Sports Desk The 51st match of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium from 8 pm on Thursday night. Mumbai has 14 points. He won 7 out of 12 matches in the third position in the table. In such a situation, he will have to win 2 points by defeating Hyderabad on home ground. If he wins this match then he will get 16 points and it will be decided to reach his playoff.
This is the second match from Mumbai in Hyderabad this season. In the first match played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on April 6, he defeated Hyderabad by 40 runs. Hyderabad has 12 points. He is at number four by winning 6 out of 12 matches. It will be a challenge for him to remain in number four in this match because his team and tournament's top scorer David Warner has returned home.
Warner has left for Australia to be part of the World Cup team. Warner has been a major contributor in most of Hyderabad's win. It is necessary to see now how Sunrisers Hyderabad face Mumbai's best bowling attack without their best batsmen.
There have been 13 matches between Hyderabad and Mumbai in the IPL so far. Of these, Mumbai has 6 and Hyderabad has won 7. At the Wankhede Stadium, so far 4 matches have been played between the two. Of these, the Mumbai team has managed to win 3 matches. Hyderabad has only defeated Mumbai in the match played on April 25, 2018.
However, if you talk about the last 5 matches between the two, the figures are in favor of Hyderabad. Hyderabad has won in 3 out of 5 last matches. The Mumbai Indians team has won only two matches. It defeated Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in April 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on April 6 this year.
Mumbai Indians have played 65 matches at home so far in IPL. Of these, he has won 40, while 25 have lost in the bouts. He had lost his last match on April 13 this year. In that match Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets.
Guptill can be part of Hyderabad's last-11, Hyderabad batting will depend heavily on Captain Ken Williamson in this match. After Warner's departure, Martin Guptill, sitting outside till now, can get an opportunity to join the last-11. In Guptill, Warner has the ability to complete the shortage.
With Rohit's captaincy, Mumbai keeps on doing anything on the home ground. The team has a Hitter, like Pandya, Kieron Pollard. Both are performing well even with the ball. Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga are also doing fine in fast bowlers. There is a need to do better in the spin of Kunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar.
Both the teams are Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kunal Pandya, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markandey, Rahul Chahar, Ankul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton Deacoc, Avin Louise, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Michelle Mecklenghnn, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorf, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Saran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rashik Salam, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhishek Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbah Nadeem, T. Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Riddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar and Billy Stanlek