Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of match 48 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. This is Shruti Hariharan, and I will bring you live cricket scores and updates from this contest. After consecutive setbacks versus Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), SRH will like to tick all the boxes and move a step closer to the playoffs berth. On the other hand, MI are keen on finishing in the top 2 so that they can get an extra game if things fall apart. Full Cricket Scorecard, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Match 48
SRH have been good with the bat. David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh have been their top performers, but the middle order has to step up in the business end of the tournament. Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda and Moises Henriques have not done anything extraordinary with the long handle and will like to come good soon. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan will continue to spearhead the bowling line-up and try to cause some upsets in the opposition camp.
On the other hand, MI have performed in tough situations and clicked as a unit. Their only two defeats have come against the same side, that is, RPS and will like to make it two in two against SRH this season. SRH are coming on the back of their first defeat at home, and MI will like to make the most of this opportunity.
Rohit Sharma’s form is the only cause of concern for the visitors. Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Pandya brothers and Jasprit Bumrah will be the key players for the No. 1 ranked side.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya, Ambati Rayudu
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Vijay Shankar, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj