Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have beaten Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their last two matches, have a tough challenge from Mumbai Indians here on Tuesday to retain their chances of reaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. Have to overcome. Hyderabad's net runners are better than the other teams in the race for the playoffs, so by defeating Mumbai, they can secure a place in the tournament final four. The team looks to make the right combination after making the tough decision to drop the aggressive Johnny Bairstow out of the final 11.
Wriddhiman Saha has impressed with David Warner as the opener while Jason Holder has given the team the option of an all-rounder. Fast bowlers Holder and Sandeep Sharma had impressive performances in the last overs of the last match against Royer Challengers Bangalore. The team's bowling is sharpened by the presence of left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan and veteran Rashid Khan.
After winning the last match against RCB, Captain Warner had said, "In 2016 also the team had a similar challenge and we had won the last three matches." Sunrisers Hyderabad is aware that there will be little scope to make a mistake against a strong team like Mumbai Indians, which is heading towards its fifth IPL title. In the absence of injured captain Rohit Sharma, Mumbai easily defeated RCB and Delhi Capitals in their previous matches to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have bowled a great swing with new and old balls. Kiron Pollard has been impressive leading the team in Rohit's absence. Rohit has not been selected in the Indian team for the tour of Australia and there is no official information about the recovery of this player who was injured two weeks ago. Mumbai, who have secured the top spot in the points table, would not like to give Sunrisers Hyderabad any chance.
Both teams are
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McLennan. , Mohsin Khan, Nathan Kuplter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton Deacock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwari, Sherfen Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Srivats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Riddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep Sharma, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yara, Khalil Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.