IPL 7 20th match MI Vs SH: Mumbai Indians Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Live scores, 30 Apr, 2014
Match Teams: Mumbai Indians Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match Venue: Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Event : IPL T20 2014
Match Time: 18:30 local time (14:30 GMT , 8:00 PM IST)
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss & chose to bowl first
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Mumbai Indians : L L L L W
Sunrisers Hyderabad: L W L L L
Rohit Sharma replaced Ricky Ponting as captain last season and led Mumbai Indians to their maiden IPL title after years of disappointment. He then had a productive Champions Trophy and has finally started to deliver on his long-standing promise for India. He has an army of advisors off the field in the Mumbai Indians support staff but his challenge is to filter the gallons of inputs he must be receiving and translate it into a turnaround quickly.
Rohit can turn to the experience of 2013 but this is new territory for Shikhar Dhawan the captain. Further, his own limited-overs form hasn't been great coming into the tournament. He had to sit out an ODI in New Zealand and was also left out for the knockout stage of the World T20. Not only will he have to revive his side's campaign as its leader, he will also have to contribute majorly with the bat, something he has not managed so far.
Mumbai Indians have had running problems with the opening partnership in several seasons, and this season has been no different. By their fourth game, they realised that the man who has reinvented himself successfully as a limited-overs opener for India is also an option at the top of their order. Before that, Rohit Sharma was coming in with too much to do after the pair of Michael Hussey and Aditya Tare had failed to provide the kind of starts their side needed.
With fewer games per side this season, Mumbai Indians cannot really afford to keep piling up the losses. Sunrisers Hyderabad are in only a slightly better position with one victory. Their batting looked top-heavy coming into the season, and the fears have come true so far, with a thin middle order unable to step up when the powerful batsmen do not fire upfront. At least the strengths and weaknesses are clearer in Sunrisers' case. Mumbai Indians, as has been the case in the past too, seem to be misfiring without any standout reason.
Mumbai Indians have the least number of 50-plus scores this season - one, made by Rohit Sharma
Amit Mishra's economy-rate of 9.48 is the worst this season among specialist spinners who have played more than one match