This could be called the showdown of the Giants as two of the most round looking sides in the entire 2018 roster lock horns. Match 7 will witness the Sun Risers from Hyderabad take on the Mumbai Indians. This is going to be Hyderabad’s second home outing after their whitewash of the Royals while for Mumbai it’s about getting their act together after Bravo’s last over heroics and focus on what stands next.
Overall: Matches- 10
Mumbai Indians – 5
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 5
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad will see the first encounter of the two Titans of the IPL collite.
Avg 1st innings score: 156
Avg 2nd innings score: 146
Highest Total: 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH
Lowest Total: 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH
Highest Chased: 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC
Lowest Defended: 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
(The above stats only include IPL T20s played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad)
Although the first game was a low scoring one the second innings saw the ball coming on to the bat nicely. The deck does assist the spinners a bit more than what it has in store for the faster bowlers.
How do the teams stack up?
On paper, Mumbai looks pretty solid and it did transit on to the field as well until the last three overs of Mumbai’s first outing against CSK. Not much is expected to change from the first game for Mumbai as most of Rohit’s moves paid off well in the last game. Especially the young Markande, he’ll be a prominent bowler in this game two as this time around the SRH unit would have done their homework in him.
Probably XI: Rohit Sharma, Evin Lewis, I Kishan, S Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, K Pollard, M Rehman, M Markande, Mitchell John McClenaghan, J Bumrah
Player to watch out for: Evin Lewis and M Markande
The Sun Risers couldn’t have asked for a better start to their season. They outplayed the Royals in every department. Their bowling was spot on and their batting also seemed solid as they wrapped the game up with only one wicket down. Pundits believed that SRH was not the same side without their run machine captain David Warner but Williamson took it as a challenge perhaps and delivered big time in his first outing as SRH captain. The side will most probably remain the same while we’d like to see the likes of Sandeep Sharma in action as well.
Probably XI: Shikhar Dhawan, K Williamson, M Panday, D Hooda, W Saha, Y Pathan, Rashid Khan,
Shakib Al Hasan, B Kumar, B Stanlake, S Kaul.
Player to watch out for: R Khan & D Hooda
Punter Heavy On: Mumbai Indians