Sharjah: Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday received the toss and elected to bat of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match in opposition to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With the early dismissal of ‘run machine’ Rohit, MI might rating 208 runs at a lack of 5 wickets.
“We will bat first. It has been our strength and we will back that. It is a good pitch and the toss doesn’t really matter,” mentioned Sharma. “The game against KKR was also a perfect game. We have seen few games here, you have to believe and trust your instincts when you play in grounds like these. We are playing the same team,” he added.
Mumbai Indians had been dented early after dropping Rohit Sharma within the first over of the match. Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s substitute, dismissed Rohit. After three dot balls, Rohit hit a six within the first over. Nonetheless, he chased a large ball and nikced it to the keeper. It was given a large however Jonny Bairstow was satisfied there was an edge.
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Siddarth Kaul picked up his 50th IPL wicket dismissing Suryakumar Yadav.
Manish Pandey pulled off a surprising catch at long-on to dismiss Ishan Kishan, moments after Rashid Khan dismissed the damaging Quinton de Kock. De Kock scored a half-century off 32 balls and placed on 78 off 44 balls with Ishan Kishan.
The onus is on Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to complete the innings on a excessive for Mumbai Indians.
Krunal Pandya hammers 20 off four balls (2 fours, 2 sixes). 21 runs come off the ultimate over of the innings as Mumbai Indians end on a robust complete of 208/5.
The Indian Premier League 2020 is in for an additional cracker of a contest as two formidable sides in MI and SRH are set to do battle in Match 17 of the match. The Sunrisers, led by David Warner, could have no scarcity of confidence coming off successive wins, however defending champions MI have confirmed why they can’t be discarded even with defeats.
SRH have made two modifications to their taking part in XI – Sandeep Sharma comes rather than injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur replaces Khaleel Ahmed.
“Definitely, we would have batted as well. We have seen some high totals here but it also gives a chance to the bowlers to pinch a couple of wickets,” mentioned SRH captain David Warner. “I think Bhuvi is a big loss for us. It is about making sure the bowlers are communicating and bowling in partnerships again. We have to do that well here today,” he added.
Taking part in XIs:
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan
(With Company Inputs)