IPL 2020, MI vs SRH, Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad: players to watch out for
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and former winners Sunrisers Hyderabad are yet to be in top gear, with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 having four matches each. Both teams are divided into halves, winning two and losing to sit third and fourth in the IPL points table. Mumbai Indians led the Sunrisers Hyderabad to win with more confidence than Rohit Sharma’s team thanks to a better net run rate. SRH survived a shaky start by losing their opening two matches, but bounced back well to win the next two matches. The big-name players in both camps seem to be returning to their best, which would be an ominous sign for others.
Rohit Sharma: After not making a great start, the captain of the Mumbai Indians finally seems to be in their strut, and looked ominous in a big win over Kings XI Punjab in the last match. Rohit Sharma is the top scorer for his team so far, scoring 170 runs at an average of 42.50. He already has two half-centuries and this is due to a big score.
Kiron Pollard: West Indies batsmen look to bat, as they have never done in the IPL. Despite coming down the order, Kieron Pollard has been the most consistent player for Mumbai. Incredibly, Pollard has been sacked only once, noting the Super Over, scoring a total of 138 runs in four matches at an average of 138 this season. And he has scored those runs at a strike-rate of 212.30.
Rahul Chahar: The leg-spinner has beaten some very big names in the team with the ball, making him an essential part of the team. In the IPL 2020, the youngest player who has taken the joint fourth highest wicket has taken six wickets at an economy rate of 7.43.
David Warner: The Australian has stayed away from his best yet he is the third highest run-scorer for his team this season, just four runs behind Johnny Bairstow. Without a half-century in four matches, David Warner is due for a big score and Sunrisers Hyderabad hope to start it with a knock against all the defending champions.
Johnny Bairstow: Despite being dismissed for the Ducks, the Englishman is still the top scorer for SRH in the IPL 2020. Sharjah’s short range may just be medicine Bairstow wants to get into top gear, and get back to her destructive best.
Rashid Khan: After a volatile debut in the IPL 2020, the Afghanistan superstar has won well. He has only four wickets to his name this season, three of them coming in a match, but Rashid Khan has one of the best economy rates in the tournament this year. He has scored just 5.12 runs this season and bowled 41 dot balls.