Sunrisers Hyderabad is fourth on the point chart. However, to remain so, they must change their stance of being on the losing side. They faced their latest defeat on their last fixture. The forthcoming match is against Mumbai Indians, one of the strongest sides. However, the likes of David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not someone who can be ignored. Hyderabad has been stronger with one of the top batsmen and top bowlers. For Mumbai, tackling the headstrong players can be the winning move, but as usual, it is not always the top players that wins a game. Especially, in IPL, every new match witness one or another new striker.
Mumbai has been through a winning stretch. If they win the match, it would make them double their lead than the present 3-2. An injured Ashish Nehra gave the way to Mohammad Siraj into Hyderabad team. Also, the team is most likely to change their set up to tussle with Mumbai. The spin options like Bipul Sharma will be handy against batsmen like Parthiv Patel and Nitish Rana. Another player in consideration is Moises Henriques. He may play as an allrounder substituting Nehra, while being a middle order batsman.
Mumbai Indians are most likely to keep the present formation intact as the squad came up as a winning combination. Still, there is a chance of Malinga coming back along with Harbhajan Singh, owning to their record against Hyderabad batsmen. Couple of players has left the squad. Jos Butler and Krunal Pandya are absent in the team, making spots for Lendl Simmons.
Per VVS Laxman, Sunrisers must do well against Mumbai as they are at the top. The coach took into account that Mumbai players are at a good form. He said, it is “important to take each match as it comes.” Hyderabad’s campaign is now at a tougher route as Kings XI Punjab has played less match. If Kings Punjab wins a match, Hyderabad would have to abandon the top four spots. While, Mumbai Indians are at a much stronger position finishing as the top team in the chart so far.
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