Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad preview: Warner-less SRH face MI in crucial clash

David Warner-less Sunriser Hyderabad to face Mumbai Indians in crucial clash

Mumbai, May 1: With their batting mainstay, Australian David Warner no longer available, Sunrisers Hyderabad face a formidable task when they square off against Mumbai Indians in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Thursday (May 2).

IPL Special Page | IPL 2019 Full Schedule | Points Table

The match is important for both sides as a victory will bolster their play-off chances while a defeat would bring them one step closer to the exit door.

Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, who are in action on Wednesday (May 1) have already sealed their play-off spots, while the other two slots are yet to be decided.

Currently, MI lie in third position with 14 points from 12 games, while the SRH are in the fourth spot with 12 points from as many matches. In the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Alzarri Joseph ripped through the Sunrisers line-up to help Mumbai to a 40-run victory.

If MI win on Thursday (May 2), they qualify for the play-offs while a victory for SRH will take them level on 14 points with the home side and both will have to wait longer to know their fate.

Who will fill Warner’s void?

Who will fill Warner’s void?

Warner, after scoring a staggering 692 runs from 12 matches, headed home to take part in the national camp ahead of the World Cup, which begins on May 30 in England.

The void left by his departure would be felt and in his absence, captain Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, all-rounder Vijay Shankar and comeback man Wriddhiman Saha will have to shoulder the responsibility.

Visitors’ quality bowling attack lacks consistency

Visitors’ quality bowling attack lacks consistency

SRH bowlers have performed well in patches and need to get their act together against MI's strong batting line-up.

Sandeep Sharma (12 wickets from 11 matches), Khaleel Ahmed (11 from 6) and the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8 from 12), along with the Afghan spin twins Rashid and Mohammed Nabi, provide quality to the SRH bowling attack.

Hardik and Pollard add fire-power to hosts

Hardik and Pollard add fire-power to hosts

MI have been well-served by South African Quinton de Kock (393 from 12 matches) and captain Rohit Sharma (307 from 11) at the top. In hard-hitting all-rounder Hardik Pandya (355 from 12) and West Indian powerhouse Kieron Pollard (228 from 12), MI possess two batsmen who routinely take the opposition bowling attack to the cleaners in the last few overs of the innings.

The likes of Surya Kumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya will need to convert starts into bigger scores against the multi-pronged SRH attack in which Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (14 wickets) has been the standout performer.

Hosts bank on balanced bowling attack

Hosts bank on balanced bowling attack

Although they will miss left-arm Australian pacer Jason Behrendroff, who has also headed home to take join the World Cup camp, Mumbai still have a good bowling attack.

The home side has top pacers like Jasprit Bumrah (13 from 12), Lasith Malinga (12 from 8), Hardik Pandya (10 from 12) in their ranks, while spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya also add to the backbone in bowling.

MI have won only three of their home games out of the five played so far and do not enjoy the earlier aura of invincibility in familiar surroundings.

The Teams

The Teams

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (captain), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks.

Start time, venue, where to watch and live streaming info

Start time, venue, where to watch and live streaming info

Match: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date and Start Time: Thursday (May 2) at 8 PM IST

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Live Stream: HotStar

Live Blog: mykhel.com

 
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

Love Cricket? Prove it! Play myKhel Fantasy Cricket here

Story first published: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 15:53 [IST]
Other articles published on May 1, 2019
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more