In the last league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday (November 3) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have their last opportunity to secure the berth in playoffs by defeating Mumbai Indians, who have already qualified. Lying at the number five position, they need to win by a huge margin to improve their run rate. But the most important factor will be luck.
Here, let’s take a look at SunRisers Hyderabad Predicted XI against Mumbai Indians:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk):
Wriddhiman Saha has impressed with his batting in the last two matches. Against DC, he played a sensational knock of 87 runs to leave everyone in awe-struck. In the last match against RCB, while chasing a below-par target of 121 runs, he set a good base for the team, scoring 39 off 32 balls.
David Warner (c):
After a disappointing match against KXIP, SRH captain David Warner went all gun blazing against Delhi Capitals. He amassed 66 runs off 34 balls and struck eight fours and two sixes. Although in the last match, he lost his wicket early, it didn’t harm them because they were chasing a below-par total. But he will have to play a big knock against strong Mumbai Indians.
Manish Pandey, who was the match-winner for SunRisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan Royals, scored 44 runs off 31 balls and struck four fours and one sixes against DC.
The Indian batsman has very handled the pressure and took them across the line. His role will be crucial against MI to secure a berth in the playoffs.
Kane Williamson might be disappointed with his performance against RCB. He was out after scoring 8 runs off 14 balls although his early fall of wicket didn’t hurt the team. Against a strong MI, the New Zealander has to get good runs on the board to fulfil his franchises dream.
Vijay Shankar’s injury has given an opportunity to Abhishek Sharma. He surfaced from a hamstring injury against DC and has been ruled out of the tournament. Now, Sharma has a big responsibility to fill up his shoes.
Abdul Samad, the power-hitter, has featured in nine matches but has not got enough opportunities to bat. Contrastingly, he has also failed to prove his mettle whenever he has got the chance. With his short cameo in his first match, he had gathered a lot of praise. But the youngster has not stood up to the expectations. He will look to play a capitalise on the opportunity if he gets against MI.
The inclusion of Jason Holder has given SRH captain a good bowling option while his power hitting at lower-order has helped them to finish the games on a good note. Against RCB, the fast bowling allrounder dismantled their lower-order batsman, and while batting, he struck sixes to take the game home.
Priyam Garg had a huge responsibility to play as a finisher, but his performance has not been consistent. He was out after scoring three runs against KXIP even though the target was not daunting. With last league match left to play, the youngster will want to prove his worth.
Rashid Khan is the lynchpin for SunRisers Hyderabad. Against DC, he demolished their batting order while also chocked them to score runs. He picked three wickets while gave away only 7 runs in his four overs quota. Likewise against RCB, he got the wicket of Josh Phillippe.
The spinner is the leading wicket-taker for them, snaring 18 wickets in 13 matches.
Sandeep Sharma had set the momentum for SunRisers Hyderabad, picking early wickets of Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli. In his four overs quota, he bowled at the economy rate of 5.00. The speedster needs to repeat a similar performance against MI to qualify for playoffs.
T Natrajan, the vital cog of SunRisers Hyderabad, snared two wickets against DC while conceded 26 runs in his four overs quota. Against RCB, he picked the wicket of Washington Sundar, who was going to be the dangerman for them, while gave away only 11 runs in his four overs.
The left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem got the prized wicket of AB de Villiers to restrict RCB to a below part total. Against the top-notch Mumbai Indians, he needs to give early breakthroughs to take the game home.