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)
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: Simmons, Patel (wk), Rana, Rohit (c), Pollard, Hardik, Karn, Harbhajan, McClenaghan, Bumrah, Malinga.
(Last five matches – with latest match first)
SRH: L L W W N
MI: W W W L W
It’s tough to go against a Mumbai win in the form they are currently in.