Mumbai Indians will once again face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 23rd match of IPL 2018. This time it’s the MI that will host the match at their home ground, Wankhede Stadium.
Last time when these two teams met, it was a nail biting finish just like almost every MI game. Billy Stanlake hit a four on the last ball of the match to provide SRH a 1-wicket win. But this time, Mumbai will look to take their revenge as SRH might be missing some of their key players. In this, Bhuvneshwar Kumar won’t be available, Shikhar Dhawan is still to clear the fitness test, Yusuf Pathan is also still under doubts.
Rashid Khan, the number one ranked T20i bowlers and ‘Man of the Match’ in the last game is also being hammered in the last two games. And suddenly SRH who won their first three games, have lost the next two. This will be a big advantage for MI to come back in the tournament
The only major problem for MI to address is their middle order batting or the performance of their all-rounders be it Hardik Pandya or Kieron Pollard, no one has yet announced themselves. That’s is also one of the major reason for their close losses.
Hyderabad is expected to make a few changes to meet the vacancies of unavailable players but MI may take the field with same squad. Chances of rain also look bleak with temperature of around early 30s.