Sunrisers Hyderabad ride bowling attack to victory over Mumbai

Sunrisers Hyderabad avenged their defeat to Mumbai Indians from earlier this season with a routine seven-wicket victory over the IPL table-toppers.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma [67 off 45 balls] won the toss and opted to bat first, but his star-studded batting lineup were flummoxed by the Sunrisers’ bowling, especially Afghan spin twins Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, while Sunrisers pacer Sidharth Kaul picked up three wickets with some stingy bowling.

Sharma himself scored a fifty, but got little support from the rest of the Indians batsmen.

In reply, although David Warner fell early, Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques steadied the ship in a 97-run partnership.

Dhawan took toll on some poor Mumbai bowling, as other than Mitchell McClenaghan and Harbhajan Singh, none of the bowlers could find the right line and length to trouble the batsmen.

Although there was a brief wobble with both Henriques and Yuvraj Singh falling in succession, Dhawan was on hand to ensure there was no late drama.

Sunrisers remain fourth in the table, but with qualification for the playoffs looking much more secure.

BRIEF SCORES

Mumbai Indians 138-7, 20 overs [Sharma 67, Patel 23, Kaul 3-24] lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 140-3, 18.2 overs [Dhawan 62, Henriques 44, McClenaghan 1-26] by seven wickets.

Player of the Match – Shikhar Dhawan.

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Warner is the leading run-scorer this season [Sportzpics]

It is a crucial game for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they host Mumbai Indians in Match 48 of the 2017 Indian Premier League [IPL] on Monday.

Here, we look at three players who you should look at picking in your fantasy team for this encounter, including our pick for your Power Player.

POWER PLAYER

DAVID WARNER [1,050,000]

Well, isn’t this obvious? Whenever the Sunrisers are in action, David Warner is a must and not picking him as your Power Player would be a bit of a risk.

The Australian opener has been remarkably consistent in recent seasons of the IPL. This year, he currently holds the Orange Cap and has scored 30 or more in eight out of the 11 innings he has played.

KANE WILLIAMSON [850,000]

The Mumbai bowling attack is one of the main reasons for their success this season, but one batsman who might find a way to play well against them is Kane Williamson.

The New Zealand skipper is technically very sound which could help him counter the likes of Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah. He has also been in good form this year, scoring 232 runs at an average of 46.40 and a strike-rate of 162.23 in IPL 2017.

JASPRIT BUMRAH [900,000]

The Indian pacer has taken 13 wickets in 11 matches this season and has become an integral part of the Mumbai Indians team.

Bumrah has taken at least one wicket in his last six matches which makes him a consistent points getter for fantasy teams that pick him.

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Who will come out on top? [Sportzpics]

Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Mumbai Indians in Match 48 of the 2017 Indian Premier League [IPL] at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

This is a very crucial match for the home team as after two consecutive losses, they desperately need a win to get their campaign back on track as they look to qualify for the playoffs.

Mumbai, on the other hand, have already made it to the final four and will want to keep the momentum going with a win here.

Ahead of the match, we have the latest team news, start time and date, as well as how you can watch all the action from the UAE.


DATE, TIME, VENUE INFO

Date: May 8, 2017 (Monday)

Time: 18:30 GST, 20:00 local time (IST), 14:30 GMT

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad


WHERE TO WATCH, LIVE STREAMING INFO

TV: UAE – OSN Sports Cricket HD, India – Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max, Sony Max HD 3 (Hindi), UK – Sky Sports

Online streaming: hotstar.com, Hotstar app (in India only)

LIVE: Sport360.com


TEAM NEWS, SQUADS, PREDICTED XIs

SRH SQUAD: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Moises Henriques, Mustafizur Rahman, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Barinder Sran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vijay Shankar, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammad Nabi, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Mohammed Siraj.

Ashish Nehra went off with an injury in the last match and that could see Mohammed Siraj making a return in this match.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Sunrisers are tempted to play an extra batsman after their batting collapse in the previous match. If that’s the case, Deepak Hooda could play in place of Bipul Sharma.

PREDICTED SRH XI: Warner (c), Dhawan, Williamson, Yuvraj, Henriques, Hooda, Ojha (wk), Rashid, Bhuvneshwar, Kaul, Siraj.

MI SQUAD: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, R Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, J Suchith, Siddhesh Lad, Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Kulwant Khejroliya.

The decision to replace Jos Buttler with Lendl Simmons worked like a treat for Mumbai and they are likely to stick with the West Indian batsman at the top of the order.

If Krunal Pandya is fit, it’ll be interesting to see if he comes back into the team straight away as Karn Sharma bowled a fantastic spell against Delhi Daredevils.

PREDICTED MI XI: SimmonsPatel (wk), Rana, Rohit (c), Pollard, Hardik, Karn, Harbhajan, McClenaghan, Bumrah, Malinga.


FORM

(Last five matches – with latest match first)

SRH: L L W W N

MI: W W W L W


MATCH PREDICTION

It’s tough to go against a Mumbai win in the form they are currently in.

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