When Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) fight out in the Indian Premier League 2019 season, it will be a very fascinating contest. This match #19 will be played in Hyderabad on Saturday night.
Sunrisers are top of the IPL table with three wins in four matches, while Mumbai have two wins in four. SRH have won five of their last six against MI, and have a 4-2 record at home. In addition, the Sunrisers have won their last three against MI at this venue.
After starting the season with a loss, SRH have picked up pace with three straight wins. With their openers in blistering form – David Warner (264 runs) and Jonny Bairstow (246 runs) – SRH are riding their batting aggression to storm ahead of competition.
Kane Williamson’s injury is a worry, but to be frank the Sunrisers are not missing him. Stand-in captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar is enjoying the bowling returns of Mohammad Nabi (six wickets, ER 4.0) and that will continue to prop SRH.
Mumbai have always been slow starters and have two wins out of four so far. The win against Chennai in the last match was fashioned by Hardik Pandya (25 off 8 balls, 3/20) and Jason Behrendorff (2/22).
Rohit Sharma will hope for more contributions from the top-order, including himself. Jasprit Bumrah (four wickets, ER 7.02) has started improving, after a poor start. Overall, Mumbai will hope for consistency in their game to make it successive wins.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Hardik Pandya has been in excellent form this season, scoring at a rate of 204.65. He already has hit seven sixes and should bring a lot of fantasy points to your team.
David Warner has a SR of 161.96 and has hit 23 fours and ten sixes in IPL 2019 already. With the form that he is in, Warner is sure to bring points to your side.
Jonny Bairstow has been a surprise package for the Sunrisers in IPL 2019. He has one century to his name and has hit 30 fours and ten sixes. Need more reason to have him in your side?
SRH: 1 David Warner 2 Jonny Bairstow (WK) 3 Vijay Shankar 4 Manish Pandey 5 Yousuf Pathan 6 Deepak Hooda 7 Mohammad Nabi 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C) 9 Rashid Khan 10 Siddharth Kaul 11 Sandeep Sharma
MI: 1 Quinton de Kock (WK) 2 Rohit Sharma (C) 3 Suryakumar Yadav 4 Yuvraj Singh 5 Krunal Pandya 6 Hardik Pandya 7 Kieron Pollard 8 Jasprit Bumrah 9 Jason Behrendorff 10 Rahul Chahar 11 Mitchell McCleneghan
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