IPL 2017: Unchanged Mumbai Indians Bowl; Sunrisers Get Mustafizur Boost, Tamil Nadu’s Vijay Shankar Replaces Bipul Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad pace attack was bolstered by the return of Mustafizur Rahman against Mumbai Indians in their first away game.
The home side won the toss and decided to bowl first, which was an obvious choice on this track. Skipper Rohit Sharma opted for an unchanged squad as he did not want to tinker with the winning combination whereas Sunrisers camp had two changes.
Moises Henriques, who is suffering from a viral fever made way for comeback man Mustafizur Rahman whereas Tamil Nadu skipper and all-rounder Vijay Shankar came in place of spinner Bipul Sharma, probably knowing the fact that the pitch might not have much for the spinners.
Both the teams are coming with a win behind their back and will be looking to continue the winning run. However, Mumbai Indians have an edge even before the start of the game as any total can be chased on this batting friendly wicket, the number dictates.
Here is what captain said at the toss –
David Warner: “We need to be ready in case you lose the toss. Looks like a good wicket to bat on, we need to make the most of the first six overs. Moises is sick tonight, Fizz (Mustafizur Rehman) gets his first game. Vijay Shankar replaces Bipul for his first IPL game.
Rohit Sharma: “We will bowl first. We have been chasing well, it gets a bit dewy towards the end, obvious choice to bat second, but we need to bowl well first. They are a very good batting side, we have to be at our best and restrict them to a modest score and chase down the score. No changes for us, I believe in backing the players, hopefully, they will come good.”
Here is playing XI of both the teams –
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Naman Ojha(w), Ben Cutting, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman.
Mumbai Indians playing XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma (c), Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
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