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Sunrisers Hyderabad is all set to meet the Mumbai Indians in the 18th match of Vivo IPL 2 later today and they will surely look to continue their winning momentum in the tournament. However, Mumbai Indians will be bolstered by their terrific performance in their previous clash against the Chennai Super Kings. Despite losing a couple of early matches, Mumbai Indians looked at their best against the yellow brigade as they brought their winning run to an end.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been highly benefited by the inclusion of Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order. He has looked lethal and has forged a great partnership with David Warner in the opening position. They will definitely look to continue their dominant run in the tournament so far. The bowling line-up might worry them a bit.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to put up a better bowling performance
The form of stand-in skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar hasn’t been that great which hasn’t helped in the combination of Hyderabad. The speedster will definitely look to get back among wickets and make an impact for his franchise. On the other hand, Rashid Khan also hasn’t been at his best. However his another Afghanistan teammate Mohammad Nabi has bowled brilliantly in the two matches he has been part of.
For Mumbai Indians, it has been Hardik Pandya who has made a huge impact for the franchise both with bat and ball. He smashed a 8 balls 25 against the CSK which propelled Mumbai Indians to a competitive total of 170 runs. The three-time champions will miss the services of Lasith Malinga for a few matches. It will be interesting to see who makes a comeback in his spot.
The match which is slated to be played in a couple of hours time might well be called due to the amount of rain which is currently happening in Hyderabad. There was no forecast for rain as per reports in the Cricbuzz. However, as per the current scenario rain is currently pelting down in the ground. Temperature is expected to remain around 25 to 30 degrees. However, the current thundershowers might just make the match a curtailed affair.
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