Indian Premier League, MI vs SRH, Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rohit Sharma, David Warner I back-to-back wins
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians top the points table with four points in many matches.© Twitter
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday at the prestigious Sharjah Cricket Ground for a thrilling win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Both teams are tied with four points after four matches but Mumbai Indians topped the Indian Premier League 2020 points table thanks to a better net run rate. This will be the first match for both sides in Sharjah this season and given the small dimensions of the field, fans can expect some fireworks with Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, David Warner and Johnny Bairstow.
The Rohit Sharma-led team started their title defense with a five-wicket loss to CSK followed by a 49-run knock over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Mumbai stumbled in a super over against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but returned on the way to victory, beating Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs.
Despite Quinton de Kock’s failure to contribute significantly to the tournament so far, the form of Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan have put the most pressure on Rohit Sharma.
Rohit will be hoping that his foreign opening partners can take some runs in front of his name at this ground, who have given some high scoring bouts this season.
With the ball, Jaspreet Bumrah found his length against KXIP after being smashed for 42 after taking a wicket against RCB. The biggest positive for Mumbai was Rahul Chahar who troubled KL Rahul, who was one of the leading run-gainers in this year’s IPL.
For SRH, Kane Williamson’s arrival in the middle order and contributing to a win with youngsters like Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg helped him change his fortunes.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness may be a matter of concern for David Warner as the Indian pacer walked out of the ground in his last game without completing the quota of four overs.
If Bhuvneshwar is missed, SRH may have to bring in Siddartha Kaul, who has been one of their star performers off the ball in the last two seasons.