi: After massive victory against RR, Sunrisers Hyderabad will come up against a confident Mumbai Indians outfit in Match 7 of VIVO IPL 2018.

Last 5 seasons, Mumbai Indians began their IPL campaign with a narrow defeat in their opening match against CSK.

MI openers Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis struggled, but their middle order in Ishan Kishan (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) stood up. Krunal Pandya’s 22-ball 41 that really propelled them to 165 that brought them back into the game against CSK.

Mumbai got in two training sessions leading into the clash, one in the afternoon and one under lights. MI have 2 best death bowlers in the world Mustafizur Rahman and Jasprit Bumrah.

Mumbai Indians will hope for improved performances at the top of the order from their captain, Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis.

The matches between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have always been closely fought between the two sets of players. Both SRH and MI have won 5 matches each in the 10 matches that they have played against each other.

however, Sunrisers should look to the depth and variety in its bowling attack to counter the might of Mumbai batting.

The pace trio of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul can always fall back on the wily spin duo of left-armer Shakib al Hasan and leggie Rashid Khan who have the ability to probe the best of the batsmen with their different variations.

In batting captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan fires at the top half the job is done for the home team.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 10, SRH won – 5, MI won –5

In Hyderabad: Matches – 5, SRH won – 3, MI own – 2


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.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan.

Orange Cap

Player                   match Inning Runs  HS
Andre Russell            2        2        103    88*
Purple Cap
Player              match  Inning  Over  Wkt
Shane Watson       2         2          8        4


1 CSK 2 +0.254 4
2 SRH 1 +1.771 2
3 KXIP 1 +0.567 2
4 KKR 2 +0.195 2
5 RR 2 -1.065 2
6 MI 1 -0.271 0
7 RCB 1 -0.598 0
8 DD 2 -0.851 0


Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghvendra 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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