Vishakhapatnam: Rejuvenated after a week's break, Mumbai Indians will look to continue their rampaging run when they take on the formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL clash on Sunday.
On a roll after three successive wins against Punjab, Kolkata and Pune, Mumbai got a week-long break and will be rearing to go against the Sunrisers, who notched up a comfortable five-wicket win over Gujarat Lions on Friday. Both Hyderabad and Mumbai are positioned mid-table with 10 points each, having won five matches out of eight and nine respectively.
The last time the two teams faced each other on 18 April, it was the Sunrisers who had the last laugh by registering a seven-wicket win with 15 balls to spare and the Mumbai side will be itching for revenge. Both teams have been driven by the batting prowess of their respective skippers — Rohit Sharma and David Warner — who have proven to be the run-machines for their teams with 383 and 410 runs respectively.
For Mumbai, Ambati Rayudu and Parthiv Patel have also stepped up whenever their skipper has failed, whereas Shikhar Dhawan has taken the responsibility of guiding Hyderabad apart from Warner. Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques has also proved to be an important cog in SRH's wheels with some crucial contributions.
Hyderabad also have the services of Yuvraj Singh, who returned from an ankle injury to play the Gujarat match. Though he hasn't played in over a month, he remains a dangerous customer and can turn any match on its head. Interestingly, both Mumbai and Hyderabad have depended on their pace battery when it comes to restricting their oppositions. While New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan has led the Mumbai attack, claiming 13 wickets to be placed second in the wicket takers' list, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has snapped 12 scalps to get the job done for Hyderabad.
Published Date: May 08, 2016 12:44 pm | Updated Date: May 08, 2016 12:44 pm