Hyderabad will take on Mumbai in match number 51 of the Indian T20 Cricket 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. Although Sunrisers won their last game, they are still on the fourth position with 12 points while Mumbai is third with 14 points from 12 matches despite losing their last game.
Hyderabad go into their latest clash having thrashed Punjab in their previous encounter by 45 runs. However, it was yet again a case of David Warner leading the way with whirlwind innings. Hyderabad will not have the services of Warner henceforth so that would be a big loss.
Jonny Bairstow has already returned home to England for the World Cup preparations which means that the pair responsible for Hyderabad ' resurgence this season will not have any further role to play. This makes skipper Kane Williamson's presence all the more significant. Martin Guptill should replace Warner and is likely to have a massive role.
Mumbai goes into the contest having lost their last match against Kolkata by 34 runs. They would thus want a win to ensure their play-offs spot is secure. The bowlers went for plenty against Kolkata so Mumbai would be keen for their bowlers comprising of star performers Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah to do well
Their batting has been in excellent form so they would want that to continue. Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya as well as Krunal have done really nicely with the bat. The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is considered to be batting friendly so the hosts will look to take maximum advantage of the same.
Mumbai : Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Beuran Hendricks, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
--By A Cricket Correspondent