In the 56th or last match of the league stage of IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are facing the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).
Both teams are playing their 14th match of this IPL season. In the IPL 2020 points table, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians are on the top position with 18 points (9 wins and 4 loses) and David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad are in the 5th position with 12 points (6 wins and 7 loses).
It is the must-win game for SRH as a win will secure their spot for the playoffs of this IPL season. Meanwhile, MI have already secured their top position in the IPL 2020 points table.
It is their second meeting this season. During the 17th match of the IPL 2020, they met for the first time this season where Mumbai Indians won by 34 runs.
IPL 2020, Match 56: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians (SRH vs MI) – Toss Report
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to field first. They made only change in the playing XI as Priyam Garg replaced Abhishek Sharma.
Warner said, “We are having a bowl first. It played nice and slow the other day, even though it was another pitch, so even though there is some sheen on it, I think it will be a little slow early on so we’d like to capitalise on that. We have to beat the best teams to enter the play-offs. We have gotten Priyam Garg in for Abhishek Sharma.”
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma returned to the squad and confirmed that they made three changes in the playing XI. Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni and James Pattinson joined the playing XI as the replacement of Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
Rohit said, “Throughout the tournament there has been a lot of talk about the toss, and we need to take toss out of contention and play good cricket. Looks like I’m fit and fine. We are resting some key bowlers – Bumrah and Boult will rest, Pattinson and Dhawal Kulkarni will replace them. I am coming in in place of Jayant Yadav.”
IPL 2020, Match 56: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians (SRH vs MI) – Playing XIs
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Thangarasu Natarajan
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Dhawal Kulkarni