Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Mumbai Indians on April 12, 2018, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Both teams have won the IPL, but Mumbai Indians is way ahead with the number of times it has won the tournament. This year, Sachin Tendulkar is a mentor for the team and fans will be hoping that this mentoring pays off and allows the defending champions to make it to the playoffs and then to the finals.
On the other hand, Sunrisers have lost their key player, David Warner, after the ball tampering incident in South Africa. The entire squad was selected around Warner’s strength and now with Kane Williamson at the helm, it will be left to him to ensure the team performs optimally against the Mumbai side.
|Match||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 7th Match|
|Date||Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL )|
|Venue||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad|
Sunrisers will be playing in their home ground. This gives the side an edge. Also, the stadium can accommodate 60,000 spectators, who will be cheering their side with gusto. The pitch will help the spinners and allow them to bounce and spin the ball more. It is also a great wicket to bat on.
The Mumbai Indians are captained by Rohit Sharma, who will be expected to lead from the front and will have to ensure he see the side through. The team’s strength is its bowling, with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Hardik and Krunal Pandya. On the other hand, Sunrisers don’t have enough bowlers to support Bhuvneshwar Kumar, so Rashid Khan and Shakib would have to work hard to ensure Bhuvie can become effective.
While Sunrisers Hyderabad don’t have enough depth in their bowling and are without the prolific David Warner, the chances are high that they will end up winning the match against Mumbai Indians.
Here are some reasons why Sunrisers have an edge:
Alex Hales, the hard hitting batsman from England, has been called to replace David Warner
Kane Williamson is a reliable batsman batting at number three while Dhawan and Hales will open
Shakib Al Hasan will not only have to perform with the ball, but will don the mantle as the finisher
Deepak Hooda will be confident after Nidahas Trophy call up and will be able to score runs like Yusuf Pathan