Sharjah: Boasting an explosive batting line-up that enhances their efficient dying bowling, Mumbai Indians could have their nostril forward within the IPL match towards Sunrisers Hyderabad right here on Sunday.
So as to add to SRH’s fear, doubts remained over lead seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s participation within the match.
Bhuvneshwar picked up an damage on Friday night time and was unable to finish his last over within the sport towards Chennai Tremendous Kings. He walked off the sphere with the assistance of the workforce physio.
Within the occasion the skilled seamer misses out, table-toppers Mumbai will fancy their probabilities extra on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, whose boundaries are a lot shorter than Dubai and Abu Dhabi and have been a paradise for power-hitters.
The defending champions, having humbled a powerful Kings XI Punjab of their final sport, are unlikely to make any modifications to the successful mixture.
Skipper Rohit Sharma is in elegant type and he can pummel any assault into submission on his day. Rohit has scored 170 runs from 4 video games this season.
Whereas the poor type of Quinton De Kock is worrisome, the prolific Suryakumar Yadav could be greater than eager to transform his begins.
The largest constructive for the defending champions is that their middle-order has lastly delivered with Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard launching into opposition assaults with their big-hitting prowess.
Younger Kishan has been the discover for MI, after his blistering but accountable knock towards Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Given the talents and energy of Hardik and Pollard, each can rip aside the SRH bowling particularly at Sharjah, the place even the surface edges fly into the stands.
Mumbai are unlikely to make any modifications to their bowling mixture, with all their bowlers placing up a splendid present towards Kings XI Punjab.
Aside from the pacers, spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya have performed their components to perfection and can be greater than eager to comprise the SRH batters.
SRH may also take plenty of confidence from their seven-run win over CSK, the place all their kids delivered after the large weapons failed to fireplace.
The workforce administration could be hoping that skipper David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey are among the many runs once more.
Kane Williamson is also a certainty within the enjoying XI, given his means to take the innings deep and maintain one find yourself.
If the seniors fireplace, that may cut back the stress on younger weapons Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad.
But when Bhuvneshwar misses out, that will imply extra stress on yorker specialist T Natarajan, left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed and star spinner Rashid Khan.
In that case, they should select from their different pacers Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma or Siddharth Kaul — however none can match up Bhuvneshwar’s expertise and expertise.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.
Match begins at 3.30 pm IST.
IPL 2020: KKR Fail To Chase Mammoth Rating, DC Win By 18 Runs