This is the first face off between the inform Sunrisers hyderabad (SRH) and starting to get into momentum Mumbai Indians(MI). The hosts for the match SRH is in a very good momentum, topping the table with 3 wins in 4 matches and highest net runrate of +1.780 while MI who started their campaign on a disappointing note has shown some machismo and made a comeback with 2 wins in 2 matches and being at 6th position in the points table.
Starting from batting, the SRH top order has fired and have been able to outplay every opposition bowler. With both David Warner and Jonny Bairstow being in the race of the orange cap(given to the batsmen with most runs in the tournament), the rest of the story is very clearly understood. The middle order is a little distorted since Kane Williamson is injured and has not been able to play but with the power hitters Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar, all’s been well for the lot. Also the allround performance of Rashid Khan and Nabi added icing on the cake. The bowling department too has done well and manged to win matches for their team.
Mumbai Indians on the other hand would be a little worried as the pace star Lasith Malinga had to leave the tournament to join his first class team for a tournament in Sri Lanka. The batsmen have done well with Quinton decock being able to swing the bat well and make runs for his team alongwith the counterpart Rohit Sharma. The team has exceptional hitters in the name of Kieron Pollard and Pandya brothers. Also Suryakumar Yadav has managed to perform well and save his team in crunch situations. While bowling department has world number 1 Jasprit Bumrah and which would be joined by Mitchell McCleghanan .
The pitch is very suitable for batsmen as its absolutely flat and so average first innings score is somewhere near 162. Since chasing would be a better option so both the teams would like to win the toss and bowl first.
So lets see whether its HYDERABADI BIRYANI or MUMBAI’S VADAPAV this time.