Sunrisers Hyderabad gearing for a big challenge on Monday when they take on table toppers Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in a night game.
With just two matches in hand and a place in the playoffs yet to be confirmed, the hosts know that it’s crunch time for them. The defending Champions, who are fourth in the table with 13 points, need to win at least one of their two games- one at the home and other against Gujarat Lions in Kanpur- to remain in contention.
“It is important to take it match by match. It is crucial to do well against Mumbai Indians, who are presently at the top of the table and all of their players are in good form. We have done well this season. It is about concentrating and focusing on the basics. If we have the ability to execute our plans, we can beat any team. We should not think of points table because that will be a distraction in the minds of the players. It is about going out and enjoying the game. In T20, it is important to express yourself and then you can play to your potential. The first focus will be the match against Mumbai.”- Sunrisers mentor VVS Laxman said on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians, with 9 wins from 11 games, have proved to be the team to beat this season. They come to Hyderabad on a high after trashing Delhi Daredevils by a whopping 146 runs. Mumbai have no pressure at all as they are sitting pretty. That doesn’t augur well for the hosts who feel the heat from the free flowing game of the visitors.
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Time: Monday, 08 May 2017 at 8.00 PM IST
SRH vs MI Squad
Mumbai Indians : Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(w), Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma(c), Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya
Sunrisers Hyderabad : David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha(w), Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Ashish Nehra, Ricky Bhui, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj
Who will win today?
MI vs SRH Today Match Prediction IPL 2017 48th Match. Who will win today’s match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad?