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IPL 2017: Unchanged Mumbai Indians Bat First; Williamson, Nehra Miss Out For Hosts 

IPL 2017: Unchanged Mumbai Indians Bat First; Williamson, Nehra Miss Out For Hosts

Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bat first, in the quest to be in the top two of the points table.There was no change in the visiting team line-up as Rohit Sharma did not tinker with the winning combination.

On the other hand, there were three changes in Hyderabad line-up as Kane Williamson made way for Mohammad Nabi whereas Ashish Nehra made way for Mohammad Siraj. Bipul Sharma, the left-arm spinner also made way for all-rounder Vijay Shankar.

Sunrisers Hyderabad currently sit at the fourth position in the points table and they have to win this game in order to keep their chances alive as more the games they lose at this stage, more the pressure will mount on them to perform well in the upcoming games.

Here is the playing XI of both the teams –

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Naman Ojha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj.

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(w), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

Here is what both the captains said the time of the toss –

Warner: The records speak for itself but it is a fresh day and we are looking to do well for ourselves. We had a long discussion and given the weather, have to do our best. Three changes in our eleven – Nehra is out with an injury. Siraj takes his place. Williamson is out for Nabi and I do not remember the third.

Rohit: We are going to bat first. It is a good track, we’ve got to come out and play the cricket we have been playing in the last few weeks. We haven’t batted so much in the tournament and are looking to test us out. We are unchanged.

 

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